Kauri Coast TOP 10 Holiday Park is Northland's premier west coast Holiday Park and is set on two idyllic hectares of parkland, surrounded by native bush with river boundaries on two sides. This is the perfect Northland-Dargaville accommodation base from which to enjoy the magnificent Kauri Coast. 

There are many great ways to spend a day in our piece of paradise. Swim in our swimming holes or play basketball, petanque or table tennis, with free hire on all sporting equipment. There is a well-equipped playground for children of all ages, and a flying fox for those who like a bit of excitement. Stroll around the stunning grounds or learn about our beautiful native setting by following our Nature Trail. Visit the nearby Trounson Kauri Park, take a short drive to the Kai Iwi Lakes or head north to the mighty Waipoua Forest and the Hokianga Harbour. At the end of the day, you can enjoy our fantastic covered outdoor kitchen, BBQ areas or great indoor cooking facilities. At night, listen for the sound of the kiwi. Hire a Self-Guided Kiwi Pack and try your luck finding a kiwi - limited packs available.

Kauri Coast TOP 10 Holiday Park is the ideal weekend getaway, stop-off point on your tour of Northland or relaxing holiday destination. The drive north from Auckland takes 2.5 hours and the town of Dargaville is only a 25min drive away.  

Getting to Kauri Coast TOP 10 Holiday Park

From the South
Follow SH 12 for 30km north of Dargaville. Pass Kaihu, 1km past the Kaihu Tavern turn right, signed Trounson Kauri Park. The park is 2.4km on a sealed road.

From the North
After Waipoua Forest Visitors Centre travel on SH 12 for another 20kms. Do not take first turn signed 'Trounson Kauri Park onto a non-sealed road. Come down Kaihu Hill and turn hard left into Trounson Park Road - Road signed Trounson Kauri Park. The park is 2.4km on a sealed road. If you reach the Kaihu Tavern, you have missed the turn off and will need to turn round and retrace your route by 1km.

Park Features

Dump Station

TV/Recreation Room

Communal Kitchen and Bathroom

Kids Playground


BBQ Area


Free WiFi (2GB Per Day)

Recreational Gear Hire


Our Accommodation

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Loved our holiday at Kauri Coast TOP 10. The swimming hole and tubing was so much fun and also refreshing in hot weather. The eels were awesome, never seen so many! Did the night time kiwi walk and actually saw a kiwi living in the wild. Stayed in ensuite cabin which was clean and tidy. The local pub was great, good pub meals, family friendly. Highly recommend.

Jenny M, January 2024
Flying Fox Camp Site Kauri Coast Flying Fox Camp Site Kauri Coast

Our daughter loved the flying fox and playing with other children in the playground. We loved the ability to see eels and glowworms within the park.
We stayed in a kitchen cabin which was great for us. The cabin was clean and comfortable. A fan was provided which was great given the sunny weather. In summary, a great place to stay and relax, while also exploring the Kai Iwi Lakes and kauri forests to the north.

Alastair B, January 2024
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We return here every year because it’s gorgeous, clean and peaceful. The kids love it!! They float down the river in tubes and swim in the waterhole. The kitchen facilities are excellent and the showers are hot. Love it.

Caron P, January 2024

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