Activities at Waipoua Forest

Tracks & walks

The drive on State Highway 12 provides a good introduction to the beauty of the forest. It winds through magnificent stands of tall kauri, rimu and northern rata, and offers extensive views in a few places.

Good walking tracks give easy access to the most spectacular attractions of the forest: the giant trees Tane Mahuta, Te Matua Ngahere and Yakas.

To appreciate the vastness of the forest, stop off at the historic Forest Lookout near the south side of the forest. A picnic area and toilets are available at Tane Mahuta.

View a map of Waipoua Forest tracks



Map of Waipoua Forest tracks

Map of Waipoua Forest tracks.


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Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

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Contacts

Te Tai Kauri / Kauri Coast Office
Phone:      +64 9 439 3450
Email:   dargaville@doc.govt.nz
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