Bay of Islands - the setting to a number of Maori legends and sacred sites
Puketi Forest & its 15,000 hectares contains magnificent stands of kauri and a rich ecological diversity. The Department of Conservation provides forest huts, cabins and camping facilities and walks in the forest. Enjoy the native flora and fauna, the night walk encounter - observing the nocturnal wildlife such as Wetas and Kiwi. Or get a fascinating insight into early NZ at the award winning Kauri Museum in Matakohe. Explore an authentic Kauri Gum digging site over 100 years old at Gumdiggers Park.