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Puketawa and Slip Tracks

Trek the Slip Track or Puketawa Track which circuits through our Protected Private Rainforest

Take a hike through a privately protected native rainforest sanctuary, a haven for Kiwi and an array of other wildlife. Take a moment to immerse yourself in the symphony of native bird calls and savor panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains and landscapes.

These trails were meticulously carved out of the wilderness by three dedicated and passionate women, not letting age deter their enthusiasm for preserving and sharing our precious land with the public.

A contribution of $5 as a koha is kindly requested to support conservation efforts, and maintain and ensure the safety of these trails (Cash or bank deposit accepted). Trail maps and informative guides are available at the gate box.

Please be advised that camping, dogs, and fires are not allowed without prior permission.

Don't forget to bring essentials such as water, a windproof jacket, your camera, sunblock, and binoculars.

You have two options to choose from:

  1. Slip Track - A 1 to 1.5-hour circuit.
  2. Puketawa Track - A 2 to 2.5-hour circuit with a total climb of 220 meters.