The Best Hiking in the Bay of Islands

Awe-inspiring mature kauri trees in Puketi Forest.
Awe-inspiring mature kauri trees in Puketi Forest. Just 15 min from Pāteke Lodge.

The Bay of Islands and the wider Far North region offer some fantastic hiking. With moderate weather conditions year-round and walks from a few minutes to a few days duration, exploring the region’s ancient kauri forests and stunning coastline is possible for people of all ages and physical abilities.

Within a 10-minute drive of Pāteke Lodge, you will find the wheel-chair accessible Manginangina Kauri Walk, where you can view magnificent mature kauri trees just an easy 5-minute stroll from the car park. Additionally, the Kerikeri River Track which links the famous Rainbow Falls with the even-more-famous Stone Store is a mere 5-minute drive away.

See the interactive map below for other great trails close by…..