Puketi Forest Nature Walk

Puketi Forest Nature Walk

3.5 hours | Bay of Islands | B I 1 - 2 3 0
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$ 119.95
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Min. age: 10 years | Medical restriction (See special notes)


Strenuous activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Did you know that massive kauri trees once covered most of the Bay of Islands? Growing over 49 meters (164 feet) high these mighty giants are now protected in the Puketi Forest. You can mingle among these towering trees that rival California's redwoods in height and girth on a one-hour guided tour around an approximate one kilometer (approximate one mile) loop. Your adventure begins with a transfer from the wharf to a trailhead at the edge of the forest. Here, you'll join your guide and set out on a fun and informative walk around the magnificent stands of kauri, podocarp and hardwood trees. Along the way, you'll learn about the forest's rich ecological diversity that includes 370 recorded species of plants, some of which are found nowhere else in the world, and how endangered birds such as the toutouwai and kokako are slowly being reintroduced.

Special Notes:

Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a light jacket. Minimum age is 10 years

Medical Restriction:

not suitable for guests with limited mobility


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Waitangi Wharf to Puketi Forest

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 00:45

Puketi Forest Walk

Time at site: 01:15

Puketi Forest to Kauri Vista

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 00:15

Kauri Vista - Morning Tea

Time at site: 00:35

Kauri Vista to Waitangi Wharf

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 00:45