New Zealand

Footprints Waipoua


Twilight Encounter

  • Departs: 6.00pm (Oct-Mar) and 5.00pm (Apr-Sep)
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Complimentary hotel pick up
  • Not recommended for chidren under 5

Setting out from Hokianga by coach, your Maori guide will brief you on the protocols for your visit to the mighty Waipoua Forest. You will experience the affinity that early Maori had with the forest and the deep spiritual respect they hold for the giants still growing there. Learn of the rich birdlife and other fauna that inhabits the forest and witness the transitions of life and the day turning into the night.

  • The highlight of the tour will be your meeting with 'The Lord of the Forest' - the giant Tane Mahuta!

At the conclusion of this unique encounter you will be returned to your accommodation in the Hokianga.


Meet Tane at Night

  • Departs: 8.30pm (Oct-Mar) and 7.30pm (Apr-Sep)
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Complimentary hotel pick up
  • Not recommended for children under 5

For those with minimal time available and/or families with young children this 1½ hour shortened version of the Twilight Encounter tour has been developed to still allow the viewing of this majestic environment and the largest kauri tree in the world at a time most people including locals haven't - night.

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