Trounson Kauri Park campground
Water from tap
- Adult (18+ years): $10 per night
- Child (5 - 17 years): $5 per night
- Infant (0 - 4 years): free
- No bookings – first come/first served
- Self-registration during off-peak period
- Back-country hut pass does not apply
- Campervan access – power connections
- Number of tent sites - 20 (including 8 powered sites)
Camp beside a small but beautiful kauri stand. There are many walking tracks nearby.
Trounson Kauri Park is located in western Northland, 40 km north of Dargaville.
Turn off SH12 just north of Kaihu onto Trounson Park Road and follow for 7 km. Alternatively, turn off SH12 just south of Waipoua Forest on Katui Rd and follow for 8.5 km until you reach Trounson Kauri Park.
Grid reference: NZTM2000, E1658996-N6046743
- Road access: gravel from North, seal from South
- Campervans welcome
- Communal kitchen with cookers/electric stoves
A walk through Trounson Kauri Park offers you a great opportunity to view this wonderful forest.
Kauri, taraire, kauri grass, kiekie, ferns, and epiphytes dominate the particularly lush vegetation.
You can see kūkupa by day and, with patience, kiwi by night. Fantails, pied tits, morepork and other forest birds are also resident.
Fallen kauri, light-wells, clear streams, and filmy ferns are among the many other interesting features of Trounson.
You can learn more about Trounson's features through interpretation panels and audio points, which add to this easy going 30–40 min track.
Night time guided walks to see kiwi and glow worms are available. See DOC-approved commercial tourism providers for Trounson Kauri Park
Plan and prepare
No dogs allowed in the park.
You can help protect Trounson Kauri Park
Kauri trees can be awe-inspiring, and people enjoy getting close to these majestic trees. However, kauri roots are extremely sensitive to trampling. Stay on the track to protect the delicate root structure of these magnificent trees.
Find out about volunteering in the Kauri Coast.
Help stop kauri dieback
Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.
- Stay on the track and off kauri roots.
- Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forests.
Visit the kauri dieback website for more information on how you can help.
In strong winds, be aware of falling branches.