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Northland: Waipoua Forest Daylight Encounter

Product ID: 277687
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Join a local Maori guide and be introduced to the oldest and largest known kauri trees in the world. These sentinels have stood silently witnessing the passing of time. Culture and Nature collide here in a sensory experience of a lifetime.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
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  • Learn of the rich bird life and other fauna that inhabit the forest
  • Meet "the Lord of the Forest", a giant kauri tree
  • Witness your guide greet the giant trees with spine-tingling waiata (sacred chants)
  • Hear stories and legends of the forest, of its gods, and other spiritual inhabitants
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Enjoy an intimate encounter with giant kauri trees, which have stood silently witnessing the passing of time. Experience the affinity and the deep spiritual respect that Maori have for the forests by accompanying your local Maori guide on this immersive experience. Let your senses experience what it truly feels like to be insignificant for a moment: get lost in thought-provoking information, humorous banter, stories, and legends, and be hauntingly mesmerized by the spine-tingling chants and songs.  

Join this world-famous night tour for a real awakening. Footprints Waipoua is 1 of 2 New Zealand and 82 Global Lonely Planet Code Green “Experiences of a Lifetime”. Witness the transition of time and space as the sunsets on this ancient theatre, and seize the memories of these timeless treasures.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Umbrellas
  • Insect repellent
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues

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Meeting point

Copthorne Hotel road sign, State Highway 12 Omapere, Hokianga 0444, New Zealand

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Product ID: 277687