Puketi night walk



$45 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 (15,000 hectares) close to the Bay of Islands.

With over 360 indigenous species of plants, this subtropical rainforest is one of the most diverse in New Zealand. This intimate guided tour (max 6 people) takes you into the forest at twilight where you experience the transition from day to night. Listen to the bird song as the tuis, the fantails and the kukupa settle for the night, while the nocturnal moreporks and kiwi awaken. Feel the draft of the bats flying overhead and discover the creepy and crawly insects that are active at night.

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.

More information

Departure time:

1 Oct to 30 Nov: 6.45pm. 26 Dec to 28 Feb: 7.45pm. 1 Mar to 30 Apr: 6.45pm

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