Waipoua Forest preserves some of the best examples of kauri forest remaining in New Zealand. It is notable for having two of the largest living kauri trees, Tane Mahuta and Te Matua Ngahere. The forest was declared a sanctuary in 1952.
The Waipoua, Warawara and Puketi Forests together contain about three quarters of New Zealand's remaining mature kauri trees. The Waipoua forest holds the largest remaining stand of these trees.
|Te Matua Ngahere (New Zealand kauri "4134")||~ 18 m @ 1.30 m||37.40 m|
|Tāne Mahuta (New Zealand kauri "4135")||15.44 m @ 1.37 m||45.20 m|