Trounson Kauri Park
Trounson Kauri Park is a mainland island. The restoration project includes a 586-hectare forest reserve and farmland. The project aims to restore the former richness of native biodiversity this forest once boasted, and to let visitors enjoy a glimpse of what pristine kauri forests were once like.
The reserve is home to several threatened species, such as North Island brown kiwi, kūkupa (NZ pigeon), pekapeka (bats) and kauri snails. It also incorporates a magnificent dense stand of kauri that has long been recognised as one of the best examples in the country.
Kauri dieback is present at Trounson Kauri Park
Please see the Kauri Dieback website to find out how you can help stop its spread.
The Department of Conservation has managed Trounson Kauri Park as a 'mainland island 'since 1995. This is essentially an intensive ecosystem restoration project with a focus on learning.
Walk the tracks at Trounson Kauri Park during the day or at night to learn more about the native plants and animals found here.
There is a small DOC campground adjacent to Trounson Kauri Park. This area offers tranquillity and easy access to the forest track, day and night.
Find out how to get to Trounson Kauri Park. Remember, there are no dogs allowed in the park and you need to stay on the walking track to ensure there is no damage to sensitive kauri roots.
Located in Northland, Trounson Kauri Park Mainland Island comprises 586 hectares of old growth kauri and regenerating broadleaf forest, and some farmland.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in Trounson Kauri Park.
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Stop the spread of didymoCheck, Clean, Dry all items before entering, and when moving between, waterways.
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Alerts for Northland places
Tips for driving on unsealed roads