Adventure Puketi

We offer Guided Kauri Rain Forest walks by day and by night in the Bay of Islands. We also operate a B&B.

Adventure Puketi has offered personalised guided walks into New Zealand’s majestic Puketi Rainforest in the Bay of Islands for over 13 seasons now for groups small and large seeking NZ Eco or walking products.  Producing rave reviews on Trip Advisor, it is a wonderful introduction for both serious walkers to the NZ environment, and for those taking a more leisurely approach to their holiday- a fascinating insight to the NZ flora and fauna.

Only 12 minutes from the Bay of Islands Airport, The Puketi Forest is a stunning subtropical forest,  packed with ancient Kauri Trees (2nd largest trees in the world), teeming with native New Zealand birdlife as well as rare plant species, large flowing rivers and epic waterfalls, and home to the 4th largest Kauri–Te Tangi O Te Tui.

Having lived next to the Puketi Forest his whole life, chief guide and Adventure Puketi co-owner Ian Candy shares more than the forests story, but a lifetime of forest experience. Our excellent guides are well versed in the area’s Nineteenth Century Colonial and Maori history - even today you can still see the traces of their early presence in the forest.

Our day and night guided walking adventures offer fun, interactivity and a truly memorable outdoor, walking and eco experience for international travellers visiting the subtropical Bay of Islands of New Zealand. 

Our Bed and Breakfast Puketi Heights offers quality boutique accomodation next to the forest.  Partner a day or night walk with accomodation for an unforgetable Bay of Islands experience.  

If you are planning to cycle the Twin Coast Cycle Trail - talk to us about 'Bike Hike and Stay',  or book our budget self-contained Okaihau accommodation - The Bikers Rest (Sleeps up to 6).

Contact Us

Barbara Candy
New Zealand
9.30am--10pm 1st Oct---May 31st

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