This spectacular loop walk combines the Tanekaha Falls Track as far as the remains of the kauri dam with our newest Puriri Track, which winds back along the valley side until it re-joins the Falls Track just below the first waterfall. The Puriri Track includes two very large puriri trees, one of which is bigger than the largest formally recorded in Burstall and Sale’s Great Trees of New Zealand. The combination of shady forest, a bubbling stream and numerous waterfalls makes this one of the best bush walks in Northland.
“Great guides, knowledgeable, not for the faint hearted” – last year participant.
Degree of difficulty: This is a tramping track not a gravel surfaced day walk. While the track is well formed there are steep stepped sections and a number of stream crossings so a good level of fitness and agility is required.
Equipment: Good boots essential and a pole recommended as a valuable aid for stream crossings. Bring m’tea, lunch and water.
Carpool: Assembly time 8.25am, 4hrs, $25.00