Puketi Nature Trail

Puketi Nature Trail

Puketi Forest


4 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

8 Kerikeri

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Time: 1 hr return Distance: 1.6 km

This easy wander around a loop track begins at the Puketi Recreation Area and leads you through a beautiful kauri forest. This walk provides a good experience for those wanting to learn more about New Zealand’s native plants, as many of the plants you see along the way are named.

If you go walking in the evening, you may be treated to a display from the local glow-worms when you get to the first of the track's boardwalks.

The lower part of the track has an impressive stand of mature kahikatea as well as a diverse range of mosses and epiphytes. At the furthest point of the loop track, take time at the viewing platform to enjoy the grove of mature kauri trees.


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  • Walking
  • Free


Anna-Lena's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

The forest is extremely beautiful and the track leads through a very nice part of it. Also it was just the right length and was not too difficult.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Alna's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

The forest was very beautiful and huge. The trail itself was easy to walk and not too long. The only negative aspect was that there were different trails and no markers, so on the Puketi Nature Trail it was not always clear which way to go.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Lea and Emmanuel


Ranking: 10/10

Huge trees and ferns, birds are singing all around the accessible way. We liked also the shoe cleaning station at the entrance.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Jasper van den Weyde


Ranking: 7/10

First saw a Kauri tree, great place.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2015