Due to firm environmental laws, New Zealand is an extremely green country. As soon as you leave any big city, you can see the vast forests rolling over the hills. If you want to take a closer look, it’s just a matter of following the rules and keeping to the designated paths.
Waipoua Forest, located at the tip of the North Island, is one of the most famous forests in the country. It’s home to the kauri trees. These are gigantic coniferous trees estimated to live for around 4,000 years and have girths of over 10 meters.