Rising 100 metres above the historic Puhoi village is the Puhoi Track and Puhoi Loop Track, which form part of the national Te Araroa walkway.
The Puhoi Track takes about two hours and will lead you up through bush and grasslands to a high point overlooking the village.
From Remiger Road, the track crosses the Puhoi River via the swing-bridge and climbs through pines to a ridge track. Young kauri trees line the route, so stick to the gravelled track to prevent kauri dieback disease spreading.
Climbing to the highest point on the track, you leave pine forest and move into native bush. When you reach the small footbridge look for the resident morepork (ruru). Continue on up the final climb before exiting onto the formed track through farmland with great views of the valley below.
Before the final descent, the track joins the Puhoi Lookout Loop Track and here you have a choice – 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. You exit into the Puhoi Domain, directly opposite the Puhoi General Store and the historic Puhoi pub. Well-deserved refreshments may be in order.