Things to do in Dargaville
& the Kauri Coast
Things to do in Dargaville
We have Northland’s only 50 metre swimming pool just 1km from Dargaville Campervan Park & Cabins.
The gardens beside Countdown supermarket just opposite Dargaville Campervan Park are worth a look around. They were opened in 2004. There is a gateway through the Countdown car park and there is a ship for children to play on. A great place for a picnic lunch.
Check out the main shopping centre area. We have an assortment of quality shops in town for gifts, clothes, sports equipment and food.
Well worth a visit and has a lovely outlook over Dargaville. There is also a historic walk along Mangawhare and up to the museum. http://www.dargavillemuseum.co.nz/
Historic River Cruise on the “Daisy”
90 minute cruise on the mighty Northern Wairoa River – learn some of the history of the kauri timber milling days, the sailing ships, the stories of the past. Bookings at Reception.
Kauri Gallery in Dargaville
Nelson’s Kaihu Kauri gallery situated at Kaihu 30 kms North of Dargaville, on State Highway 12. The 750 square metre octagonal gallery is supported by a 30-ton Ancient Kauri log centrepiece.
Nelson’s Kaihu Kauri Gallery features:
- A large range of wood art
- Hand-blown glass
- Handmade soaps
- Local paintings
- And a wide range of New Zealand-made gifts and souvenirs
The Kumara Box
Ernie’s live Kumara show and DVD presentation of the Kaipara area and forests. http://www.kumarabox.co.nz
Dargaville Campervan Park & Cabins is ideally situated for visitors to the Dargaville Bowling Club, Arapohue Bowling Club and Mamaranui Bowling Club.
The Northern Wairoa Golf Course – a classic links style courses. 10 minutes from Dargaville towards the coast.
A 62 seat boutique movie theatre with very comfortable seating that shows the latest movies, well worth a visit.
Dargaville Railcart Adventures
A new adventure of self driving converted golf carts on an unused railway line along the historic Northern Wairoa River and through farmland between Dargaville and Tangowahine. www.portdargavillecruises.co.nz/railtours
Keep track of what’s happening locally by visiting the Dargaville Events Directory
Things to do on The Kauri Coast
Kai Iwi Lakes
A popular holiday spot, well worth a day’s visit. Great for trout fishing, fun for families and general sightseeing. 20 – 30 minutes from Dargaville
Miles of white sandy beaches await you to explore them. Take an organised trip, go fishing, walking, surfing, or swimming. Make sure that you swim on the incoming tide.
Glinks Gully is 15-20 minutes drive away and Baylys Beach just 10 minutes. Pouto Point with an historic lighthouse and gigantic sand dunes is approx. 1 hour away, tours are available, enquire at the campground office.
Tokatoka Peak is ideal for those liking a good walk. Breathtaking views from the top!
Visit Tane Mahuta, the largest remaining Kauri tree – a great tourist attraction about an hours drive from Dargaville.
Trounson Kauri Reserve
Take an easy 40 minute loop walk through stands of magnificent Kauri trees.