Daylight Encounter

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Daylight Encounter

Join our Maori guide on our new daylight version of the Twilight Encounter tour to Tane Mahuta in New Zealand that Lonely Planet Code Green describes as an experience of a lifetime!


You will experience the affinity that early Maori had with the forest and the deep spiritual respect they hold for the giants still growing there. Learn of the rich bird life and other fauna that inhabits the forest and witness the transitions of life and the day turning into the night.


Your Maori guides will relate stories and legends of the forest, of its gods, and other spiritual inhabitants. They will greet the giant trees with spine-tingling waiata (sacred chants). You will learn how Maori used plants for medicinal purposes.


You will meet TeMatua Ngahere – ‘TheFather of the Forest’. At between 2,500 and 3,000 years old he is the oldest known kauri tree in the world. Your guide will greet this giant as an old friend.


The highlight of the tour will be your meeting with ‘The Lord of the Forest’ – the giant Tane Mahuta!


This daylight encounter lasts from 3.5 hours (approx) from 210 Minutes