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Visitor Guides

Check out these helpful guides and pre-defined visitor plans:

Ancient Kauri Trail - Mangaturoto to Omapere

From the wild, untamed West Coast, to the peaceful shelter of the kauri forests, prepare to be awed by a journey of dramatic contrasts.

Follow the road through the Kumara Capital, and feel the sea spray on your skin as you reach the ruggedly beautiful West Coast beaches. Further north, the ancient living forests wrap their deep green embrace around you. These mighty trees have supported lives and livelihoods for centuries. Despite their immense size and strength, however, these giants are also fragile. Humans have harvested their precious timber and gum over the centuries, and have now come to protect these great guardians of the forest...

Ancient Kauri Trail Map

Dargaville visitor guide
This handy guide produced by Kauri Coast Promotion Society  Inc in conjunction with Kaipara District Council highlights the best visitor attractions in our town with helpful maps. 

Dargaville - Heart of the Kauri Coast 

Historic Walks

Butter Barques and Gum Trail

Explore the history of the river and early Dargaville by following the Butter Barques and Gum Trail.  The trail is designed as a loop, starting at the Gumdigger Statue in Lower Hokianga Road, travelling along Logan Street to the Dargaville Museum and returning to Lower Hokianga Road via River Road.  Historic site markers along the trail give you an insight into Dargaville's history with a short explanation and a photograph.  Experience as much or as little as you like by joining and leaving the trail at any point.  While at Pou Tu te Rangi Park, visit the Dargaville Museum and the Kaipara Vintage Machinery Club.

Time: approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours with an  easy to moderate fitness level.  The majority of the walk is wheelchair / pushchair / mobility scooter friendly.  It is advisable to take a water bottle and a hat and we request that you respect the privacy of residents.