Leave a legacy to your future generations

Plant a Kauri Tree in Waipoua Forest

Waipoua Forest is recognised as a national treasure of outstanding international significance and you too can be part of the regeneration programme. There are two planting options available:

Waipoua Forest Trust

The Waipoua Forest Trust together with the New Zealand Native Forest Restoration Trust own all the land around Waipoua Lodge and we work closely with them to support the regeneration of our surroundings. When you stay at Waipoua Lodge you can have the opportunity of spending time with the environmental team, seeing the nursery of trees, learning all about the the reproduction and growth, plus of course planting your own tree. The cost is from $115.00 (incl GST).

Oranga Whenua ‘sustaining the land’

This is an ecological strategy through Te Roroa the local iwi, to protect, share and restore their traditional lands. Aswell as planting your own tree, the experience will include an authentic Maori cultural experience including a karakia (prayer) and waiata (song). You can also name your tree and this will be translated into Maori. The cost is $180.00 (incl GST).

To celebrate his birthday in August 2011, Waipoua Lodge’s owner and host Ian Farrant planted a kauri ricker (young tree) in the Waipoua Forest for his children, grandchildren and all future generations of the Farrant Family to visit and treasure.

Perhaps in a couple of thousand years there will be another giant kauri as a result of Ian’s respect and love of the environment.