Trounson Kauri Park

  • 40 min loop track
  • Easy

A short walk through mature podocarp forest.

Kauri • By Matthew.
Key information
Walking time
40 min
Distance
1.6km
Type
Loop track
Loop track
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Trounson Kauri Park picnic area or campground
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Maps
NZTopo50-AX27
More information
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-visit/northland/kauri-coast/trounson-kauri-park/http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-visit/northland/kauri-coast/trounson-kauri-park/

Trounson Kauri Park was the first mainland island established by DOC in Northland. The reserve is 450 hectares, and home to kauri snails, bats, and North Island brown kiwi, along with a substantial stand of kauri trees.

From SH12 north of Dargaville, drive through Kaihu and turn right onto Trounson Park Road. Follow it to the campground or picnic area on the left just near Mangatu Road. The campground is small and basic, with a kitchen, water, unpowered sites, toilets, and showers. The picnic area offers a large interpretation shelter.

A walk sets off from the picnic area or from the back of the campground and forms a loop, meandering through the reserve for 40 minutes. The forest is largely kauri with an understorey of taraire.

 

Map
ID 5151

About this track

Added 21 March 2010 by MatthewMatthew. 1 revision 21 March 2010 by MatthewMatthew.
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