Step Into Our World: Guided Tours In The Waipoua Forest
The spiritual environment of the Waipoua Forest provides a natural stage for an unforgettable Footprints Waipoua encounter with some of the largest remaining kauri trees in the world.
'Step into our World' and let our local guides take you on a memorable journey through nature's stages of evolution, whilst providing a mythological and interactive interpretation of life in the 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 is over 5 metres (15ft) 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 51 metres (150ft) tall.
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.
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Bernhard Hoecker Visits the Waipoua Forest
His visit can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEh4ee2Ryow.
Keep Kauri Standing
Information on Kauri Dieback can be found at: www.kauridieback.co.nz.
Experience Subtropical Northland along the Twin Coast Highway
Take the East or West Highway to your destination and visit some unique New Zealand landmarks on the way. More>>>
Hokianga Episode of the TV Series North
The Hokianga episode of the TV series North hosted by Marcus Lush can be viewed here.
New Kauri National Park for Northland
Conservation Minister Tim Groser has asked the New Zealand Conservation Authority (NZCA) to investigate the creation of a new National Park in Northland.
Investigating the proposed new National Park may take up to a year and includes significant consultation with the tangata whenua, Te Iwi o Te Roroa, local authorities, iwi groups and the public. More>>>
Two of the world's oldest trees could help bring more Japanese visitors to New Zealand
The two trees - Waipoua Forest's giant kauri Tane Mahuta and Jomon Sugi, a giant cedar on Yakushima Island off the coast of Japan - have brought the two countries closer in a ground-breaking 'Family of Ancient Trees' agreement to be signed in Northland today (23 April 2009).
The agreement, much like a sister city relationship, will see the two trees promoted together in both countries. Japanese travel agents are already planning products and brochures that will see Tane Mahuta promoted alongside domestic travel to Yakushima. More>>>
- "Every Kiwi should take a trip to Tane Mahuta and experience this living legend" - Steve Williams, caddy for Tiger Woods.
- "My family and I had a truly wonderful time exploring the glorious Waipoua Forest with Joe and Bill. It was a very intimate and magical experience. I think it's a trip every New Zealander should do" - Hilary Barry.
- "What lucky people we are - we loved it all; thank you Koro and Joe" - Bette Midler, actress & singer.
Lonely Planet: Code Green
Footprints Waipoua features in Lonely Planet's Code Green - Experiences of a Lifetime.
Code Green draws together almost 100 responsible travel experiences from across the planet, all linked by three defining principles; tread lightly on the environment, immerse yourself in the culture and have a positive economic benefit for the local community.
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