Time: 20 minutes one way. Distance: 730m
To view this massive tree growing in an ancient rain forest of New Zealand, follow Highway 12 through the Waipoua Forest Conservation Estate until you reach the car park. From here, follow the sign saying "Te Matua Ngahere" and follow the track for approximately twenty minutes. An easy walk even for strollers that is well surfaced and then suddenly, out of nowhere, these massive trees will tower above you.
Te Matua Ngahere, Father of the Forest, along a bush walk in Waipoua Forest, Northland, North Island, New Zealand. Girth 16.41 metres, Trunk Volume 208.1 cubic metres, Total Height 29.9 metres, Trunk Height 10.21 metres.Signs are posted to stay along the pathways to avoid causing any damage to the Waipoua Forest or the roots of the Te Matua Ngahere. An amazing journey that you will not regret while visiting the North Island of New Zealand.
Information ca be found http://www.hickerphoto.com/te-matua-ngahere-waipoua-forest-new-zealand-16802-pictures.htm] and [http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/northland/kauri-coast/te-matua-ngahere-walk/