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Address: 29, State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
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Waipoua Forest Evening Walk with Local Guide
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Excellent Tour

Had an amazing time learning about the history of the forest and her people. Our guide was top notch, very knowledgeable and passionate about area. This tour is a must if in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
John W
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Cambridge, Ontario
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Cambridge, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing time learning about the history of the forest and her people. Our guide was top notch, very knowledgeable and passionate about area. This tour is a must if in the area. Count on a good 60 to 80 minute walk with some hills.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended. The best way to experience the importance of the forest to the Maori people led by the excellent and knowledgeable Billy Boy. We learned so much on this encounter which was also incredibly moving and spiritual. A must do if you are in this part of the world.

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Thank sneezy00
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were expecting to be taken on a special journey of discovery of both the forest and it's inhabitants at dusk, but were very disappointed to see that we were only walking the same beaten path that is open to everyone. Our guide must have been fairly new to the job, as he had limited knowledge and understanding of flora,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed every minute of this tour Everyone who travel in New Zealand should do this tour It's a nice experience And you learn a lot about the Maori culture It's honest and they like their job After that you maybe see life or a few points of life different A must Thank you

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must admit, I was a little sceptical of the encounter. How wrong was I....The enthusiasm and knowledge of the guide was exceptional, both on the habitat and inhabitants of the forest and accompanying Mauri stories. Our main guide was relatively new to the role but did an excellent job in relaying both the sadness of what has been lost along... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent evening walk and overall experience with a local Maori guide. The sight of the 3,500 year old Kauri tree was awe inspiring - a magical moment.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were picked up at our hotel by someone we came to know as Billy Bob Thompson. His long black ponytail underneath his leather hat were his striking features. He took us and a Dutch couple to the meeting point at the Copthorne Hotel to meet up with another couple. We were then transported to the entrance of the forest.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a kind of cultural experience mixed with nature and education. Our guide "Billy Boy" has such a beautiful voice when he sings and chant to the forest gives one such a spiritual elevation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This evening trip takes you into the Waipoua forest with a small group, ours was 8 people and a Maori guide. Our guide was Merepaea and her talk varied from the ancient Maori traditions to the modern uses for some of the plants and trees. The main focus of the evening though is the mighty Kauri trees and their place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Would highly recommend, whilst seeing the trees and spending time in the forest would be amazing by itself this adds so much more. We did the evening tour it was good to have in introduction to understand the significance of the area and forest to the Maori people and the mythology associated with the trees and nature. our guide was... More 

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