Puketi Nature Trail
Image: Tahu Taylor-Koolen | ©
350 m return via same track
Seating area in a kauri grove
A boardward winds through a mature stand of kauri, swamp forest and associated vegetation. Interpretive panels help you understand and enjoy this special forest ecosystem.
A large viewing area set in a kauri grove allows you to sit in awe of the towering trees around you.
The track is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
If travelling south on State Highway 10, Puketi Kauri Forest is signposted 2.4 km south of Kaeo.
If driving north on State Highway 10, 1 km north of Waipapa, turn left onto Pungaere Road and follow it for 16 km. At the T-intersection, turn right, follow Waiare Road for about 1 km. There is a carpark on your right; the start of the track is across the road.
The walk can also be reached from State Highway 1. Take the Puketi Road turn, then left into Waiare Road. Follow Waiare Road past the Puketi Forest Headquarters on your left.
Take care when you leave the state highways as you'll be travelling on unsealed roads.
No fires due to the risks to wildlife.