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Twilight Encounter

Half-day Tour


Tour Details


  • Be Fascinated by the work of Mother Nature when visiting the Four Sisters.
  • Be Mesmerised by Te Matua Ngāhere -The Father of the Forest; who at 3,000 years is the oldest giant.
  • Be Enchanted by the largest giant, Tane Mahuta, a national icon.

Experience the affinity that Māori have with the forest and the deep spiritual respect they have for these sentinels who have stood silently witnessing the passing of time. Your guide will share thought-provoking information, humorous banter, stories and legends before respectfully greeting the oldest and largest known kauri trees in the world with spine-tingling chants and song.

Special Notes

  • Witness forest transition from day to night
  • Meet the oldest and largest Kauri trees in the world.
  • Giant trees include Four Sisters, Te Matua Ngāhere & Tane Mahuta
  • Minimum 2 guests

Trip Plan

Tour Length: 4 hours

Minimum Number: From 2 people. If you would like to book a group charter, please contact us for a quote.


Departure times form Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga:

  • 18:00 - October to March
  • 17:00 - April to October

*Note: There is a free pick up service available on request. Please contact us for more information.

What to Bring: For the most enjoyable experience, we recommend that you bring:

  • Non-slip shoes
  • Warm rain jacket
  • Wet weather clothing in winter
  • Snacks if you wish

Tour Cost

$100.00 NZD / person
$43.00 NZD / Child up to 12 years old

*Note: This tour is not recommended for children 5 and under. Rates valid until 30 September 2019.

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  • A minimum of 2 adults must be attending the tour for the tour to take place.
  • Application for a tour must be made by phone, fax or e-mail no later than 5:00 PM of the day before the tour.
  • Your application may not be accepted if the tour is full, prior to your booking.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation of tours is free if carried out by 5:00 PM, two working days before the tour.
  • Cancellation of tours carried out by 5:00 PM one working day before the tour will cost 50% of the price of the tour.
  • Cancellation of tours after 5:00 PM one working day before the tour will cost the full price of the tour.
  • Cancellation of fishing tours will cost 20% of the tour cost after you have sent in your form as the boat will be chartered.
  • Cancellation of Hobbiton movie set tours will cost NZ$35.00 per person as a cancellation of lunch fee if cancelled after 5:00 pm four working days before the tour.
  • Cancellation of Hobbiton evening banquet tours will cost the full price of the tour if cancelled after 5:00 pm eight working days before the tour.
  • If you won't show up at the pick-up time even after 15 mins of the time, we have to start the tours without you.

Tour Costs

  • If there are two adults attending the tour, the cost of the tour written is the cost for one person.
  • If there are two adults attending the tour, children ( aged 5~11 ) will cost half of what is written.


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