Tane Mahuta Walk

Tane Mahuta Walk

Waipoua Forest

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Backpack On Fire

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing to see the largest kauri tree. Short walk from the road. Be sure to clean your shoes properly at the station on the way in and out of the walk to help stop the spread of kauri die back disease. Toilets across the toad as well as awesome fresh fruit ice cream. Worth the stop along the way.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Stefano Clerici

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

Really amazing, it's worth while a stop, just 5 min walking from the road. A monster tree that I'll always remember.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Simon Hall

England

Ranking: 8/10

A must see! The Kauri trees are huge and has a great sense of spirituality.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Mario Schaeffer

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice walk to see the Kauri trees.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Erna Muller

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk with a lot of information about the surroundings and the tree.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Kristina Nunoz

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

A short walk to see the biggest living Kauris in the country. It is a nice, easy flat walk.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Lucile

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful walks and loops under the tree of Waipoua Forest with stunning stops in front of the biggest Kauri. Quiet atmosphere and respectful people. Information and signage are helpful - congratulations!!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Wendy Steer

England

Ranking: 9/10

A lovely walk on well maintained paths to see the largest living Kauri tree. Excellent.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Sylvie Smets

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

A short walk takes you to the biggest Kauri tree in New Zealand which is very impressive, unlike anything I have ever seen.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Hannes

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Oldest known Kauri tree, 5 minute walk, very impressive.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Luala F

Argentina

Ranking: 8/10

A great walk under the cooling shadows of the Kauri trees. Great conditions and clean facilities.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Birthe

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Really impressive Kauri tree. It is an easy walk over a wooden board path. You can see the biggest Kauri tree of New Zealand!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Tom Theuer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Huge tree with a diameter of a few metres. Awesome rainforest feeling.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Paul and Astrid

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely short walk through the forest to see New Zealand's mightiest Kauri tree. There is also the Four Sisters, four trees all growing together.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Jamie Serieux

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

It is a very big tree but shorter than I imagined. Lots of available information.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Michael Regensburger

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Big, big Kauri trees!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Petru

Romania

Ranking: 8/10

What a big tree! Definitely worth seeing this old giant.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Mikkel Pallesen

Denmark

Ranking: 6/10

Very big and nice trees. I believe it was the biggest tree in New Zealand. The drive along the west coast is also very nice.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Jonathan Gourmel

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

What a nice walk to see some Kauri trees. Two of them are more than 1000 years old and they are huge. This will make you feel how small you are against the nature. Good experience and amazing feeling.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Christine Schtenker

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very impressive to see something that old. Big cultural must do. Nice five minute walk.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Stella and Merle

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Easy walkways through impressive forest.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Josef Biller

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Biggest tree we have ever seen with great pathways created by DOC.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Fabian

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Very easy to reach from the highway and a spot that you should check out when passing by.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Tina Rust

Slovenia

Ranking: 10/10

Magnificent Kauri tree and a great walk in a green, lush forest.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Maddalena Buffoni

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

Majestic tree still stands alive inside this green and shady forest. Impressive.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Paul McDermott

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

One of our highlights of the North Island were the many DOC walks through the giant Kauri forests of Waipoua. Great way to stretch the legs (and the necks) as you stare up at these monsters. Free too which is always good. Don't miss the big boys, Tane Mahuta, Te Matua, Yakas and their 4 Sisters!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Ives van der Sluijs

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Really beautiful all those Kauri trees.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Christina

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Impressive.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Ruth Watkin

England

Ranking: 7/10

It is big, but it is not the biggest tree I have ever seen, good information signs about it all. Chip van outside does average tasting chips, very slowly.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Mattias

Sweden

Ranking: 7/10

Short and cool walk to see the 'God of the Forest'.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Dan Lawson

England

Ranking: 10/10

A shining piece of kiwi history! Completely non-commercial, it is just an ancient tree in the middle of a forest, the way it should be. If you are in New Zealand, make sure you go.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Fenna Newmann

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk through the big kauri trees, it is very impressive to see the old trees and to experience the magic atmosphere there.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Maxime Ripoche

France

Ranking: 10/10

Giant impressive trees and beautiful rainforest.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sara Berton

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

It is amazing. You feel like an ant near this tree! The grandfather of the forest!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Jeremy

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

A unique experience! Definitely worth it!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Loesje

Belgium

Ranking: 6/10

Very touristy. Nice tree, but not sooooo impressive. If you want to have a nice walk, see lots of other kauri trees and more impressive ones, go to the other kauri-walks

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Ingrid

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The myth of kauri can be experienced with the oldest kauris around. You can see a living legend.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Verest

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Well worth doing. All parks are very clean and well organised.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Jaqi_Gary

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Kauri are stunning
Tane Mahuta a Majestic Lord of the forest

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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KDS_Holiday

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome tree

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Keegan Jansen

South Africa

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing to see - great scenery around.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Mike Breele

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Big ass tree, very cool.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Denise & Maciej Holzer

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Short walks in impressive trees.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Hazel & Alan Damerell

England

Ranking: 10/10

Spectacular.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Anglea de Smit

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Really big tree, lots of walking tracks around.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Marjolein Hartsuiker

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

We were really impressed by Tane Mahuta the biggest kauri tree. We had the honour to see a Japanese filming crew at work and the local range (?). Sang a Maori song about the giant kauri tree.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Fleur & Nils

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice track along some of the largest kauri trees in New Zealand.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Janet

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Take a drive through this forest in Northland which is beautiful rainforest and stop to see the giant Kauri trees which are quite amazing.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Frans

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Good spot, well prepared, good path!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Anika

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

+ Big trees, easy walking.
- Touristic.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Andreas & Sonja

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Impressive, can be reached with just some small walks.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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bosha22

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Viewing Tane Mahuta is a must. What a special big tree he is.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Derek

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

AMAZING.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Kari Tervo

Finland

Ranking: 9/10

Impressive, good story.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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De Groot

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic greats!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Monica

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

Dramatic trees.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jan Vlasblom

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Find a way to get in the photo how large/big this tree is.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Faucon

France

Ranking: 7/10

Interesting, little walks.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jarob Brezigar

Slovenia

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing trees - big.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Derek Dean

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Be amazed and belittled all over the country.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Alan & Lorna

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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ersinger

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice short walk. Perfect for us!

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in April 2010

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LuukKarin

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice and easy short walk through the forest. Beautiful trees.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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LaurensD

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

These trees are big. Breathtaking!

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Andrew Lonsdale

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

Tane Mahuta is magnificent and the forest is great. Long drive to see and not too many facilities. Security is an issue.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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jongejan

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very beautiful and quiet forest.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Matthias & Johannes

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice to see such old, big trees.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Ake Erlandsson

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Lord of the Forest - That was big

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Artur D

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Short track through a nice rainforest to a big tree.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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balthes

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Waipoua Forest is really nice plus an interesting winding drive to get there.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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andres

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great short walk.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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nadinef

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Good short track into kauri forest to see the giant.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Anne Ford

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Staggering size.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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neeltjec

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Nice to see Tane Mahuta.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in April 2009