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Adventure Puketi

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Address: 476 Puketi Road, Okaihau 0475, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9 401 9095
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Puketi Forest Nature Walk

Guided tour (Jan 2015) through the forest with very passionate and informed Guides. Ancient Kauri trees are amazing, would like to go back and do the night walk. Good walking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Guided tour (Jan 2015) through the forest with very passionate and informed Guides. Ancient Kauri trees are amazing, would like to go back and do the night walk. Good walking shoes, water and a rain jacket when under the canopy are advised. Tour starts with a Bus trip to get there and morning tea at the Guides property (which has... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

From the initial contact through to the final fair wells Barbara, Ian & Helen were very friendly & have an obvious love for the forest. The night walk was fascinating and Ian provided the kind knowledge that can only be gained by growing up experiencing the forest. Similarly Helen exuded her joy & knowledge of the forest on the day... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Excellent rainforest walks, the staff were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable, telling us everything about the trees and animals, how they were used in the past, etc. The walk was wonderful, very easy going, with lots of good photo opportunities. Loved the forest, had so much life and beauty.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I went on a twilight forest walk last week with Ian. He was so knowledgeable and we learnt a lot!!! Ian is very personable and it was such a pleasure spending time with someone who knows his stuff and is so very clearly passionate about not only conserving the area but also sharing it with others, he is a true... More 

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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

Thanks for the inspiring thoughts, Puketi forest is a very special forest. More 

Magdeburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Puketi Forest is an awesome place in the Northland of New Zealand you have to see. Although the weather was horrible we had a lot of fun while on the tour. It was a real adventure in great nature. Ian, the guide, is very nice and knows an answer for every question. Now I'm an expert for kauri trees,... More 

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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

The summer rain brings the forest to its best,flowers and insects at night. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Excellent walk in the Puketi Forest with Ian who is an absolutely passionate guide. You'll learn a lot about fauna and flora with him. You will see the giant Kauri Trees. Really really impressive !! Go for it !

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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

Puketi Forest is one of the largest Kauri forests left in New Zealand. More 

San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband, self and 4 children (12, 10, 7 and 5) recently did the combo hike. Barbara was very efficient and enthusiastic with the booking and Ian was a fabulous guide. Ian has a deep knowledge of the forest, and his love of it is obvious as he guided us through the forest. We learned a lot, and truly enjoyed... More 

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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

The Combo walk is the best to see the forest at day and change into the night. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

In mid October, we went on a night tour through the Puketi Forest. We had seen the forest and its wonderful Kauri trees by day, but at night - and with the help of our story-telling, friendly and knowledgable guide Ian - the forest really came alive. We had a lot of fun spotting different animals (from huge spiders and... More 

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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

The forest comes alive at night,very safe and for all fitness levels. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We made a tour by night in Puketi Forest with Ian, the guide, it was really awesome. Lot of things to discover and Ian is very pleased to share his experience. Very good moment

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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

Thanks i love to share the night experience. More 

Springville, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were a group of 8 seniors traveling on the Celebrity Solstice in March of 2014. I found this tour on the Viator website months earlier and booked with them. Viator put me in touch with Barb who took care of arranging our transportation from the port to the starting point of the hike. We were met by Ian who... More 

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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

Thanks our trails are very safe, for all fitness levels and we can tailor our tours to suit your requirements. More 

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