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Walkways, Waterfalls & Kauri Trees

Rainbow Falls

Nestled in lush native bush, is Rainbow Falls, a spectacular 27 metre high waterfall.  Take a 10 minute stroll to these beautiful falls from a track off the road or head off for the longer, but far more scenic, 1 to 2 hour walk up the Kerikeri River from the Kerikeri Stone Store & Mission House. You’ll be rewarded with some magnificent views.

The Rainbow Falls are located a 5 minute drive from Kerikeri Holiday Park & Motels.

Puketi Forest

Less than one hour’s drive inland from Kerikeri are the beautiful Puketi and Omahuta Forests. Together, they form one of the largest areas of native forest in New Zealand. Puketi and Omahuta are havens for endangered wildlife, including Kiwi, kaka and kokako. These ancient Kauri forests are home to some of the most impressive stands of the giant tree in New Zealand.

  • In Puketi Forest, visitors can see Te Tangi o te tui Puketi, the fourth largest living Kauri tree that towers 50.9 metres tall with a diameter of almost 4 metres!
  • In Omahuta Forest you can visit Hokianga, the 8th largest kauri in New Zealand and possibly the tallest tree in Northland at a whopping 53.3 metres.

If you enjoy tramping, there are some brilliant longer walks and hikes here.

The forests also boast easy and short walks along well-established and wheelchair accessible trails to see mighty Kauri trees that are some 800 years old!

Adventure Puketi operate 1-4 hour guided walks around the forest. For more information visit their website.