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Tāne Mahuta

Marvel at New Zealand's most iconic tree, an enormous kauri that grew here many centuries before the first Māori explorers even arrived.

Tāne Mahuta, which is Māori for “Lord of the Forest,” enjoys the reputation of being the largest kauri tree in New Zealand. Feel dwarfed by its sheer volume and height as you gaze up to its crown.

As you set off from the car park towards Tāne Mahuta, enjoy the tranquility of the lush Waipoua Forest. Along with neighboring Mataraua and Waima forests, the area makes up the largest stand of native forest in Northland. Apart from ancient kauri trees, northern rata and rimu trees contribute to the unique fauna of this fascinating forest.

After you reach the viewing spot for Tāne Mahuta, take a few steps back to gaze up at this giant kauri. When you see the other members of your group pose for pictures at its base, it’s only then that you start to appreciate the sheer scale of this silent giant. While reports vary, New Zealand’s Department of Conservation notes that the tree stands at least 167 feet (51 meters) tall and has a girth of 45 feet (13.77 meters). It also estimates that the trunk of the tree is a staggering 8,634 cubic feet (244.5 cubic meters) in volume. 

Walk further round the track to the second viewing area for a new perspective of the tree. As well as taking in the size of the tree, consider how incredibly old this tree must be to be that big. It is estimated that Tāne Mahuta is about 2,000 years old and could very well reach 3,000 years if protected. Just imagine what the tree could tell you if it could talk.

Tāne Mahuta is located about 40 miles (65 kilometers) to the north of the town of Dargaville and about 11 miles (18 kilometers) to the south of Omapere. It’s best reached by car or on a tour. There are free parking and toilet facilities available. The track from the parking lot along the road is just 550 feet (166 meters). Remember to rinse the soles of your shoes in the provided cleaning station at the start of the boardwalk to prevent contaminating the trees roots.


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Motel Hobson's Choice AU$110
Motel Hobson's Choice

Motel Hobson's Choice

212 Victoria Street, Dargaville, Northland
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Dargaville, this motel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Taha Awa Riverside Gardens and within 3 miles (5 km) of The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio and Dargaville Museum. Kai Iwi Lakes and Kaipara Harbour are also within 25 miles (40 km).

    Sunset View Lodge AU$111
    Sunset View Lodge

    Sunset View Lodge

    7 Alcemene Lane, Baylys Beach
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Baylys Beach, this golf bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, Dargaville Museum and Taha Awa Riverside Gardens. Kai Iwi Lakes is 18.8 mi (30.2 km) away.

      Parkview Motel
      Parkview Motel

      Parkview Motel

      36 Carrington Street, Dargaville, Northland
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Dargaville, this motel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Taha Awa Riverside Gardens and within 3 miles (5 km) of The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio and Dargaville Museum. Kai Iwi Lakes and Kaipara Harbour are also within 25 miles (40 km).

        Indian NZ Experience AU$62
        Indian NZ Experience

        Indian NZ Experience

        5489 State Highway 14, Awakino Point, Northland
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Awakino Point, this holiday home is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Taha Awa Riverside Gardens and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio. Dargaville Museum is 4 mi (6.4 km) away.

          Dargaville Holiday Park
          Dargaville Holiday Park

          Dargaville Holiday Park

          10 Onslow Street, Dargaville
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Dargaville, this holiday park is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Dargaville Museum and 23.2 mi (37.3 km) from Kai Iwi Lakes.

            Holiday Home at Baylys Beach 3 brm 2 Bthrms. Seaviews Near Golf Course
            Holiday Home at Baylys Beach 3 brm 2 Bthrms. Seaviews Near Golf Course

            Holiday Home at Baylys Beach 3 brm 2 Bthrms. Seaviews Near Golf Course

            7 Ripiro Rd, Baylys Beach, Northland
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Baylys Beach, this holiday home is within 9 miles (15 km) of The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio, Dargaville Museum and Taha Awa Riverside Gardens. Kai Iwi Lakes and Kaipara Harbour are also within 25 miles (40 km).

              Omamari Beach / Kai iwi Lakes / Kauri Forest
              Omamari Beach / Kai iwi Lakes / Kauri Forest

              Omamari Beach / Kai iwi Lakes / Kauri Forest

              Address Provided by Property Manager, Omamari
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Omamari, this holiday home is 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from Kai Iwi Lakes and within 20 miles (32 km) of The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio and Trounson Kauri Park. Taha Awa Riverside Gardens and Dargaville Museum are also within 20 miles (32 km).

                Turiwiri Farmstay - Quality Bed, Breakfast and Spa AU$154
                Turiwiri Farmstay - Quality Bed, Breakfast and Spa

                Turiwiri Farmstay - Quality Bed, Breakfast and Spa

                Address Provided by Property Manager, State Highway 12, Turiwiri, Turiwiri
                   
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