Puketi forest is easily accessible from the Bay of Islands. Manginangina Kauri Walk is just north of the Puketi Recreation Area, on Waiare Rd, accessed via unsealed roads from SH 10, Waipapa.
This short boardwalk is one of Northland’s icon sites providing an outstanding experience. The track winds through a mature stand of kauri, swamp forest and associated vegetation. Interpretive panels assist with the understanding and enjoyment of this special forest ecosystem.
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Quick & easy walk. I don't enjoy walking in the forest because I enjoy landscapes more, but missing this one would have been a shame, I really enjoyed it.
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Awesome walk. Big Kauri. Wild forest.
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This kauri forest mini-walk has all the ingredients of a full-size Waipoua experience. Arguably the easiest to access of all the Puketi walks, a wheelchair-friendly boardwalk ensures ones feet cannot get wet while traversing an ancient swamp. Abundant giant kauri fill the vista and the quietness of the thick understory of native bush is punctuated by calls from the prolific bird life. Good interpretation signage tells the kauri story well. Time to complete the loop and return to the convenient parking area if time is taken to fully appreciate this place is around 20 minutes.