Waipoua Forest, home of giant trees - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to the Waipoua Forest

Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to the Waipoua Forest in the Video tab.

Waipoua Forest is the site of majestic giant kauri, including the towering 1,500-year-old Tāne Mahuta. Waipoua is one of New Zealand’s few remnants of kauri forest - much of which was logged for timber in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Related web links:
Waipoua and middle Northland

Tāne Mahuta
Kauri forest
Opening of Waipoua Forest Sanctuary
Kauri gum
The great trees

Archival audio: Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Weekly Review 333. National Film Unit, 1948.

Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides that follow major road trips in New Zealand. The stories cover the places you’ll pass along the way - their people, their history, their cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/