Puketi Eco Walk - Full Day
6 hours.Bottled water, morning tea and lunch
Intimate guided hike 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, rimu, 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.