Footprints Waipoua

Footprints Waipoua

Join the world acclaimed Footprints Waipoua night tour to the Waipoua Forest with a local Māori guide for an unforgettable encounter with another world. Witness the transition of time and space as the sun sets on an ancient theatre.

Highlights

  • Meet the oldest and largest Kauri trees in the world.

  • Giant trees include ​Te Matua Ngāhere & Tane Mahuta

  • Witness forest transition from day to night

  • Be Enchanted by the largest giant, Tane Mahuta, a national icon.

  • Be Mesmerised by Te Matua Ngāhere -The Father of the Forest; who at 3,000 years is the oldest giant.

Full Description

Experience the affinity that Māori have with the forest and the deep spiritual respect they have for these sentinels who have stood silently witnessing the passing of time. Your guide will share thought-provoking information, humorous banter, stories and legends before respectfully greeting the oldest and largest known kauri trees in the world with spine-tingling chants and song. 

Witness the day transition to night and by default feel your senses become hauntingly enhanced. Just like these giant kauri trees the memories you seize are timeless treasures.

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. Footprints Waipoua is 1 of only 2 NZ and 82 Global Lonely

Planet Code Green Experiences of a Lifetime. Witness the transition of time and space as the sun sets on an ancient theatre. 

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.

Includes

Meeting Point

The Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga, Stage Highway 12, Omapere. Omapere is approximately 4kms from Opononi. 

Additional Information

Wear comfortable walking shoes and always bring a warm jacket.

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Footprints Waipoua

Join the world acclaimed Footprints Waipoua night tour to the Waipoua Forest with a local Māori guide for an unforgetta...Show More
Adult: $105
Child: $45
Infant: $0
Duration: 4 Hours
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