Tree Skills

Forest Scene

// Guided Hiking & trail walks in Northland

Hiking in the Far North is wonderful, with amazing scenery and rich forests. Never far from the sea, there are many amazing views and the forest reserves offer a wide variety of native plants and trees.

Evening draws in
 Early morning start
Stunning scenery
A DOC track
A stand of young kauri
A hidden valley
Te Araroa pathway
Taking a breather
Libertia pulchella

I offer guided hikes, accommodation, and transport related to the northern-most forest sections of the magnificent Te Araroa Trail - the 3000km hiking trail that travels the length of Aotearoa / NZ.

Te Araroa hikers generally start their walk at Cape Reinga (Te Rererenga Wairua) and hike southwards along Te Oneroa a Tohe (90 Mile Beach) to Ahipara. I recommend taking 4 days to walk the beach, with a day of rest in Ahipara before starting three first forest tracks, especially if this is your first experience of bush (forest or jungle) hiking in Aotearoa.  

I am happy to talk through options for your hike through the Herekino Forest, Raetea Forest, and/or Puketi Forest tracks - guided or unguided; accommodation; or transport to and from track start and end points.  It's best to email me at least a month in advance (the earlier, the better).