Puhoi Track

  • Walking
4.8 km
Journey Time
2 hours
Part of Collections
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Track maintained by
Te Araroa Trail Trust

Te Araroa trail section: Enjoy a mix of forest types with good bird life and views of Puhoi Valley.

UPDATE 4th October 2023

Extreme rainfall in January severely damaged the Puhoi swingbridge at km 519. The bridge has now been removed. There is severe damage further along the Puhoi Track and forestry work is now being carried out while the track is closed.  

It is necessary to use Puhoi Road from Remiger Road to Puhoi Village. Northbound walkers should not attempt to walk the track that starts in the Puhoi Domain across the river from the pub as there is danger from forestry work and they will not be able to re-cross the stream at the northern end of the track.  Check the Trail Status Alerts for any change to this situation 


Potential hazards

  • Vehicles on road or track
  • Poisons and traps
  • Forestry operations
  • Few water sources

How to get here

Northern Start: Junction of Remiger and Ahuroa Roads, Puhoi
Southern End: Puhoi Village



  • Puhoi Accommodation -  self contained backpacker style accommodation for up to 6, plus caravan and tent space, - 10 minutes walk from the end of the track - P: Pip 09 422 0009 or 021 722 266 - E: pipbeagley@gmail.com
  • Puhoi Hotel Pub and Bistro - Corner Saleyards and Puhoi Rd, Puhoi (limited accommodation) - P: 09 422 0812 - E: thepuhoipublimited@gmail.com 
  • Pear Tree Farm, Homestay accommodation, two double rooms available, bathroom, kitchenette, laundry and other facilities,  Wi-Fi, TV etc. Pick up can be arranged from the end of the track.  Ph Carrie 0220815793 or E iwalk@xtra.co.nz 

There is no official camping in Puhoi, but a polite enquiry at the Puhoi Hotel may prove worthwhile.  Puhoi is a Te Araroa friendly town

Food And Supply

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 

Track Elevation and Map

More information

Te Araroa Auckland trail notes including information about accommodation, transport and resupplying

Information on Puhoi 

Before starting Te Araroa either as a through-walker of the whole country or a section walker, please register on Te Araroa website. Please also visit the website or download the app for detailed maps, trail alerts and other relevant information.

We encourage you to continue gaining the skills and knowledge required for a safe trip. The NZ Mountain Safety Council has lots of free resources and information you can use. These can be accessed via www.mountainsafety.org.nz.

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Page last updated: Jan 9, 2024, 12:29 PM