Trounson Kauri Park Loop Track

Trounson Kauri Park Loop Track

Reviews

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Mike Fricker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

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.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Andreas Zedelius

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk to giant Kauri trees.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Katharina Gans

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Dave Rollison

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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John and Jan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

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!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Gerbrand Smidt

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk, because of the big kauri trees and forest experience.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Stella and Merle

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Walkway through a very nice Kauri forest, less tourists than at Waipoua - very good!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Julie Duvert

France

Ranking: 10/10

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.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Juro

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting to see how big the Kauri trees can grow and unbelievable that they are so old.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Klaas Huis

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Kauri trees walk.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Damaris Mayer

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walks and not over crowded.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Kathrin Lerch

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice to walk in the shadows of these giant trees.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Daniel Garcia Dezgado

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

Night walk to see Kauri amazing.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sebastian Russell-Smits

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

The best experience so far!! Walking in the forest, hearing the Kiwi call and simply seeing one in the wild!!

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Loesje

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

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 :).

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Kevin Blom

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Not as well known as the giant kauri trees (Waipoua Forest), but a very nice walk.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Cennart ud Brock

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

It is free and really impressive to see.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Jaqi_Gary

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

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)

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Mark Westebring

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Really nice.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Danielle

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect park - perfect walk.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Dominique

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

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!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Preben vil Helmsen

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful, silent, exciting to see such big trees, and hear about their story and ages.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Christina

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The parks are all clean, the ways are well prepared, the signs leading to attractions are good - we just get enough information.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Richard Harvey

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Well signed, well described and well kept up. Good effort.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Christian & Julia

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting signs and nice kauri trees.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Lotte Foged

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

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.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Ellen Jacobs

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Nice forest and a very nice track.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Johanna & Mark

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Sweet walk through kauri forest. Not crowded (like the 'big' walk to the giant Kauri trees).

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Omar Candon

Ireland

Ranking: 7/10

A 40 minute walk past spectacular Kauri trees and clear streams.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Brandt

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic nature!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Richard Spore

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Own transportation increases your time at each site. Extremely easy walk through forest.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Ralph

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Guided night walk in the forest, cheap, excellent guide, we saw 2 wild kiwis.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ake Erlandsson

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

What a forest very interesting

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Alies van der plank

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful. Nice walk in magnificent Kauri park next to the campsite.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Sandra M

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Amazing! These trees are true giants! Beautiful forest, good boardwalks!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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carolineder

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

A beautiful kauri park near our tent site. We saw a wild kiwi in the park.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in December 2009

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nadinef

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent walk and alot less busy than Tane Mahuta.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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alasiac

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The trees are awe inspiring, ancient and powerful.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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barts

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

You have to see these giants if you are travelling around New Zealand. They are so big!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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skorn

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The kauri are great trees and the walk was fantastic. Less people too.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009