The Trounson Kauri Park was New Zealand's first 'mainland island', an intensively managed area which helps to protect and restore New Zealand's native flora and fauna from introduced pests. The camping ground is situated right at the edge of the park and a 40min walk gets you right in amongst giant kauri trees.
North Island ▷ Northland ▷ Dargaville
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I don't know why the rankings are so good: no drinking water, facilities were disgusting, nobody around (so why serviced?), in the middle of nowhere and not nice at all. Very expensive for nothing more than a hot shower.
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12 September 2018. Powered site! Great. Good facilities, all things considered. No water in the kitchen in the morning. Due to someone filling their camper water tank? Don’t expect much and be delighted
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We expected less from a DOC camp but in reality we found hot free showers, powered sites, and an organized kitchen. Close to the toilet you can find the entrance of a park walk, we did it in the dark trying to spot a kiwi without success but we saw a small possum. Cover your lamp with a red plastic or the kiwi will never show.
A decent place to stay. Off season so only three other camper vans there. We were all in powered sites. Only a little off the road so some road noise. Showers and toilets were clean. Hot water! Not much else in the area so you take what you can get! :)
Good forest location, approach it fron the south for sealed road rather than gravel road.
$18 pp for power
One free hot shower
Really cool little DOC campsite, good facilities especially powerful showers. Kiwi and kauri forest is fun, entrance right on campsite.
Kendra Seamus Matilda and Oskar
Brilliant site! Our favourite so far! Excellent kitchen with power!!! Clean toilets and showers. Great walks and we saw kiwi, kauri snails and glow worms. Great place for kids to run and explore. Safe and quiet. Do not miss out on this experience!
Doc campsite with power
We've never been at a DOC campsite with power, hot showers and a kitchen so that's very positive. Nevertheless, quite expensive if compared to normal campgrounds. It's more a carpark than a campground but the cheapest you can get in that area. Would stay there again.
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