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Feb 27, 2020 - Waipoua Forest

Big Dunes, Big Waves, Big Trees Day 176 We say goodbye to Shepherd’s Shack and head across country to Hokianga Harbour, the fourth-biggest in the country, on the west cost of Northland. This is a remarkably undeveloped part of the country with many unsealed roads and made up of predominantly Maori communities. We are impressed by its rugged beauty. Following the Southern road around the harbour we come to Opononi where our eyes are caught by the beautiful sand dunes across the other side of the harbour. They are massive and we are able to...

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Apr 14, 2011 - Tane Mahuta - Giant Kauri Tree

A short track leads you under cooling shade of the forest canopy to the majestic Tane Mahuta. Not far into your leisurely amble, a sweeping corner of the track suddenly brings you face to face with the ‘Lord of the Forest’. When you catch your first breath-taking view of this magnificent tree, you feel compelled to pause for a while. You can almost feel Tane Mahuta’s strength and ancient presence, and its overwhelming size makes visitors look like dwarfs. There is a wooden fence and a seat to view the tree. To get a broader view of Tane...

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