12 September 2018. Basically as previously described. We walked in light and dark. Glow-worms in places. Saw one or possibly two kiwis, just about! Great place to go. Shame about the kauri die-back but good protections in place, please use them.
Beautiful walk to giant Kauri trees.
A loop track with a length from 1.5 km. A nice collection of Kauri trees. A beautiful walk. The DOC campsite Trounson Kauri Park is directly next door.
Great walk through the forest, mainly on a boardwalk. We did it twice - initially to familiarise ourselves and then at night, but sadly we didn't see any kiwis,
We stayed overnight at the DOC site next to the park - great value for money as it has a number of powered sites, plus a kitchen for those without their own facilities. Best approach is from the south; the one from the north requires 8km drive over a gravel road.
John and Jan
A wonderful introduction to the native forests. We repeated the walk in the dark but failed to spot a kiwi - only met other campers and one scared possum!
Beautiful walk, because of the big kauri trees and forest experience.
Stella and Merle
Walkway through a very nice Kauri forest, less tourists than at Waipoua - very good!
I really recommend to do this walk if you want to see kiwi birds but cannot afford a guided tour (the local guided tours will bring you to this same place anyway). Try to avoid big groups or you won't see any. We were lucky to see one kiwi bird (we heard many others) but loud people were also around so we had to be patient.
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Interesting to see how big the Kauri trees can grow and unbelievable that they are so old.
Kauri trees walk.
Nice walks and not over crowded.
Nice to walk in the shadows of these giant trees.
Daniel Garcia Dezgado
Night walk to see Kauri amazing.
The best experience so far!! Walking in the forest, hearing the Kiwi call and simply seeing one in the wild!!
Nice 40min walk, lots of kauri trees. Found big kauri trees at the west coast more impressive, but if you have time stay here for the night (at the campground) and look for kiwi's in the wild! Took me 5 minutes to see one :).
Not as well known as the giant kauri trees (Waipoua Forest), but a very nice walk.
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Cennart ud Brock
It is free and really impressive to see.
A beautiful taste of things to come (when travelling from the south, up the West Coast).
Meandering through the forest, chance to stay at the DOC Site.
TopTip Take yourself on the nighttime Kiwi-Tour and do so before 9pm or after 10pm (to avoid paid group)
Perfect park - perfect walk.
The track in the Trounson Park is less known that the other tracks to the Kauri Trees but well worth it, beautiful kauri trees. You can go at night and take a flash light you may see a kiwi!
Preben vil Helmsen
Beautiful, silent, exciting to see such big trees, and hear about their story and ages.
The parks are all clean, the ways are well prepared, the signs leading to attractions are good - we just get enough information.
Well signed, well described and well kept up. Good effort.
Christian & Julia
Interesting signs and nice kauri trees.
40min walks with kids was very nice and also to the kauri trees in Waipoua Forest was easy to go to with kids aged 5 & 8.
Nice forest and a very nice track.
Johanna & Mark
Sweet walk through kauri forest. Not crowded (like the 'big' walk to the giant Kauri trees).
A 40 minute walk past spectacular Kauri trees and clear streams.
Own transportation increases your time at each site. Extremely easy walk through forest.
Guided night walk in the forest, cheap, excellent guide, we saw 2 wild kiwis.
What a forest very interesting
Alies van der plank
Beautiful. Nice walk in magnificent Kauri park next to the campsite.
Amazing! These trees are true giants! Beautiful forest, good boardwalks!
A beautiful kauri park near our tent site. We saw a wild kiwi in the park.
Excellent walk and alot less busy than Tane Mahuta.
The trees are awe inspiring, ancient and powerful.
You have to see these giants if you are travelling around New Zealand. They are so big!
The kauri are great trees and the walk was fantastic. Less people too.