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Puketi Eco Hike – full day2018-10-08T23:08:42+00:00

Puketi Eco Walk – Full Day – Tour Description

Intimate guided hike (max 6 people) that ventures into the heart of the Puketi Forest, the ancient kauri rainforest (15,000 hectares) close to the Bay Islands. With over 360 indigenous species of plants, this subtropical rainforest is one of the most diverse in New Zealand. Meet Te Tangi O Te Tui, the fourth largest kauri tree in New Zealand. Learn to recognise and name some of the other native trees: tawa, remu, totara, tanekaha, tree ferns and nikau (New Zealand’s native palm tree) to mention just a few. Listen and maybe view the native birds: tui, kōkapo, fantail, pied tit, banded rail, fernbird and kukupa. Spot the Northland green gecko and tusked weta.

Experienced guides with a passion for conservation share their stories and knowledge: learn more about the unique flora and fauna. Discover what’s threatening New Zealand’s subtropical rainforests: possums, stoats, ferrets and kauri dieback and what we can do to protect the eco system.

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We’d recommend this hike to anyone visiting the area

Useful information

Duration: 5 hours
Price: NZ$155 per adult, NZ$75 for children under 12
Departure time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Small groups: Minimum 2, maximum 6
Fitness level: Moderate to good level needed
What to bring: Backpack, good walking shoes, light jacket, hat, sunscreen, warm clothes
What we provide: Bottled water and a wholesome delicious lunch

Review on Tripadvisor

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our five hour hike with Ian to see the forest of northern New Zealand, and especially to visit the 4th oldest tree in NZ, an enormous Kauri tree estimated to be 3,000 years old! We learned a great deal about the flora and fauna of New Zealand, along with a great deal of other information about the country. The walk was primarily along a forestry road so quite manageable, but we enjoyed the portion of the hike to see the large Kauri trees which took us down into some more rugged territory without being too taxing. We’d recommend this hike to anyone visiting the area

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