Hokianga and the legendary Tāne Mahuta
Experience the stunning Hokianga Harbour area of the Far North.
Take a few days to explore this remote area of Northland, rich in early Maori and European history. This is the area that Kupe and the first Maori explorers arrived to, and towns around the harbour like Rawene and Kohukohu, are some of the earliest settled towns in New Zealand.
Explore the dramatic harbour, witness the sunlight play on the stunning sand dunes, and take a special twilight tour of the native forest. Witness Tāne Mahuta, our largest Kauri tree, standing proud in Waipoua Forest, be enchanted by Te Matua Ngāhere -The Father of the Forest; who, at over 3,000 years is the oldest Kauri. Listen to legends of the forest, as day becomes night, this is a truly magical Far North experience.
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“The beautiful waiatas (songs) that the local guides sang along with the mythology and ecology that was shared made this a truly moving experience" Rachel, Team Viva
Witness Tane Mahuta 'The Lord of the Forest', then experience the day transition to night in the forest, surrounded by giant kauri trees
Explore the remote Hokianga Harbour, its native forest, spectular sand dunes, and early New Zealand history