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Footprints Waipoua

29, State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
+64 9-405 8207
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“maori culture” (28 reviews)
“billy boy” (28 reviews)
29, State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
+64 9-405 8207
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The guided tour to the sacred trees was the thing that we lacked. Our guide was so attentive and made us feel a real whānau although there were people of many nations in our group, we felt we were parts of something great. We travelled...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to take the nighttime walk with Merepaea and it was phenomenal listening to her explain the Maori history and culture and her beautiful chants and prayers. The trees are incredible and awe inspiring. This is a must do for anyone visiting...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We had a truly wonderful trip with Billy Boy on the twilight encounter. He really engaged our children in the Maori and natural heritage of the forest and we all loved it. A really personal, captivating experience and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

1  Thank Phillip M
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Our guide, Billy Boy, created an unforgettable experience. His chants leading up to the great trees was spine-tingling.

3  Thank Wyndham D
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The whole twilight experience in the stunning Waipoua forest is nothing short of magical. The Huge Kauri Trees stand tall above the canopy while our guide transported us back to a time where legends were created. We loved every seconds of it!

2  Thank Robin_Laura
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We had an amazing experience at Tane Mahuta with Bill, our wonderful guide. He made our visit truly an experience to remember. The beautiful Maori greeting, the flute and the karekia were incredible. Plus the knowledge he showed of the ancient and beautiful kauri was...More

3  Thank Penny W
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Thank you for a wonderful evening in this special forest and its guardians. The Maori songs and greeting of Tane Mahuta showed the reverence these majestic trees hold. What treasures.

3  Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Merepaea our lovely and spiritual guide together with her delightful grand-daughter Waimarama, provided my husband and I with an unforgettable Twilight walk into the Waipoua Forest. Merepaea and Waimarama approached the ancient trees with traditional chants and prayers. A highlight of the walk was our...More

3  Thank lynniek2017
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Thank you Merepaea and Billy for taking our staff (All the way from Auckland) on the tour. First time for the majority of them and being part of Nature, Te Wao nui was a big eye opener. Detailed information and very staunch to tikanga which...More

3  Thank kuinilittle1
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

A tour of the Waipoua Forest with Maori guide Merepaea, a gentle lady, ably assisted by her delightful granddaughter. Merepaea introduced us to Maori history of the local area as well as a comprehensive guide to the flora and fauna of the forest. The highlight...More

2  Thank retiredmyway
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23 April 2016|
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Response from Jake F | Reviewed this property |
On our night tour, near the end, we were served a very warm tea. It was very good. But there is no food offered. And they would likely frown upon eating during the tour. Eat before.
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15 March 2015|
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Response from TaupoSheryll | Reviewed this property |
I presume you will be docking in Russell so would be quite a drive 1.5 hours each way I would think. Our tour only started at 6pm so that wouldn't work for you. You don't have to do a tour you could always hire a car and... More