Puketi Nature Trail

Puketi Nature Trail, Kerikeri: Address, Phone Number, Puketi Nature Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Puketi Nature Trail
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maserk
Colorado Springs, CO1,392 contributions
Jan 2020
The trail through the Puketi Forest is beautiful, green, lush, and scenic. You'll hear native birds like the New Zealand fantail as you walk through the towering trees. It's a little like the redwoods in California but not as big as those. We learned a lot from our guide about the importance of the kauri trees to the Maori people, and about their culture/beliefs as well.
Written February 13, 2020
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Janine C
Christchurch, New Zealand65 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
Drive in from Waipapa along pungaere road and first go right and walk the 5 minute loop track that is all board walk (a completely accessible track). What an amazing stand of Kauri.
Then.... retrace back along the road to the recreation reserve and the start of multiple tramping tracks to the 1 hour nature track loop. Lots of roots and steps but a good enough track. They have many many plaques and the diversity of plants is amazing along with more Kauri. We have walked many Nz bush walks over 60 years. This was beautiful.
Written November 8, 2020
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dskid
Overland Park, KS2,546 contributions
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 March 16, 2018
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TheDoor_isopen
Tuggeranong, Australia2,803 contributions
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 April 2, 2019
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floridaherbie
Marco Island, FL160 contributions
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 March 19, 2020
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Paul S
Salisbury, Australia61 contributions
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 February 26, 2019
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Monika K
Florence, Italy131 contributions
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 November 12, 2018
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mhNew York
New York City, NY435 contributions
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 August 21, 2018
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OBC_NMS
Green Point, Australia92 contributions
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 November 2, 2019
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Chloé M
Villeurbanne, France154 contributions
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 June 3, 2019
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