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Dargaville - Heart of the Kauri Coast

Want to explore the outdoors, relax to a more convivial way of life, or bring up your family in the countryside? Come take a look at all we have to offer! It’s a clear lifestyle choice for many who choose Dargaville as an attractive option when it’s time to leave the city behind. 

Here you can experience a slower pace of life, have time to smell the flowers, talk with your neighbours, and enjoy your favourite hobbies and leisure activities. With our many interest groups, growing arts and culture scene, and social clubs, our friendly community will make you feel right at home with something for everyone of all ages. A variety of stores offer great shopping with friendly customer service for a positive experience. Then refuel or unwind in the many eateries or classic New Zealand pubs.

For those a little more actively inclined, Dargaville is a haven for experiencing the Great Outdoors. Get out on the Northern Wairoa River and the Kaipara Harbour, or maybe Ripiro Beach with some of the best fishing anywhere! From Pouto through to Kai Iwi Lakes, Trounson Park and Waipoua Forest Sanctuary, Dargaville leads to a recreational paradise on the wild west coast. Venture inland to continue the fun of our many climbs, from the iconic Tokatoka and Maungaraho Rocks, through to the more challenging Tangihua Range or Tutamoe with stunning views from coast to coast. Our beautiful geography provides opportunities to participate in many leisure and sporting pursuits.

A small rural town, Dargaville is a desirable environment for all, whether it be bringing up a young family, making the most of great work life balance, or making the most of those golden years. Nestled alongside the Northern Wairoa River and backed by a verdant rural hinterland, Dargaville is just 2 and a half hours north west of Auckland. With 4,700 residents and an additional 5,300 Rural and Lifestyle property owners spread throughout west coast, we have all the essentials for the great life.

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