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“Combo day & night trek lets you see both side of the forest”
Review of Adventure Puketi

Adventure Puketi
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US$112.06*
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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Puketi Rainforest Guided Walk
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US$57.10*
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Puketi Rainforest Guided Walks
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Okaihau
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 27 February 2013

Just come back from a wonderful trek in Puketi forest park with Helen guiding us for over 4 hours. We set off just before 6pm and hiked to the forest and then along the managed walkways through the bush. There was still plenty of light to see and photograph birds, the wonderful Kauri trees and the view as we climbed to the ridge line. After a refreshment break, we set off back, suitably equipped with head torches into the gathering gloom. The forest looked completely different at night with Weta's and Spiders appearing. A look in a stream showed trout, eels and crayfish whilst the more pork called in the distance.

A very special experience - many thanks to Helen guiding us and to Ian & Barbara for setting this up at very short notice.

Thank Chris_from_Dorset
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

We went on a night walk in the Puketi Forest earlier this year. It was an amazing experience. Ian, our guide, was brilliant. We weren't sure what to expect, but as night fell we were captivated by all the incredible things the forest had to offer. We saw wetas, stick insects, amazing spiders and a giant hunting centipede. Ian was very knowledgeable and his passion for the area brought it to life. A thoroughly enjoyable evening out.

Thank Sam A
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

Thanks Ian, Barbara & Helen for this wonderful welcome in your magnificient place. The night walk in this beautiful forest was so great! We learn a lot!
We will remember the big Kauri Trees, the spider who ate the insect and all the wetas, stick insects and eels we saw!
We will have to come back for the kiwi :)

Thank JulienMouroux
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Reviewed 20 December 2012 via mobile

Ian, Barbara and Co. made us feel very welcome in this boutique, secluded lodge. They we're extremely helpful from the start recommending the night walk and b&b combo. We had a nice cheese board on arrival and got straight into the forest tour. The night walk was a great way to see some kauri trees, lots of spiders and bugs. Didn't see a kiwi but learnt a great deal about the conservation efforts. Ian was very knowledgeable and we went at our pace. They were also helpful in finding excellent places to eat (recommend the cafe beside treaty grounds) and stay in the real Northland area.

Thank godzillalad
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Reviewed 9 December 2012

Sensational forest experience, great guide! Very passionate and knowledgable. An intimate tour of virgin rain forest, the guide created a unique and compelling experience. Not suitable for toddlers, but great for kids. Some of the freshest air you'll ever breath among 500+ year kauri giants... This was the 3 hour day walk.... The night walk sounds even better but no time.

Thank Dominique-Hes
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