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Waipoua Forest, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Waipoua Forest

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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You haven't seen a big tree until you have been to Waipoua Forest and seen the majestic kauri beasts that scatter this region. Once in huge numbers across North Island, this is one of the few areas that now remains after the dramatic effects of ...

Giant Kauri Trees, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Giant Kauri Trees

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... nice lush green area on one part of the bay and a huge sand dune on the other!  We kept driving southbound to Waipoua Forest.  According to our LP guidebook, the Waipoua Forest is the largest area of Kauri forests in Northern NZ.   ...

Forest and Relaxation, Waipoua Kauri Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Forest and Relaxation

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Day 84 - Whatawhiwhi - Waipoua Kauri Forest, Waipoua Kauri Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Day 84 - Whatawhiwhi - Waipoua Kauri Forest

A travel blog entry by deankezontour

... laugh everytime I think about it since. We have wondered  what it could possibly have been, there are no scary things here in New Zealand, no bears or even mammals really. We decided it could have possibly been a wild pig or boar maybe (or maybe an ...

Kiwis in the bushes, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Kiwis in the bushes

A travel blog entry by jundan

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... the forest allowing you to see it from the road, where you park up. All in all it was about a 15km trek around the forest and i was shagged! We met a guy called Dave from Uttoxeter. I recognised the accent immediately, not quite Ashbourne, not quite Stoke ...

Lord of the Forest, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Lord of the Forest

A travel blog entry by operationwalrus

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... , but I guess some people have less scruples than others. We put the initial taint out of the way and headed along to enter Waipoua forest, and attend the big daddy. He was a truly impressive beast it must be said, it was almost impossible to even fit the ...

Uralte Riesen, Kauri Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Uralte Riesen

A travel blog entry by flexhannahtrip

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... Spitze der Insel, hatten wir schon einen kleinen Vorgeschmack auf die Kauri Bäume bekommen. Deshalb beschlossen wir zum Kauri Forest zu fahren um einige imposante lebende Exemplare zu bestaunen. Der Weg dorthin war sehr malerisch und wir machten eine ...

Tane Mahuta and Te Matua Ngahere, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Tane Mahuta and Te Matua Ngahere

A travel blog entry by rubin

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... dragon and alligator. After the boulder hike, we drove to the Waipoua Kauri Forest where we got to see the tallest kauri tree in New Zealand (also the tallest in the world because they’re native to NZ).  Then we drove a little further where we ...

Big Forest Daddies, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Big Forest Daddies

A travel blog entry by ristohannah

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The 'Kauri Coast' is dominated by the Waipoua Forest, which is home to some of New Zealand's oldest and biggest kauri trees. We visited the mighty Tane Mahuta,'Lord of the Forest', NZ's oldest (between 1,250 and 2,500 years) and biggest known living ...

Waipoua forest, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Waipoua forest

A travel blog entry by yam_cina

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The Waipoua forest is fames for its Kuri trees. Kuri is the biggest, and oldest tree in New - Zealand. The Waipoua forest is the best way to see the trees in their natural area of tropical forest full with green trees and silver frens. That was our last ...

Kauri Coast, Waipoua Forest and Matakohe, New Zealand travel blog

Kauri Coast

A travel blog entry by thephibbles

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Hi Everyone, We left the Bay of Islands on Wednesday morning to travel to Rotorua, we drove via the Kuari coast which is where the only indigineous Kauri trees still remain. The Kauri tree is the 2nd largest species of tree in the world and it is ...

A tree that splits the earth from the sky, Donnellys Crossing, New Zealand travel blog

A tree that splits the earth from the sky

A travel blog entry by juliasussams

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... .  Next up were the Four Sisters, 4 enormous trees sharing 1 base, and The Yakas, a rare stand of many Kauri trees in the middle of other forest.  It was a really nice day just walking around ancient woodland and appreciating the weather.  ...

Big Trees!, Waipoua Kauri Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Big Trees!

A travel blog entry by liammichelle

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... at home will be glad to hear that Liam's driving is coming along nicely, his five hour road test through the Waipoua Kauri Forest proved that. Once again more meandering roads but well worth it for the magnificent sights of kauri trees mixed with huge ...

Shall we name our first child after a tree?, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Shall we name our first child after a tree?

A travel blog entry by krista.and.erik

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... . On our visit to this second site, we had to pay a car guard before entering.  It’s interesting to see that New Zealand is having to employ the same technique as is used all over South Africa.  A sign indicates that there has been a ...

The Old Man and the Tree, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

The Old Man and the Tree

A travel blog entry by v_f

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... gehen, danke, Papa Hau!    Weiter ging es mit einem nicht weniger spirituellen Erlebnis: Wir besuchten den mystischen Waipoua Forest in dem heute 3/4 aller Kauri Bäume von Neuseeland stehen. Kauri Bäume gehören zu den voluminösesten Bäume ...

Long drive on 12, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Long drive on 12

A travel blog entry by lauranikol

... had a quick walk to some young Kauri trees at Rickers walk and then drove on to the larger trees. walking through the beautiful forest we saw Te Matua Ngahere (father of the forest and 2nd largest Kauri) and the Four Sisters. These trees were incredible ...

Gum trees, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Gum trees

A travel blog entry by travelhob

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Continuing north from Dargaville heading up the west ...

The Lakes..., Kaihu, New Zealand travel blog

The Lakes...

A travel blog entry by cotysmore

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... lodge, ate takeaway fish and chips and played Perudo. Sadly, the Perudo wasn't as big a hit as we had hoped with the new team and only one game was played (and we didn't even reach the rule about aces being wild!!) A bitter disappointment..... But we ...

Tane Mahuta, Wekaweka, New Zealand travel blog

Tane Mahuta

A travel blog entry by cotysmore

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Wow!!!!! Or, as I said at the time - "Bloody ...

2000 year old trees.....really?!, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

2000 year old trees.....really?!

A travel blog entry by nozwhitts

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... . We stopped in a cafe for delicious food and a view which surpassed this. Afterwards we carried on driving towards the Waipoua forest where 2000-3000yr old trees still survive. The walks to reach the trees were all on paths and boardwalks whereas we ...

Giant Kauri Trees, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Giant Kauri Trees

A travel blog entry by sammysnake

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... back the more foliage that got in the way.  The last tree that we saw the 'father of the Forrest', the second largest tree in new Zealand.  To give you an idea of the size of these trees Matt can be found posing in front of a tree that was ...

Majestic trees, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Majestic trees

A travel blog entry by johnandi

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... views of the coast and one with endless views of forests. It was just fantastic. We went to see the giant Kauri tree in the Waipoua Forest. It was massive with a girth of 13.77 metres and a total height of 51.5 metres, and estimated to be 2000 years old ...

Kerikeri und Kauri, Kaihu, New Zealand travel blog

Kerikeri und Kauri

A travel blog entry by grundmann

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Der erste Abstecher des Tages führt uns noch in Russel zu einem Fahnenmast, an den zu Kolonialzeiten die britische Flagge gehisst wurde. Naja. Mehr oder weniger. Die Maori waren mit dieser Darstellung der Inbesitznahme nicht sonderlich einverstanden und ...

Sandboarding and a Muckle Tree, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Sandboarding and a Muckle Tree

A travel blog entry by cheeseandcarrie

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... camper, Pumba. 10/3/13 A short backtrack at 7am took us to a walk into the forest where we saw the 4 sisters. 4 Kaui Trees which share the same root system. Then we found "The Father of the Forest" the 2nd largest tree in New Zealand. Not quite so tall at ...

Dune boarding, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Dune boarding

A travel blog entry by georgeadams1991

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Drove to theTe Paki sand dunes and ha a go at sand dune boarding down the steep 40 metre high dunes on top of a body board we hired. Great fun apart from the face full of sand we got when falling off and the punishing climb back up the dune. Took the go ...

Got Wood, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Got Wood

A travel blog entry by alexsbigdayout

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kauri tree  Tane Mahuta, king of the forest and the largest remaining kauri tree in the country. The 1500 year old Tane Mahuta is 51.5 metres tall Tane Mahuta, king of the forest and the largest remaining kauri ...

Dune boarding, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Dune boarding

A travel blog entry by georgeadams1991

Drove to theTe Paki sand dunes and ha a go at sand dune boarding down the steep 40 metre high dunes on top of a body board we hired. Great fun apart from the face full of sand we got when falling off and the punishing climb back up the dune. Took the go ...

The REALLY REALLY REALLY BIG TREE..., Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

The REALLY REALLY REALLY BIG TREE...

A travel blog entry by rozlesch

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... two of the largest living kauri trees, Tane Mahuta and Te Matua Ngahere. Tane Mahuta (Lord of the Forest) is New Zealand’s largest known living kauri tree.  It is thought this tree was discovered and identified in the ...

Volunteering with Stephen King? That's novel..., Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Volunteering with Stephen King? That's novel...

A travel blog entry by matthewandlorna

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We set off from Auckland to explore Northland, our first stop was Waipoua Forest where Matthew had arranged a weeks volunteering back in the UK with a guy called Stephen King (we're not making that up). The Waipoua Forest Trust was set up by Stephen 15 ...

Feb 02, 2010, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Feb 02, 2010

A travel blog entry by mikeandlindsey

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