The Puriri Track branches off the Falls Track just before the first waterfall and is well signposted.
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.
This article first printed on Mangawhai Focus – read it online