Departing throughout 2020


Discover 'Te Matua Ngahere', the second-widest living Kauri in New Zealand!

This incredible tour will take you face-to-face with New Zealand's 'Te Matua Ngahere' ('Father of the Forest'), believed to be well over 1200 years old, and measures a staggering 16 meters in circumference! 

Departing from downtown Auckland, you'll travel in a small group (no more than 6 other passengers) to The Kauri Museum, where you will learn about how the Kauri trees have been utilized by European settlers and Maori tribes. Here you will also have time to view the Museum collection, gallery, and shop, before departing for the Waipoua Forest.

At the Waipoua Forest, you can take a leisurely stroll along the timber pathways to discover the majestic 'Te Matua Ngahere'. You will be able to take photos standing alongside this impressive tree, before heading back to downtown Auckland for an early evening arrival.  

Duration: 8.5 hours

Departs: Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (excludes Public Holidays)

Price: $199+GST, children under 10 are free!

Difficulty: Easy

Accessibility: Wheelchair and Pram accessible

Light Walking
Light Walking
Light Walking
Pram access
Wheelchair access

What you'll see:


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Your Itinerary:

10.00 AM

Pick up from Queen Street, start journey to The Kauri Museum (132km, just under 2 hours travel time)

12.00 NOON

Enjoy 1 hour of free time at The Kauri Museum, where you can discover stories from the pioneering days, when early European settlers in the area extracted kauri timber and kauri gum. You may also like to explore the art gallery, shop, and restaurant.

1.00 PM

Depart for Waipoua Kauri Forest (98km, approximately 1.5 hours travel time)

2.30 PM

Discover Te Matua Ngahere, the second-largest kauri in New Zealand! You'll have 1 hour of free time to walk amongst these impressive trees.

3.30 PM

Depart for Auckland (approximate travel time of 3 hours)

6.40 PM

Arrive at Queen Street, downtown Auckland - tour ends.

NOTE: Lunch/refreshments are not included in the tour fee. The sites visited in this tour are wheelchair/pram accessible, however please let us know beforehand so we can ensure space on our bus for your equipment. You will need to bring your own Baby Seat or Booster Seat if travelling with children. The timber walkways at Waipoua Kauri Forest are suitable for people of most fitness levels - however, please contact us if you have any concerns.