List Attractions for:   The Kauri Coast   


The west coast's long stretches of beaches, sparkling harbours and magnificent kauri forests offer a stunning backdrop to any west coast experience. There are some fantastic walking and climbing tracks to follow, including the Waipoua Forest, the Waiotemarama Loop track, Arai Te Aru, Maungaraho Rock and Tokatoka Peak.


The Kauri Coast is a fantastic place for exploration and adventure and one of Northland’s best attractions. Be sure not to miss Matakohe’s Kauri Museum, the largest kauri tree in New Zealand, Tane Mahuta 'God of the Forest', the nature sanctuary of Trounson Kauri Park and the crystal-clear Kai Iwi Lakes. Also be sure to explore New Zealand's longest driveable beach (100km) Ripiro Beach, the Kaipara Harbour, the longest coastline in the Southern Hemisphere, and the majestic Pouto Peninsula.




Trounson Kauri Park

DOC's first mainland island in Northland, Trounson Kauri Park is a 586-hectare reserve featuring an impressive stand of kauri trees The turn-off for Trounson Kauri Park (573 hectares) is 32 km north of Dargaville. There is an easy half-hour walk leading from the parking and picnic area by the road, passing through beautiful forest with streams and some fine kauri stands, a couple of fallen kauri trees and the Four Sisters - two trees each with two trunks. There is a ranger station and camping in the park. Guided night-time nature walks are organised in the area. These excellent, informative walks are reasonably priced and the guide will explain the flora and nightlife. You might even see a kiwi if you are lucky.

Trounson Kauri Park, Trounson Kauri Park, Kauri Coast
Ph: 09 439 0621  

 Ph/Fax: 09 401 9095


 Ph: 09 407 8474

Department of Conservation

Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

 Ph: 09 403 9005

Department of Conservation Visitor Centre

Florance Avenue, Russell, Bay of Islands

Kauri Bushman's Memorial

Sterling Rd, Paparoa, Kauri Coast

Omahuta Forest

Omahuta Road, Mangamuka Bridge, Hokianga

Poor Knights Islands

Marine Reserve


 Ph: 09 405 0074
Send an email to Puketi Forest

Puketi Forest

Puketi Forest, Kaeo, Whangaroa

Raumanga Valley Reserve - Raumanga Falls

Reserve & Falls

Raumanga Valley Road, Whangarei, Whangarei

 Ph: 09 439 0621

Trounson Kauri Park

Trounson Kauri Park, Trounson Kauri Park, Kauri Coast

 Ph: 09-439 3011
 Fax: 09-439 3016

Trounson Park


Trounson Park Road, Waipoua, Waipoua

DoC Information Centre

Waipoua Forest

Waipoua Forest, Hokianga

 Ph: 09-439 6445

Waipoua Visitor Centre


1 Waipoua River Rd, Waipoua, Hokianga

DoC Information Centre    Ph: 09-439 3011  Fax: 09-439 3016