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Waipoua Forest & Hokianga Harbour

About 1 hour’s drive from Kerikeri you find the breathtaking panoramic views of the Hokianga Harbour. The Hokianga region, known also as Te Kohanga o Te Tai Tokerau (the nest of the northern tribes), it is the central point from which most Northland Maori trace their ancestry.

Opononi and Omapere are the southern-most villages in the Hokianga region, both with views over the harbour to the magnificent sand-dunes beyond. On this side you can also visit Rawene, an historic port town which is now home to a wide range of local artists and the setting off point for the Rawene-Kohukohu vehicle ferry.

Follow the road for about 20 minutes past Omapere to reach the giant Kauri Trees of the Waipoua Forest, including the oldest and largest of all, Tane Mahuta. Bush tracks lead to Tane Mahuta and a number of other spectacular sister trees further south in the forest.

Popular activites in the Hokianga include hugging a statue of Opo the Dolphin, walking amoungst the trees and sandboarding.









Hokianga-tourFullers GreatSights Hokianga day Tour including Tane Mahuta

Journey into a unique part of New Zealand, first discovered by Kupe the voyager. Visit the 2.8 million year old Wairere Boulders and the Waipoua Forest, and meet a national icon, the mighty kauri tree Tāne Mahuta on a full-day tour from Paihia.

Enjoy a lunch stop at the picturesque Hokianga Harbour.