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Adventure Puketi

Address: 476 Puketi Road, Okaihau 0475, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9 401 9095
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Okaihau
Type: Forests, Outdoors
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Type: Forests, Outdoors
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Magdeburg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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San Antonio, Texas
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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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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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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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Springville, United States
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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 attraction reviews
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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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