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Hokianga and Tane Mahuta Day Tour from Paihia

Take the original stagecoach trail, visit the Wairere boulders and the world’s largest kauri tree and learn of the area’s history and culture on this tour!

Highlights

Follow the original stagecoach trail
Learn the history & culture of the region
Meet Tane Mahuta, a 51 metre tall kauri tree
Visit the Kawiti Glowworm Caves
Full day tour
Experienced local guide

What you need to know

Take a tour through history, by travelling from Paihia to Hokianga along the old stagecoach route; originally designed by early Maori, this trail became heavily used by traders and merchants who transported supplies, kauri, gum and timber between the coasts in the 19th and 20th centuries. Learn of Kupe, which is believed to be the first Maori voyager to find New Zealand over 1000 years ago, as well as many other legends of the local sub-tribe, hapu.

Along the way, in addition to learning the cultural stories from your knowledgeable Local guide, view many natural historical sites. Visit the Waipoua Kauri Forest to view some of the largest kauri trees in the world, including the largest known in the world—the Tane Mahuta (the Lord of the Forest); estimated to be 2,000 years old, this iconic tree is over 13 meters wide and is 51 meters tall. On your way back you will enjoy a visit to the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves. One of the best-kept secrets of the Northlands. Enjoy the journey through Hokianga’s nature, culture and heritage on this full day tour!

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Inclusions

  • Full day guided tour to the Hokianga
  • Visit the Waipoua Kauri Forest to view some of the largest kauri trees in the world, including Tane Mahuta
  • Friendly local guide with English commentary
  • Complimentary hotel transfers
  • Follow the original stagecoach trail
  • Visit the Kawhiti Glow Worm Caves
  • Learn the history & culture of the region

Exclusions

  • Enjoy a pub lunch at Opononi Hotel (own expense)
  • Refreshment stops are made for morning and afternoon tea (own expense)

What to Bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Warm clothing

Tour Time and Departure

  • Tours operate only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
  • Tour departs from the Maritime Building in Paihia at 8.00am and returns at 4.00pm. Please check in at least 15 minutes prior. Complimentary pick up & drop off service from local accommodation is available (Tour operator's contact details will be printed on your voucher to organise a pick up)

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of your purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of the experience
  • Mobile vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Hokianga and Tane Mahuta Day Tour from Paihia

Maritime Building, Paihia, NZ 0200