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Manginangina Kauri Walk

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Published May 9th 2018
An enchanting walk through towering kauri trees
Nestled in the captivating Puekti and Omahuta Forests in Manfinangina Scenic Reserve, the magical Manginangina Kauri Walk is a wonderful short and easy (15-minute boardwalk) for all ages and fitness levels.

The easy & short boardwalk is surrounded by breathtaking lush forest.


Walk under towering kauri trees, past swamp forests and lush vegetation as you admire the natural beauty on this short loop boardwalk that is one of Northland's icon sites providing a spectacular experience.

Be sure to look up and admire the mighty towering canopies.


The kauri trees are among the world's mightiest trees, growing to over 50-metres tall and with trunk girths up to 16-metres. They live for over 2,000 years and this boardwalk is one of the best remaining examples of the subtropical rainforests which once clothed Northern New Zealand.

Stunning New Zealand ferns surround this boardwalk


The 15,000-hectare forest is not just home to the spectacular towering kauri trees, podocarp and hardwood trees, it is also home to several rare native birds and more than 370 recorded species of plants.

The mighty and majestic Kauri.


The large viewing area allows you to admire in awe the towering trees that surround you. The lush swamp forest and associated vegetation is breathtaking and the interpretive panels help you to understand and appreciate this enchanting and special forest ecosystem.

Keep an eye out for the baby ferns!


The leisurely walk is truly a magical experience and a wonderful way to experience the beauty of the ancient and mighty kauri trees and rainforests of Bay of Islands.

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Why? A spectacular rainforest short walk.
When: All year round
Where: Off State Hwy 1- Waiare Rd Waipapa, Bay of Islands
Cost: Free
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