Northland, New Zealand
Waipoua Forest Northland Reviews
Marvellous forest full of mighty kauri trees Feb 09, 2011
Waipoua Forest, on the west coast of the Northland Region, is a true highlight you should visit whenever you travel around this region. Why? Easy to explain: the forest is home to the country's most impressive and longest living kauri trees.
Tane Mahuta ('Lord of the Forest'), Te Muta Ngahere ('Father of the Forest'), the Four Sisters and lots of other incredibly mighty and amazing kauri trees can be found at Waipoua Forest to marvel at.
The immense heights (up to 51.5 metres) and girths (even more than 16.00 metres), and the enormous treetops are completely impressive.
There's a wonderful atmosphere all around those ancient, mighty kauri trees in the middle of this vibrant bush that makes you think about how life in those surroundings must have been many thousand of years ago – wild, untouched, harsh?!
You can spend as much time as you want sitting in front of the kauri trees taking photos, burying in thoughts, listening to birdsongs, enjoying the forest's quiet and peace, but you have to stay on the paths and platforms. Don't walk off those wooden paths because that could damage the delicate roots roots of those precious kauri trees.
Visiting Waipoua Forest, home of some of New Zealand's majestic kauri trees, is a delight for everyone cherishing Mother Nature!
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