NORTHLAND: KAURI COAST

01-Sep-13

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Waipoua Visitor Centre

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by Chris Gaelic

1 Waipoua River Rd, Waipoua, Hokianga, Northland

www.teroroa.iwi.nz

Phone: 09-439 6445

rvexplorer id: 00732

Entrance to the Visitor Centre

Entrance to the Visitor Centre

 

Cafe

Cafe

 

Cafe lounge

Cafe lounge

 

Vennor memorial stone

Vennor memorial stone

 

The Waipoua Visitor Centre is run by the local Iwi and has a nice cafe where you can relax and organise forest walks. It's just a short walk from the Campground.

 

The guided forest tours give you a unique opportuntiy to experience tribal history, fauna and wildlife, and includes both day and night tours. You need to pre-book the tours on their website.

 

There is also a memorial to the Chinese visitors who died when the SS Ventnor sank on 28 October, 1902. The local Iwi buried the bodies, and there is now a special relationship between the Poon Fah and Jung Seng districts in China, and the Te Rorona Maori people.

 

The Te Roroa Visitor Centre

 

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