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Puhinui Stream Forest Trail

Description of Puhinui Stream Forest Trail

Puhinui Stream Forest Trail is a walk linking Totara Park and the Botanic Gardens.

The trail winds around Puhinui Stream and through lush forest where many native trees flourish – including kauri, puriri, totara and nikau.

The combined forest areas have a total of 155 native plant species. You will discover interpretive posts with plant and historical information along the way.

There are great picnic spots along the trail.

Totara Park also has two playgrounds, and a public swimming pool which is open during the summer months.

Tennis courts are available to the public free of charge.

Wear sensible footwear and clothing. Bring a water bottle.




2 hours

How to access Puhinui Stream ForestTrail

There are multiple entry points onto the trail, and you can walk the full length or take a shorter walk by choosing parts of the trail.

The full trail will lead you on a loop of the forest area.