Enjoy a glimpse of what pristine kauri forests were once like

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DOC's first mainland island in Northland, Trounson Kauri Park is a 586-hectare reserve featuring an impressive stand of kauri trees.

Place overview


  • Camping
  • Walking and tramping
  • Stop kauri dieback and protect kauri
    • Kauri dieback disease is spread through soil.
    • Scrub soil off shoes and gear and check it's all removed before you go.
    • Use a hygiene station when you enter and leave.
    • Always stay on the track.

    How you can help save kauri

Find things to do and places to stay Trounson Kauri Park

About this place

Nature and conservation

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.

More about Trounson Kauri Park Mainland Island project.

History and culture

Most of the forest was gifted to the Crown by James Trounson, an early settler, and officially opened in 1921.

Getting there

Trounson Kauri Park is located in western Northland, 40 km north of Dargaville.

Know before you go

 Wasps - There are high numbers of wasps particularly between January and April. Consider carrying an antihistamine product and if you are allergic to their stings ensure you take your medication.


Te Tai Kauri / Kauri Coast Office
Phone:   +64 9 439 3450
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   dargaville@doc.govt.nz
Address:   150 Colville Road
Postal Address:   150 Colville Road
Dargaville 0377
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