Trounson Kauri Park Campground

Trounson Kauri Park Campground

Trounson Kauri Park



68 Rankers Reviews

27 Face-to-Face

220 Basic Camping

12 Dargaville




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.


Feature Value Info


North IslandNorthlandDargaville


  • Basic Camping





  • Powered Sites

    Number of powered sites - 12. Camp beside a small but beautiful kauri stand.

    Adult $18/day
    Child $9/day
  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 8. Camp beside a small but beautiful kauri stand.

    Adult $15/day
    Child $7.50/day


Showing 8 reviews of 67.

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Coco B.

Ranking: 3/10

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.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Mike Fricker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Stefano Clerici


Ranking: 10/10

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.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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United States

Ranking: 7/10

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! :)

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Ranking: 6/10

Good forest location, approach it fron the south for sealed road rather than gravel road.
$18 pp for power
One free hot shower
Kitchen area

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Dominic Gould

Ranking: 8/10

Really cool little DOC campsite, good facilities especially powerful showers. Kiwi and kauri forest is fun, entrance right on campsite.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Kendra Seamus Matilda and Oskar

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

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!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Viola Cube

Ranking: 7/10

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.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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