Uncover the beauty of Puketi Rain Forest

 A hidden attraction in the Bay of Islands

Adventure Puketi are a team of experienced and friendly guides here to show you the tranquility of Puketi’s sub-tropical rain forest, a hidden gem in Northland, New Zealand.

We offer a range of forest walks including day, overnight and weekend tours as well as a lavish Bed & Breakfast to accommodate your relaxing Bay of Islands getaway.

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If you fancy dreaming of big fat wetas, then take a guided night walk with Adventure Puketi.

We saw dozens of the infamous insects tucked up in sheltered spots on trees and rock walls in the Puketi Forest. The giant carnivorous snails (kauri snails) we encountered are also worthy of nightmares.

I’ve never considered taking a guided bush tour. But having an experienced guide like Ian Candy makes a lot of sense. I never realised, until Candy got his big spotlight out, that we had such large spiders in the New Zealand bush.

Bay of Islands: Forest to the sea, New Zealand Herald

Wedding Bliss

Here is a wonderful letter we received from Tara and Mat Whitaker, who we were lucky enough to be involved in their wedding in the Puketi Forest – You can see some of the photos from the wedding on our Dining Experience page

Barbara and Ian Candy from Adventure Puketi made my wedding day a day to remember. Barbara and i spent about 1 year organising the magical day. she made mywedding seem effortless for my self.

A guided walk through the forest. A dusk ceremony and dinner in a forest with fairy lights and a gourmet meal of my choice. So My husband and i chose an antipasto platter then NZ Steak with mushroom sauce, and finally a exquisite chocolate desert.I chose Barbara because of her friendly enthusiasm in her emails. I was also so lucky that Adventure Puketi are a husband and wife team who share jobs, Barbara organised everything and Ian was our experiences Guide. My Husband and i enjoyed our experience – With traveling on private property to a secret water fall, being escorted into Puketi forest to getting my hair and make up exclusively done within the self contained accommodation, to arranging a celebrant and photographer in front of a Kauri Tree within a forest with only family as witness.

Our wedding was truly a magical Fairy Tale wedding. so if you want a stress free wedding full of natures beauty pick Adventure Puketi and you will be as happy as we were, Tara and Mat Whitaker : )

Tara and Mat Whitaker

Don’t miss this!

Since it’s still off season, I reached out to Barbara to ask about availability. She was kind enough to host us at their B&B despite not being open yet for the season! So nice! The accommodation is lovely – clean, spacious, cozy. Bathroom is really nice. Jacuzzi outside was amazing to soak in after our night walk. Breakfast the next morning was filling and delicious, stocked with homemade or locally sourced goodies.

Speaking of the night walk… WOW. What an experience. Definitely worth doing (and no need to stay at the B&B to sign up as the walking tours can be done separately.)

Ian, our guide, and the other owner of the place, grew up playing in this forest as a kid so he knew everything about it and was really passionate about maintaining it and protecting it. The walk is what you make of it… the more interest you have, the more you will see. It was amazing seeing the nightlife come out as it got darker. We saw lots of weta, walking sticks, snails, spiders, plus some Kauri trees, of course!

Overall a really unique experience and definitely worth checking out!

Sara J, Your Content Goes Here

When it comes to our tours we’re proud to say we’re different. We offer something a little more special.

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