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Adventure Puketi

476 Puketi Road, Okaihau 0475, New Zealand
+64 9 401 9095
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Springville, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Auckland,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Puketi kauri forest is a hidden ecological gem in Northland. It's a 20 minute drive inland off State Highway 10 near Kerikeri. There are plenty of walks in the forest but we took just one - the easiest at the Manginangina Scenic Reserve about a kilometre in from the entrance. The path is a fairly level broadwalk, so it is... More

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Woodland, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Found the Puketi forest walk on Trip Advisor. Since it was close to where we were staying and our love for outdoor activities we booked the excursion. Lucky for us, my husband and I were the only two on the excursion. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the forest, it make out experience all the more greater. The... More

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St. Thomas Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Sunday March 23, 2014 we arrived at the Waitangi marina by tender from the Celebrity Solstice ship. We were met by Ian, who told us Barb would be driving us to the Puketi Rainforest. Barb drove us about 45 minutes to the rainforest where we met our personal guide, another Ian. This was not a leisurely walk, it was a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The walk in the Puketi forest was advertised in the motel we stayed in Paihia. At a short driving distance from Paihia, the forest contains a good variety of trees, birds and insects (weta). The guide who accompanied us for our afternoon walk was very patient (our son was 4 years old) and offered explanations on the ecosystem. An experience... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The kauris were amazing and the paths well designed. You get to stand right next to a giant kauri. The birdlife is amazing too.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This was my first time staying here and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a unique experience. It is a quiet and refreshing environment with a lovely private space for myself as well as a common area that is relaxing and comfortable. It makes such a difference to have down to earth and fun loving hosts who... More

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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

Yes it is a great place for one to refresh in our Quiet,Private environment. See you back to enjoy on of our nature walks. More

Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I came here 5 years ago and had such a great experience that I decided to bring my significant other here on this trip. It was just as amazing as ever with many new upgrades that made our stay that much more enjoyable. Barb and Ian are great hosts and have a true knowledge and passion for the surrounding area.... More

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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

Yes our updates have made it more enjoyable for all our visitors. See you on one of your future trips down under. More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We didn't stay we just took the walk. Ian was in great and talkative form and the difference from normal guided nature tours is that Ian practically know what he is talking about because he ranged over the ground as a small boy with his brothers. So much better than regular dry book learning. Our party of 4 are all... More

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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

The trails we have selected to use in the Puketi Forest ,can be tailored for all ages to walk comfortably and safety is paramount. More

Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a two hour private guided hike in the Puketi Forest. We were guided by Ian, who was both knowledgable and enthusiastic in explaining differetn flora and fauna. It was fantastic for me, a tree lover, to be able to see the spectacular giant Kauri Trees and to learn about history and culture throughout. It was... More

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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

Puketi Forest is a beautiful forest ,from the smallest ferns to the Ancient Kauri trees. Great for the nature enthusiasts. More

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