Tom & Margaret walked the Waipapa River track, this track follows the river through the middle of the Puketi Forest. It is a two day walk, with a camping area four hours walk down the river.
The second day of the walk is eight hours, mostly walking in the water. The water is very warm this time of the year, it is best walked in the summer.
Puketi forest has a very high rainfall in the winter which makes the walk hazardous.Flora and Fauna is at its best in the summer, making the walk picturesque.