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Puketi night walk


$100 ADULT

$50 CHILD (12 years & under), under 5 free


2.5 to 3 hours. Headlamps provided.

Discover the dark secrets of Puketi Forest, the ancient Kauri rainforest close to the Bay of Islands.

Embark on an extraordinary nocturnal adventure as we unveil the mysteries of Puketi Forest, the ancient Kauri rainforest spanning an expansive 15,000 hectares near the Bay of Islands. Prepare to immerse yourself in the captivating realm of darkness and discover the hidden secrets that come to life under the cover of night.

This exclusive guided tour, limited to six people, offers an intimate experience. As twilight sets in, we venture deep into the forest, witnessing the mesmerizing transition from day to night.

Listen closely to the enchanting chorus of bird songs as the tuis, fantails, and Kukupa settle in for the evening while the nocturnal moreporks and kiwis awaken, adding a haunting melody to the night. Feel the subtle breeze caused by bats gracefully soaring overhead as we unveil the realm of creatures that thrive in the shadows. Prepare to encounter the intriguing world of creepy crawlies and nocturnal insects that come to life after sunset, further enhancing the mystical atmosphere.

Our experienced guides, driven by their passion for conservation, are eager to share their stories and knowledge with you. Delve deeper into the unique flora and fauna that inhabit Puketi Forest.

Gain valuable insights into the threats that jeopardize New Zealand's subtropical rainforests, including the presence of possums, stoats, ferrets, and the concerning issue of kauri dieback. Discover the steps we can take to protect and preserve this fragile ecosystem.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable night walk, unravelling the secrets of Puketi Forest. Book your spot today and join us in our mission to safeguard the magnificence of New Zealand's subtropical rainforests.

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Departure time:

1 Oct to 30 Nov: 6.45pm. 26 Dec to 28 Feb: 7.45pm. 1 Mar to 30 Apr: 6.45pm. Adventure Puketi is located 30 minutes drive from Paihia. 

Small groups:

Minimum 2, maximum 6 people

Fitness level:

Light to moderate

What to bring:

Backpack, walking shoes, warm layer of clothing, light jacket

What’s provided:

Personal head lamp