Welcome to Trounson Kauri Park
This 586-hectare stand of old-growth forest has been subject to active predator eradication since 1995 and has become an important mainland refuge for threatened native bird species. An easy half-hour (1.8km) loop walk leads from the picnic area by the road, passing through beautiful forest with streams, some fine kauri stands, a couple of fallen trees, and two pairs of trees with conjoined trunks known as the Four Sisters.
The neighbouring holiday park runs guided night walks (adult/child $30/20), which explain the flora and nocturnal wildlife that thrives here. You might even catch a rare glimpse of a brown kiwi in the wild.