Ancient Jurassic Podocarp Native Rainforest

A Cultural Eco-tour of Whirinaki Forest

Welcome to Te Pua a Tāne The Whirinaki Rainforest - a majestic, ancient and spiritual realm. Join us for a guided walking journey into the heart of this vast, Jurassic, podocarp rain forest. Become awestruck when you feel the earthly vibrations as the ngahere (forest) comes alive. The breath of Tane will envelop you as you stand in the shadows of giants and walk in the footsteps of our forefathers.


Māori revered the forest for its beauty, spiritual presence, bountiful supply of food, medicines, building and weaving materials. Come with us. Hear our stories as we take you on a journey of discovery…




"Whirinaki forest is an icon of NZ ecology. It is simply the best example of lowland podocarp forest left on earth.
These forests are renowned for huge ancient trees, rich biodiversity, rare birdlife and stunning scenery."



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