The Puriri Track branches off the Falls Track just before the first waterfall and is well signposted. It will feature on both Saturday and Sunday in the annual walking weekend
The track follows the old paper road up a side stream for a few hundred metres before climbing above the valley. It roughly follows the contour, rising and falling to re-join the Falls Track about 100 metres below the kauri dam.
The track passes two spectacular puriri trees estimated to be over a thousand years old, provides a wonderful distant view of the waterfalls, and dives in and out of several beautiful forest glades.
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