The Pukekohe Stream Track offers visitors the opportunity to view a regenerating kauri forest. A side track leads to an unusual stand of kauri and hard beech.

Track overview

3.3 km

Walking and tramping

2 hr 30 min Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit for recreational hunting or management purposes only.

  • Kauri dieback
    Help stop kauri dieback

    Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

About this track


The Pukekohe Stream Track links the Omahuta Sanctuary Road and the ‘Hokianga Tree’ on the Omahuta Kauri Sanctuary Track.

You can glimpse remnants of a kauri dam in the Pukekohe streambed.

10,000 Steps Northland: This track equates to about 4,400 steps. 

Getting there

Puketi and Omahuta Forests are easily accessible from the Hokianga Harbour and the Bay of Islands.

You can access the Pukekohe Stream Track from State Highway 1. It is signposted a few kilometres south of Mangamuka Bridge. Please drive carefully on Omahuta Sanctuary Road – it is very narrow in places. Keep to the main road as side roads often deteriorate quickly.

Nature and conservation

Much of the kauri in the Pukekohe stream area has been logged although vigorous new growth is now occurring.

Know before you go

No fires due to the risks to wildlife


  • Carry warm, waterproof clothing, and food and drink, even on short walks.
  • Stout shoes or walking boots are advisable.
  • You may wish to boil water from the streams before drinking.

Related link

Pukekohe Stream Track - Walk the North e-book


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Phone:   +64 9 407 0300
Address:   34 Landing Road
Kerikeri 0230
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