Kauri Trees Walks: Te Matua Ngahere, Four Sisters

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Waipoua, and the adjoining forests of Mataraua and Waima, make up the largest remaining tract of native forest in Northland. Waipoua is home to the kauri, one of the world's mightiest trees. The largest kauri reach more than 50 metres tall, have trunk girths up to 16 metres, and sprang from seed as long as 2,000 years ago. From the car park, you will see a sign for the three walks 'Te Matua Ngahere', 'Four Sisters', and 'Yakas Kauri'. A track meanders through native bush and brings you to a central point from which you can access the three walks. Te Matua Ngahere Walk - View the second largest living kauri in New Zealand, Te Matua Ngahere - it's a good option for kids. Distance: 730 m. Four Sisters Walk - 350 m loop. This walk is temporarily closed to protect it from kauri dieback disease. Yakas Walk - Walk to a large kauri tree - it's suitable for children but not for buggies. 3.4 km return via same track. Dogs are not permitted. No camping or overnight parking allowed.

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Two side tracks still closed. One sign says due to main ten, another said just to protect them from dieback



Gates closed at 4pm


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Only the Te Matua Ngahere Track is still open as of now. Beautiful giant.


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