Puketi Eco Walk - Full Day
6 hours.Bottled water, morning tea and lunch
Embark on a full-day adventure that takes you deep into the heart of Puketi Forest, the ancient Kauri rainforest spanning an impressive 15,000 hectares near the Bay Islands.
This immersive experience promises to be an extraordinary journey through one of New Zealand's most diverse subtropical rainforests, teeming with over 360 indigenous plant species. As you venture into this pristine wilderness, you'll have the opportunity to encounter the magnificent Kauri tree, which has evolved in isolation for thousands of years and can only be found in New Zealand.
Expand your knowledge by learning to identify and appreciate other native trees such as tawa, rimu, totara, and tanekaha, as well as the enchanting tree ferns and the iconic nikau, New Zealand's native palm tree. Immerse yourself in the symphony of nature as you listen for the calls and melodies of native birds like the tui, kōkako, fantail, pied tit, banded rail, fernbird, and the melodic kukupa.
Keep a keen eye out for fascinating creatures like the Northland green gecko and the intriguing tusked weta, adding a touch of wonder to your journey. Our experienced guides, driven by their passion for conservation, are eager to share their stories and knowledge with you. Gain deeper insights into the unique flora and fauna that call Puketi Forest home.
Discover the challenges that threaten New Zealand's subtropical rainforests, including the presence of possums, stoats, ferrets, and the concerning issue of kauri dieback.
Together, we can explore ways to protect and preserve this precious ecosystem for generations to come.
Get ready to embark on a remarkable full-day exploration, delving into the captivating wonders of Puketi Forest. Please reserve your spot today and join us in our mission to safeguard the splendour of New Zealand's rainforests.