7. Tane Mahuta, Waipoua Forest
One of the few natural wonders on our list that does not involve water is the magnificent Tane Mahuta – the Lord of the Forest. Tane Mahuta is a giant Kauri tree found in the Waipoua Forest on the west coast of the upper North Island.
It is estimated to be around 1,250 to 2,500 years old and the legendary tree is steeped in Maori history. The giant Kauri measures 13.77 metres in girth and stands at 51.2 metres tall and can be accessed by a short loop walk.