Puketi Kauri Forest

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4x4 Trail

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
This remnant lowland Kauri Forest is one of the most diverse in New Zealand with over 360 indigenous species of plants and a number of threatened fauna species.

Mountain biking is allowed on the Pirau Ridge Road. It's a steeply undulating 4x4 forestry road that makes for a good 20 km out-and-back fitness ride but it doesn't take in the best of the forest nor offer good views.

Your best bet is to bring your hiking boots and walk the Puketi Nature Trail and the Manginangina Kauri Walk. Then take you bike to the Waitangi Bike Park!
added by Jim CummingsWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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World Champ

November 10, 2016
Review: It's a magnificent forest but you'll miss the best of it if you just ride your bike. We stayed overnight in DOC's Puketi Forest Hut which you can book on-line. The mountain biking wasn't the highlight of our stay! The Pirau Ridge Road has little scenic, natural, heritage nor technical merit. It did make for a good workout. Incidentally, the camping ground is now a popular stop-off for the long distance walkers on the Te Aroha Trail. You might see a few of them on Pirau Road too.

Puketi Kauri Forest MTB Trail 1.00 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.
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