Activities at Puketi & Omahuta forests

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Tracks and walks

You have many great options to explore the forests - from easy access walks to tracks for experienced trampers.

View a map of the tracks and walks in Puketi Forest

Map of tracks and walks in Puketi Forest

Map showing the tracks and walks in Puketi Forest. 


Puketi and Omahuta forests offer opportunities for hunting, including goats and pigs. Hunting permits are required.

Find out more about hunting in Puketi and Omahuta forests

Mountain biking

The old logging roads within the forests are suitable for adventurous mountain biking. Biking is permitted on the Pirau Ridge Road.

Note: Logging and forestry trucks will be active on Mokau Ridge Road from February 2013 until further notice. No mountain biking on Mokau Ridge Road, and Mangahorehore Track, Walnut Track, and Onekura Track. Please take care and listen out for trucks when walking/hunting on or near this forest road.


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Puketi Forest Trust - a community conservation project


Total fire ban

There is a total fire ban within the Kaipara and Whangarei Districts, effective from 1 February 2015 until further notice.

Alerts for Northland places


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