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Our Most Popular Package

Experience the affinity that Maori have with the forest and the deep spiritual respect they have for these sentinels who have stood silently witnessing the passing of time. Your guide will share thought-provoking information, humorous banter, stories and legends before respectfully greeting the oldest and largest known kauri trees in the world with spine-tingling chants and song. 

Tour Overview

  • 4 hours

  • Depart 6pm in October-March / 5pm in April-October

  • Witness forest transition from day to night

  • Meet the oldest and largest Kauri trees in the world.

  • Giant trees include ​Te Matua Ngāhere & Tane Mahuta

  • Minimum 2 guests


Adult: $105.00

Child: $45.00  

(5 years - 12 years old)

Not recommended for children under 5

We also offer:


For small groups or individuals enjoy your own personal guide and day or night experience of between one hour and up to 5 hours of the wondrous Waipoua Forest.


Footprints Waipoua are able to provide full coach tour options for any special groups. We have experience in catering to the cruise ship markets, educational groups and independent travel group markets.

  • ACTIVITIES:  Footprints Waipoua are able to offer unique guided forest tour options.

  • MEALS AND ACCOMMODATION:  Footprints Waipoua are able to provide meals at one of our many associates' locations, along with luxury accommodation to suit all requirements.


Footprints Waipoua delivers in association with the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga a cultural component for conference groups incorporating the many stunningly beautiful natural environments that encompass the area, the Waipoua Forest being a compulsory component.

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