Experience a journey with a local Maori guide into the largest remaining Kauri forest that is Waipoua. You will learn about the wonders of the magnificent Kauri trees and their environment and hear stories and chants handed down through generations.
Join us at Footprints Waipoua for an intimate encounter to learn how these trees are inter-twined with the lives of local Maori and the important role they play in the Eco-system that is the Waipoua Forest. Meet our ancestors; the mighty Te Matua Ngahere ('The Father of the Forest') estimated to be between 2,500 and 3,000 years old, his mighty girth of 16 meters wide in diameter. 'The Four Sisters' are a graceful collection of Kauri trees that have grown close together in sibling harmony and finally, Tane Mahuta ('The lord of the forest) who stands an impressive 150 meters tall. Tours depart from the Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Omapere. Situated on the shores of the Hokianga, home of our ancient ancestor and navigator; Kupe.