Day 4: Russell to Whangarei

Leaving Russell you head to the west coast and the Waipoua Forest.

Here you will enter the realm of Tāne Mahuta, the King of the Forest and New Zealand's most famous Kauri tree. Led by local Māori guide you will learn about the significance of the kauri tree to New Zealand Māori and the role it played in pioneer New Zealand.

From Waipoua you continue onto Whangārei. On arrival you visit the Hundert Wasser Arts centre. A guided tour will give you a fascinating glimpse into the life and achievements of the 20th century artist and environmentalist Friedrich Hundertwasser who called Northland his home.  This gallery is a testament to Hundertwasser's vision of the world and his environmental initiatives which had international acclaim.


  • Breakfast
  • Waipoua Forest daytime tour
  • Tour Hundert Wasser Arts Centre & Māori Arts Gallery