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Waipoua Forest: Twilight Encounter - Maori Cultural Eco Night Tour

North Island, New Zealand


4 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

Footprints Waipoua is 1 of only 2 New Zealand and 82 Global Lonely Planet Code Green Experiences of a Lifetime. Join a friendly local Maori guide for your journey into the rich and ancient ecosystem of Wapioua Forest and you will learn about the indigenous use of plants and be amazed at the life cycle of a kauri giant. Let your senses experience what it truly feels like to be insignificant in that moment. Drown yourself in the thought-provoking information, humorous banter, stories and legends and be hauntingly mesmerised by the spine-tingling chants and song. Join the world famous night tour for a spiritual awakening. Witness the transition of time and space as the sun sets on an ancient theatre. Seize the memories of these timeless treasures.

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within the Opononi/Omapere area
  • Local taxes
  • Use of a torch.
  • Access to insect repellant but we encourage you to bring your own eliminating potential reactions.
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

What To Expect

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Stop At: Waipoua Forest, Waipoua Forest, Northland Region, North Island

Setting out from Omapere by coach, the 20 minute journey is the perfect opportunity for your local Māori guide to connect you with your fellow passengers and brief you on the protocols for your visit to the largest remaining stand of kauri in New Zealand, the mighty Waipoua Forest.

Before stepping into the domain of Tāne Mahuta (the god of the forest) your guide will

The Location

Where To Go

The Heads Hokianga, State Highway 12 Omapere, Hokianga 0444, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
We conduct a free pick-up and drop-off service from other accommodation providers located in the Omapere and Opononi townships. Pick ups from outside


North Island, New Zealand

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Interesting tour. Tour leader Charlie...

Janet L | Feb 2020

Interesting tour. Tour leader Charlie was very engaging and knowledgeable. Might be better if it were held during the daylight to better see the big kauri tree

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • A minimum of 4 people per tour is required to operate.
  • Free pick ups are conducted within the townships of Omapere and Opononi. Pickups start from 30 minutes before the tour departs. Enquire to see if pickups outside these areas are possible.
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

North Island

Waipoua Forest: Twilight Encounter - Maori Cultural Eco Night Tour

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