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Adventure Puketi

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Address: Okaihau 0475, New Zealand
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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US$105.36*
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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Puketi Rainforest Guided Walk
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US$53.75*
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Puketi Rainforest Guided Walks

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A Wonderful stay at Adventure Puketi - Highly recommended

We had a fabulous stay at Adventure Puketi. The accommodation was very clean and fresh and inviting. The location is lovely and peaceful and quiet and just perfect for... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2014
wendyboppa
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We had a fabulous stay at Adventure Puketi. The accommodation was very clean and fresh and inviting. The location is lovely and peaceful and quiet and just perfect for relaxing. There is everything you need and a very relaxing and private hot tub which just tops it off. The hosts are very knowledgable , friendly and accommodating.The gardens and grounds... More 

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candy53, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to host you for your two day getaway. Look forward to your return in Easter. More 

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14 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Have done a fair bit of walking in the forest of my own accord but the night experience with a guide is something else. Ian's knowledge and passion is unending and he kept us all engaged from plants and Kauri to creepy crawlies.

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candy53, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

Great to see local New Zealanders enjoying an experience in their own back yard. Thank you. More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2014

A fabulous walk through ancient forest the atmosphere is just so different to the clean and ordered look of a newly planted forest. Ian the tour guide knows so much and is so involved with the preservation of the wildlife he speaks with such affinity it is a privilege to be out on the walk. I would have loved to... More 

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candy53, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

Preservation of our ancient Kauri Forest is Number one Priority. See you back for the night walk. More 

Hadsten, Denmark
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

On the night walk you really realize how much life there is in the forest. It becomes alive with a chorus of different sounds from all sorts of insekts, birds and other forest inhabitants. Even though I had some fear for insekts before this walk, I was so amazed of the tranformation the forest went through that I forgot anything... More 

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candy53, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

New Zealands forests are probably the safest forests in the world,Day and Night. The call of the Kiwi makes the night walk something special. No more fear.! More 

Bruxelles
1 review
Reviewed 21 November 2013

I had two great walk in the Puketi Kauri Forest with Adventure Puketi! One day walk and one night walk! It was just.. wonderful! I saw those massive and very beautiful Kauris, the forest master! You can not go in NZ without see them. And more, without have a really nice guided tour with Ian! He knows a lot of... More 

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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

We have Great Walks that suit all Fitness levels,Day and Night. See you back for another Yummy Muffin. More 

Arden, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

I was a little intimidated by the prospect of a 17 km walk, but Ian and my companion of the walk were very gracious and kind to an old man. The forest is absolutely beautiful (and you don't have to worry about snakes, NZ doesn't have any) the kouri trees are majestic almost beyond description. What really makes this adventure... More 

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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

This trail is an Awesome day walk and NO Snakes . Yes we have fun Too. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

My husband and I did the half day walk through the Puketi Forest. Our guide, Ian, was brilliant - having grown up in the area he was not only able to explain the details about the various flora and fauna, but the history of the forest as well. These stories from his childhood really helped to bring the forest to... More 

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KAURITREE, Owner at Adventure Puketi, responded to this review

Our Flora , Fauna and History in the Forest is vast. But at night the nocturnal creatures make it so different. See you back for a night walk. More 

Katikati, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Ian Candy took self and wife around late evening and after dark. Great bugs to see, eels, fish and crayfish, but no kiwi. Excellent knowledge of trees and kauri in particular, and some good stories of his boyhood, hunting, and the control measures for possums, rats and similar. Would like to go again, but for a longer walk during daylight.

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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Last week I did the night walk. I had the chance to be guide by Ian Candy, a local guy. Ian was a great teacher, he know what he is talking about. I discover with the group, this beautiful and really interesting rain forest. I learn a lot about the local birds and trees. Those Kauri trees are wonderful. Ian... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

My wife and I went on our Honeymoon in Paihia and the Puketi Rainforest tour was one of the best things we did there. We loved the atmosphere of the rainforst and we enjoyed hearing about the history and the local plants and wildlife. The best part was at night though, when all the nocturnal animals came out. The sky... More 

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