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Adventure Puketi

Adventure Puketi Accommodation & Guided Tours
Puketi Heights is located adjacent to Puketi Forest, only 8km from Okaihau Cycle trail, and offers two types of accommodation. On-site secure bike parking. Free wifi. 

Footprints Waipoua

Step into our world with local Maori guides for an unforgettable journey of storytelling, Maori song and interactive interpretation in the Waipoua Forest

Te Waimate Mission

New Zealand’s second oldest building, the Te Waimate Mission preserves missionary, farming and architectural history, as well as stories of important early encounters between Maori and Europeans. Through its history, the property has been host to Charles Darwin, was the location of the Second signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, and was occupied by hundreds of British soldiers during the Northern Land Wars.

Clendon House

Clendon House was once home to James Reddy Clendon, a ship owner and trader who was in the thick of the earliest Maori and Pakeha interactions. James was a witness to the New Zealand Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Waitangi, and was the first United States Consul. When he died, his wife Jane was left with little money and huge debts and you can follow her storey at Clendon house as she worked to save the house, pay off her debts and educate her children.

Opua Forest

You can start the Paihia School Road Track at the far end of School Road, Paihia. The track starts 700 metres from the Paihia township.

Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park and Bike Hire

“Beautiful birds in the Bay of Islands. Not only a beautiful campsite with lovely facilities, but as a bird sanctuary guests have the chance to see native New Zealand birds right next to their tents! We had a family of weka and piwakawaka with us our whole stay. 10/10 would recommend – a real treasure!!” Beckie March 21

Puketi & Omahuta Forests

A treasure house for native plants and animals. See the magnificent kauri trees, watch birds and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Hokianga Harbour

Discover the tidal mangrove marshes in the Hokianga Harbour which cover thousands of acres and are a rich breeding ground for harbour and open sea fish.

Māngungu Mission Station

Established on the shore of the spectacular Hokianga Harbour in 1828 as a Wesleyan Mission station. Don’t miss this inspirational spot at either the start or the end of your twin coast cycle trail

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