Once a thriving mining town the regenerating bush is now inhabited only by birds and interesting (and harmless) creatures living in the old mine tunnels, waiting for you to discover them.
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19km south of Tairua at Hikuai, a small road opposite the turnoff to Pauanui leads you into the Department of Conservation area of the Puketui Valley. Here there are several walks of up to 2 hours duration. There is a beautiful camping spot on the grassy banks of the Tairua River, which also provides cooling waterholes on hot days. A local's favourite.

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