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“Lovely scenery” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Adventure Puketi

Adventure Puketi
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$105.49*
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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Puketi Rainforest Guided Walk
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Okaihau
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Singapore, Singapore
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“Lovely scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone.

Visited March 2014
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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review, January 11, 2015
Thanks ,all motels are within easy driving distance from the forest.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Hug a giant kauri tree”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited March 2014
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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review, January 11, 2015
The boardwalk accesses the giant Kauri tree stand.
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Victoria, Canada
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“Just Lovely!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 are great company as well. I enjoyed my time, and although I sought out this accommodation for a bit of down time and the setting was more than fitting I would love to come back to enjoy a nature walk as I have heard many great things about it.

Visited March 2014
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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
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.
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Victoria, Canada
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“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles 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. We both can't say enough good things about them and the Puketi adventure and we plan on making this a regular stop whenever we are back in Northland. We will look forward to coming back and experiencing even more in our future trips with all of the new and exciting additions they have planned.

Visited March 2014
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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Yes our updates have made it more enjoyable for all our visitors.
See you on one of your future trips down under.
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“In his DNA”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 in our 70's and 2 of us somewhat infirm where the whole circuit was a bit too taxing but you can take an abbreviated version without missing too much. If you want a verbal master class on the Kauri forest Ian is for you.

Visited February 2014
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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
The trails we have selected to use in the Puketi Forest ,can be tailored for all ages to walk comfortably and safety is paramount.
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