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Puketi Nature Trail

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Short walk option

As it was late-ish when we arrived at the Kauri Walk, we decided to just do the short boardwalk... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Sue H
Sydney, Aust
Good view of assorted trees & vegetation

This walk starts from Puketi Forest Recreation area.Car parking, Toilets and Camp... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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30 May 2018
“Short walk option”
9 Apr 2018
“Good view of assorted trees & vegetation”
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| Puketi Kauri Forest, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

As it was late-ish when we arrived at the Kauri Walk, we decided to just do the short boardwalk option. It was an easy walk on a well maintained boardwalk. The short walk was not on the map shown at the entrance, but you can't...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 1 May 2018

They are big, really big, no really they are majestic. The walkway opens out to vistas of huge kauris, and the imagination takes over, and suggests what must have been here prior to European settlement. Brilliant.

Thank John M
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This walk starts from Puketi Forest Recreation area.Car parking, Toilets and Camp Site. Interesting assortment of trees and plants but very little information.Signage is not good and easy to get lost as we found out.There is a viewing platform to view the Kauri trees but...More

Thank onholidayalways
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We loved this forest walk. Our guide, Anne-Marie, originally from Germany, was first-rate. She was very knowledgeable and her enthusuasm was infectious. Highly recommended.

Thank Maureen G
Reviewed 16 March 2018

The earliest reviewer is writing about the Puketi Forest. It's a nice forest relatively close to Paihia. The day we visited some of the roads were closed due to logging. The second reviewer, who wrote of the elevated walkways, is really talking about what's known...More

1  Thank dskid
Reviewed 7 March 2018

I believe that other reviewers have gotten their tracks mixed up because I've been here twice over the years and there's always been a raised boardwalk. In fact, it's excellent and shows other similar venues how to do it. It's also informative with many signs...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We made the trip to the Puketi Nature Trail trying to see (or hear) a Kokako... while the walk was very nice, we did not find the bird... but we did see some AMAZING trees! if you are in the area, it is worth you...More

Thank Colette J
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Looking for a short walk in rainy weather, we were delighted to find this boardwalk through an area of rainforest. Kauri were everywhere. Our only concern was that with the dieback killing kauri, there was no provision for cleaning shoes before and after the visit.

Thank noniw
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The Puketi Forest is little developed, and accessed by gravel roads. This trail is not a developed walk with raised walkways, but rather a somewhat-marked network of rough tracks, much of it at the beginning in nonspectacular mixed woods rather than kauri groves. We only...More

Thank Bima77
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Suitable for most fitness levels, is an interesting stroll around some really old kauri trees. Worth seeing

Thank HKinsey
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