The walk is a short, one-way loop that takes you through kauri and rimu vegetation to see the 'Four Sisters', an impressive stand of four tall and graceful kauri trees growing extremely close together.
A viewing platform encircles the trees and protects the habitat from any disturbance.
The Four Sisters Walk is sign posted 'Kauri Walks' from State Highway 12, which runs through the Waipoua Forest.
From the car park, there is a track sign for the three walks available for recreational walking, the 'Four Sisters', 'Te Matua Ngahere' and the 'Yakas Kauri'.
The track meanders through native bush bringing you to a central point from which you can access the three tracks. From here, the 'Four Sisters' track is well signposted and located on the right hand side of this open space.
Nature and conservation
It is very important that you keep to the walking track at all times. Kauri trees have very sensitive surface roots, and foot traffic around the tree endangers their life span.
Kauri trees occasionally create unusual growth forms. At times, the trunks of two, three, four, five and even six trees can grow joined together at the base of the trees. You can see similar growth in Trounson Kauri Park to the south.
Know before you go
- Keep to the track at all times.
- Security is maintained in this car park by a $2.00 donation during the day to the car park ambassador.
- Nearest toilets are located at the Tane Mahuta carpark.
- In strong winds, beware of falling branches.