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Kauri trees, Waipoua Forest

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Waipoua Forest Twilight Encounter

The spiritual environment of the Waipoua Forest provides a natural stage for an unforgettable encounter with some of the largest remaining kauri trees in the world.

Waipoua Forest Twilight Encounter, New Zealand

The spiritual environment of the Waipoua Forest provides a natural stage for an unforgettable encounter with some of the largest remaining kauri trees in the world. The local guides who operate here will take you on a journey to meet their ancestors, and explain how these remarkable trees are intertwined with the lives of the local Maori.

You will meet the mighty Te Matua Ngahere, the Father of the Forest, whose girth is over five metres in diameter. He is estimated to be over 4000 years old. You will also take a walk to the Four Sisters, and finally Tane Mahuta, the Lord of the Forest, who stands a mighty 51 metres tall. The tour is about four hours in duration, and all walking is on fully maintained Department of Conservation tracks.

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