Auckland

Auckland

Puhoi Track - OPEN

Northern Start
Junction of Remiger and Ahuroa Rds, Puhoi
Southern End
Puhoi Village
Distance
5km
Time
2hr
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track
  • Poisons & traps
  • Forestry operations
  • Few water sources
Description
(North to South)

Please remain on the track at all times - for personal safety and to protect the magnificent trees you pass

From Remiger Rd, cross the Puhoi River by swingbridge and climb through pines to an old ridge track. To your right a number of spectacular young kauri tree line the route - please take care to stay on the gravelled track here to prevent spread of kauri dieback disease. There are glimpses at times of the Puhoi Valley below - which look particularly splendid in autumn. Inquisitive fantails (or piwakawaka) may take an interest in you as you pass.

Climbing to the highest point on the track, you leave pine forest and move into wonderful NZ native bush, descending through a mix of magnificent mature puriri, totara and rimu and regenerating young growth. When you reach the small footbridge, look up and you may see our resident morepork (or ruru).

Continuing through more pine then up the final climb - there is then another stretch of beautiful native bush and kauri in close proximity before exiting onto the formed track through farmland with great views of the valley below. There's another short bush block then out onto a gravel track for 200m - take care as this track can carry construction traffic for a new motorway being constructed.

Before the final descent, cross a stile onto the Puhoi Lookout Loop Track and here you have a choice - the route is marked to head further east down a gentler grade with steps down through more bush, or in front of you is a more direct route down past the Arthur Dunn memorial lookout, but note that when the ground is wet underfoot this can be steep and slippery.

You exit into the Puhoi Domain - directly opposite is the Puhoi General Store and the historic Puhoi Pub, where well deserved refreshments may be in order and a few good yarns with the friendly locals are guaranteed.

Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Puhoi

There is a small 3-car parking bay at the Remiger Road end of the track and plenty of parking in the Puhoi Domain carpark at the Puhoi end of the track.

General information
For more information on Puhoi log onto - www.puhoinz.com

Local Supplier
Puhoi River Canoes - Puhoi Village (opposite Historic Church) - Open 1st Sept - 30 June - P: 09 422 0891 or 027 284 1672 - E: puhoicanoes@clear.net.nz 

Accommodation
Kauri Glen Lodge - 35 Fiddlers Hill Rd - P: 09 422 0598 or 0274 792 328 - E: larry@kauriglen.co.nz Ask for the special walker/backpacker and/or lodge guest rates!
Puhoi Backpacker Accommodation - Backpacker Style Homestay Accommodation - 10min walk from end of the track - P: Pip 09 4220009 or 021 722266 - E: pipbeagley@gmail.com
Hungry Creek B & B - 5 Hungry Creek Rd - E: hungrycreek@clear.net.nz - Located off SH 1 just south of Puhoi Village turn off.
Puhoi Hotel Pub & Bistro - Cnr Saleyards & Puhoi Rd, Puhoi (limited accom) - P: 09 422 0812 - E: thepuhoipublimited@gmail.com 
Camping - nothing official in the area

Resupply / Refreshments
Puhoi Hotel Pub & Bistro - Cnr Saleyards & Puhoi Rd, Puhoi - P: 09 422 0812 - E: thepuhoipublimited@gmail.com 
Puhoi General Store (Coffee, food, supplies & Post shop) - 109 Puhoi Rd, Puhoi (Open daily 7am-7pm) - P: 09 422 0818
Puhoi Valley Café and Cheese Factory - 275 Ahuroa Rd, Puhoi - P: 09 422 0670
Puhoi Cottage Tearooms - 50 Ahuroa Rd, Puhoi (open Fri-Sun 10-4) - P: 09 422 0480 

 

Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • Respect private land
  • Forestry operations - Track may be closed occasionally
  • No litter
  • No dogs
  • No horses
  • No firearms
  • No vehicles
  • No bikes
  • No taking plants
  • No camping
  • No fires
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Use toilets provided in Puhoi Domain at end of track
  • Kiwis - no dogs allowed
  • Conservation Area - No domestic animals allowed (i.e. includes dogs, cats or birds)
  • Kauri tree disease risk - Clean boots between tracks; avoid standing on root systems
Amenities
(Start)
  • Car park
Amenities
(End)
  • Full range of amenities
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Phone
  • Accommodation Puhoi Pub & some nearby B&Bs
Closest Town(s)
Puhoi or Orewa
Managed by
Te Araroa, DOC, Auckland Council, Puhoi Community Forum and Asia-Pacific Ltd
Thanks to
The late Arthur Dunn, DOC, the Puhoi Community Forum, Auckland Council & Asia-Pacific Ltd.
Northern Start
Junction of Remiger and Ahuroa Rds, Puhoi
Southern End
Puhoi Village
Distance
5km
Time
2hr
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Description
(North to South)

Please remain on the track at all times - for personal safety and to protect the magnificent trees you pass

From Remiger Rd, cross the Puhoi River by swingbridge and climb through pines to an old ridge track. To your right a number of spectacular young kauri tree line the route - please take care to stay on the gravelled track here to prevent spread of kauri dieback disease. There are glimpses at times of the Puhoi Valley below - which look particularly splendid in autumn. Inquisitive fantails (or piwakawaka) may take an interest in you as you pass.

Climbing to the highest point on the track, you leave pine forest and move into wonderful NZ native bush, descending through a mix of magnificent mature puriri, totara and rimu and regenerating young growth. When you reach the small footbridge, look up and you may see our resident morepork (or ruru).

Continuing through more pine then up the final climb - there is then another stretch of beautiful native bush and kauri in close proximity before exiting onto the formed track through farmland with great views of the valley below. There's another short bush block then out onto a gravel track for 200m - take care as this track can carry construction traffic for a new motorway being constructed.

Before the final descent, cross a stile onto the Puhoi Lookout Loop Track and here you have a choice - the route is marked to head further east down a gentler grade with steps down through more bush, or in front of you is a more direct route down past the Arthur Dunn memorial lookout, but note that when the ground is wet underfoot this can be steep and slippery.

You exit into the Puhoi Domain - directly opposite is the Puhoi General Store and the historic Puhoi Pub, where well deserved refreshments may be in order and a few good yarns with the friendly locals are guaranteed.

Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track
  • Poisons & traps
  • Forestry operations
  • Few water sources
Description
(North to South)

Please remain on the track at all times - for personal safety and to protect the magnificent trees you pass

From Remiger Rd, cross the Puhoi River by swingbridge and climb through pines to an old ridge track. To your right a number of spectacular young kauri tree line the route - please take care to stay on the gravelled track here to prevent spread of kauri dieback disease. There are glimpses at times of the Puhoi Valley below - which look particularly splendid in autumn. Inquisitive fantails (or piwakawaka) may take an interest in you as you pass.

Climbing to the highest point on the track, you leave pine forest and move into wonderful NZ native bush, descending through a mix of magnificent mature puriri, totara and rimu and regenerating young growth. When you reach the small footbridge, look up and you may see our resident morepork (or ruru).

Continuing through more pine then up the final climb - there is then another stretch of beautiful native bush and kauri in close proximity before exiting onto the formed track through farmland with great views of the valley below. There's another short bush block then out onto a gravel track for 200m - take care as this track can carry construction traffic for a new motorway being constructed.

Before the final descent, cross a stile onto the Puhoi Lookout Loop Track and here you have a choice - the route is marked to head further east down a gentler grade with steps down through more bush, or in front of you is a more direct route down past the Arthur Dunn memorial lookout, but note that when the ground is wet underfoot this can be steep and slippery.

You exit into the Puhoi Domain - directly opposite is the Puhoi General Store and the historic Puhoi Pub, where well deserved refreshments may be in order and a few good yarns with the friendly locals are guaranteed.

Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Puhoi

There is a small 3-car parking bay at the Remiger Road end of the track and plenty of parking in the Puhoi Domain carpark at the Puhoi end of the track.

General information
For more information on Puhoi log onto - www.puhoinz.com

Local Supplier
Puhoi River Canoes - Puhoi Village (opposite Historic Church) - Open 1st Sept - 30 June - P: 09 422 0891 or 027 284 1672 - E: puhoicanoes@clear.net.nz 

Accommodation
Kauri Glen Lodge - 35 Fiddlers Hill Rd - P: 09 422 0598 or 0274 792 328 - E: larry@kauriglen.co.nz Ask for the special walker/backpacker and/or lodge guest rates!
Puhoi Backpacker Accommodation - Backpacker Style Homestay Accommodation - 10min walk from end of the track - P: Pip 09 4220009 or 021 722266 - E: pipbeagley@gmail.com
Hungry Creek B & B - 5 Hungry Creek Rd - E: hungrycreek@clear.net.nz - Located off SH 1 just south of Puhoi Village turn off.
Puhoi Hotel Pub & Bistro - Cnr Saleyards & Puhoi Rd, Puhoi (limited accom) - P: 09 422 0812 - E: thepuhoipublimited@gmail.com 
Camping - nothing official in the area

Resupply / Refreshments
Puhoi Hotel Pub & Bistro - Cnr Saleyards & Puhoi Rd, Puhoi - P: 09 422 0812 - E: thepuhoipublimited@gmail.com 
Puhoi General Store (Coffee, food, supplies & Post shop) - 109 Puhoi Rd, Puhoi (Open daily 7am-7pm) - P: 09 422 0818
Puhoi Valley Café and Cheese Factory - 275 Ahuroa Rd, Puhoi - P: 09 422 0670
Puhoi Cottage Tearooms - 50 Ahuroa Rd, Puhoi (open Fri-Sun 10-4) - P: 09 422 0480 

 

Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • Respect private land
  • Forestry operations - Track may be closed occasionally
  • No litter
  • No dogs
  • No horses
  • No firearms
  • No vehicles
  • No bikes
  • No taking plants
  • No camping
  • No fires
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Use toilets provided in Puhoi Domain at end of track
  • Kiwis - no dogs allowed
  • Conservation Area - No domestic animals allowed (i.e. includes dogs, cats or birds)
  • Kauri tree disease risk - Clean boots between tracks; avoid standing on root systems
Amenities
(Start)
  • Car park
Amenities
(End)
  • Full range of amenities
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Phone
  • Accommodation Puhoi Pub & some nearby B&Bs
Closest Town(s)
Puhoi or Orewa
Managed by
Te Araroa, DOC, Auckland Council, Puhoi Community Forum and Asia-Pacific Ltd
Thanks to
The late Arthur Dunn, DOC, the Puhoi Community Forum, Auckland Council & Asia-Pacific Ltd.