Puketi Nature Trail
Puketi Nature Trail
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dskid
Overland Park, KS2,501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
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 as the Manginangina Kauri Walk. In his defense, the Kauri Walk is within the Puketi Forest but it's far from the only place to walk in the forest.

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Written 16 March 2018
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TheDoor_isopen
Tuggeranong, Australia2,891 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is a must see if you’re staying in Kerikeri or Paihia. You can see these massive Kauri trees which are native to New Zealand without walking forever. The boardwalk is easy and safe and takes no more than 5 minutes. There is no excuse not to go.
Written 2 April 2019
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floridaherbie
Marco Island, FL215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Not far from Paihia - if you stay there for a vacation - is this ancient Kauri forest. It is well worth the one hour plus walk on a very good prepared walkway to admire this ancient nature, especially the giant Kauri trees.
Written 19 March 2020
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Paul S
Salisbury, Australia75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We arrived just after midday to this beautiful cool nature site. Our guide was very informative explaining the history of the area and the animals that inhabit it. The walk is very easy and great for elderly and children, of which both were on our tour. A must for nature enthusiasts and photographers. The board walks are very safe and there are large areas with seats to rest.
Written 26 February 2019
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Monika K
Florence, Italy127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
We enjoyed very much this well kept trail with a lot of informations about the wildlife and plants which grow in this area.
Written 12 November 2018
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mhNew York
New York City, NY422 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
If you are a major fan of Kauri trees and beautiful New Zealand forests, and you have visited the major, more easily accessible and more touristy groves, Puketi is well worth a visit. It is a bit "out of the way." You must drive on an unsealed road for either 13 or 15 kilometers to reach 2 of the 3 trails. But, we encountered no other tourists on the trails, until we had finished. That is wonderful, but not uncommon in New Zealand. We hiked 2 of the 3 major trails: one very short but majestic; the other a bit longer (one hour) and stunning.
Written 21 August 2018
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OBC_NMS
Green Point, Australia87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Wonderful setting, informative panels along the way, and just a fantastic way to stop and marvel at the greenery and these amazing trees.
Written 2 November 2019
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Chloé M
Villeurbanne, France159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
We enjoyed our little 2h track on Puketi forest.

We started front of Adventure Puketi and walked through fields before entering in Puketi Forest.

This track is very nice and quiet and colors are very wonderful with green and red !
Written 3 June 2019
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Pat H
County Wexford, Ireland310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
A lovely walk if a bit difficult to find. It's a privilege to see these ancient Kauri trees which may become inaccessible due to disease being transferred from visitors. The short walk best if you've got 5yrs or under children.
Written 26 February 2019
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onholidayalways
King's Lynn, UK316 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
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 most of the walk is along tracks which can be muddy(appropriate footware suggested).Some of the drive is along unmade roads so beware.
Written 9 April 2018
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