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Join the world acclaimed Footprints Waipoua night tour to the Waipoua Forest with a local Māori guide for an unforgettable encounter with another world. You will be introduced to the oldest and largest known kauri trees in the world.

Your experience will start with a karakia (prayer) seeking permission from Tāne Mahuta (the Māori God of the Forest) to enter his domain. As the transition from day to night seamlessly occurs it will become noticeable that Māori have a very unique connection with the environment and the stately giant kauri trees that have stood silently witnessing the passing of time. As you enjoy the easy walking tracks that wind through an evergreen maze of unique flora you will enjoy intermittent stops to connect with thought provoking information, stories, song and much more…

Maori Guided Tane Mahuta Experience

4 Hours

$99 NZD

A spine tingling experience as day turns to night and you experience the forest through a Maori lens. This is a highly recommended experience.

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Footprints Waipoua

Important Information
  • Tour time is 4 hours including transport to the forest
  • Depart 6pm in October-March / 5pm in April-October
  • Witness forest transition from day to night
  • Meet the oldest and largest Kauri trees in the world.
  • Giant trees include Te Matua Ngāhere & Tane Mahuta
  • Minimum 2 guests
  • Prebookings are essential
  • Departs from the The Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga, Stage Highway 12, Omapere.

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