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Nocturnal insects feeding.

The giant centipede  and cave weta are present at night in the forest. The cave weta lives in dark spaces , in the Puketi forest we find them in the Giant Kauri trees that have been bled for gum. The Centipede usually lives under or in rotten logs. They have large fangs that when bitten can [...]

Bees in the Forest

Feral Bees are back in the hollow branches in the Kauri Trees. Between the years 2000 and 2006 Varroa mite (Varroa Destructor) was accidently introduced to NZ, the mite decimated the Bee colonies in the forest. HoneyBees (Apis Mellifera) were brought in by the Europeans 1839 to the Hokianga. Native Bees of NZ live in holes [...]

Team building in the forest

ADVENTURE PUKETI IS EXCITED ABOUT OUR UNIQUE PRODUCT. TEAM BUILDING. BRING YOUR TEAM BIG OR SMALL INTO THE PUKETI KAURI RAIN FOREST . EXPERIENCE OUR HALF DAY FORESTWALK ,MORNING OR AFTERNOON. OR PERHAPS EVEN TAKE AN ADVENTURE ON DUSK WITH YOUR GUIDE, JOIN THE NOCTURNAL CREATURES.   ACCOMODATION AND CATERING CAN BE ARRANGED.

Cruise Ships Are Back

Recently we hosted three Cruise ships to the Bay of Islands. The Dawn Princess was followed on the same day as the Sun Princess. The next day the Oosterdam arrived. The Princess line passengers were awed by the size of the Ancient Kauri trees, they age from seedlings to 1200 year old trees. The Oosterdam passengers [...]

Flowers in the Forest

Rewarewa (Knightia excelsa) Rewarewa is found through out the North Island and in the northeast tip of the South Island of New Zealand,mostly in lowland Forests. It forms a tree up to 30 metres tallwith a trunk up to 1 metre or more in diameter. The bark is smooth. The alternate leaves are thick and stiff [...]