Parry Kauri Park
Parry Kauri Park
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  • Zejja_travels
    Melbourne, Australia47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really nice experience and an easy walk
    It was a really lovely walk. A few stairs, but nothing I could not handle. I would have appreciated a map of some sort as I went in blind, not knowing if it was a loop walk or a straight 'go too far and you will get lost' time of walk Even if they did not print maps, at least have a QR code so you can pull it up on your phone, or at each intersection, have a 'you are here' map. I was a bit panicked that it would turn out to be a maze and I should leave bread crumbs (a la Hansel and Gretal) I read another review that there were too many stairs. I did not think there was. I also found lots of new looking bannisters have been erected and still smelt new. Also it looked like some sections of the boardwalk have been locked off with new gates, so maybe I did not see those stairs? Those paths looked older and the wood was very dark and aged. The path I was on looked wide and safe, not slippery at all. I really liked the shoe washing thing at the beginning and end of the trail! I wish these were available after every hike I went on! It was also great as the guy at the airport did not confiscate my hiking boots, declaring they were clean enough!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 7, 2023
  • Ace_Traveller_NZ
    Auckland, New Zealand246 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unexpected Slice of Wilderness
    The Warkworth Museum is located next to this park and shares the same car park. As you enter the carpark, you are greeted by two of the largest kauri trees in the park, McKinney- and Simpson kauri. Both parking and entry to the park are free. (The museum charges an entry fee.) A path to the left of the museum leads into the park proper. It passes in front of the Simpson kauri. From there, you walk amongst a regenerating kauri forest. The path splits and there are options for shorter or longer walks. When we visited, I could hear loud kaka calls but could not spot the birds. If you are in the area, I highly recommend the slight detour to visit this park.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 16, 2023
  • Michael C
    Derby, United Kingdom2,022 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely woodland walk
    We really enjoyed walking through this woodland nature reserve. We were able to view Silver Ferns and Kauri trees during the easy walk along the boardwalk. The adjacent museum is also well worth a visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 24, 2023
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jandc8491
Wilmington, DE1,311 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
My wife and I were on an organized tour of New Zealand. We stopped here on our way back to Auckland. The walkway has several loops and one viewing platform. It takes about 20-25 minutes to do the entire walkway. You can pick up a guide about the plants you may see. There were a few kauri trees, but the forest itself was really the highlight of the walk. For really impressive kauri trees, I recommend going to Puketi Kauri forest near the Bay of Islands.
Written April 1, 2020
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LashyDavid
Looe, UK213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We broke a long journey north at the Kauri Park which, although low key, is both amazing and refreshing. The huge, ancient tree adjacent to the car park is impressive enough but it’s then possible to enjoy a stroll through the woodland on board walks. The trees have an impressive history, having been used by the Maoris, by settlers, and by ship builders. Sadly, Kauri tree die-back is an ongoing problem so it’s very important to keep off the tree roots and to ensure that shoes have been disinfected before using the board walk. There is also a shop, museum (with some outdoor exhibits) and toilets. Donations are welcomed.
Written February 27, 2020
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John S
Perth, Australia134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is a wonderful place. A MUST VISIT kind of place. We spent two hours in the Museum and an hour walking along the boardwalk in the Kauri forest. Thank God it's been saved. Why can't I send a photo Trip Advisor?
Written January 9, 2023
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Zejja_travels
Melbourne, Australia47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
It was a really lovely walk. A few stairs, but nothing I could not handle. I would have appreciated a map of some sort as I went in blind, not knowing if it was a loop walk or a straight 'go too far and you will get lost' time of walk Even if they did not print maps, at least have a QR code so you can pull it up on your phone, or at each intersection, have a 'you are here' map. I was a bit panicked that it would turn out to be a maze and I should leave bread crumbs (a la Hansel and Gretal)

I read another review that there were too many stairs. I did not think there was. I also found lots of new looking bannisters have been erected and still smelt new. Also it looked like some sections of the boardwalk have been locked off with new gates, so maybe I did not see those stairs? Those paths looked older and the wood was very dark and aged. The path I was on looked wide and safe, not slippery at all.

I really liked the shoe washing thing at the beginning and end of the trail! I wish these were available after every hike I went on! It was also great as the guy at the airport did not confiscate my hiking boots, declaring they were clean enough!
Written September 8, 2023
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Karyn A
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
One Huge ancient Kauri tree is next to the carpark & there is a large grassy area for picnics. The bush walk is a 20minute gentle circular boardwalk. It's easy for all ages & not too long for the very young or elderly.
The settler museum has old tools & interesting memorabilia too. Definitely worth this quick rest-stop.
Written February 21, 2023
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Dawn Laurence
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This is an amazing Bush walk through kauri trees, young & old as well as other bush containing nikau palms, ponga ferns and more. Pathway is beautifully maintained & a very easy walk for 2 70yr olds. It was well sign-posted and the trees etc were well labelled.
The Warkworth Museum, also there is a work of local love. It is great!
Written September 14, 2022
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BigBrian_11
Tring, UK483 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Unfortunately we weren't given long enough to fully look this place over. The 800 year old Kauri tree was impressive. Less so the outbuildings & associated history attached.
All rather tired & not terribly well kept. The shop was quite bereft of true memorabilia too. Altogether not impressed.
Written March 16, 2020
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Angus L
Whangarei, New Zealand497 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
Have driven past the sign on the main road many times over the years and wondered what was there. Finally turned off to check it out. Awesome! Stunning large Kauri, walkway through the Bush lovely although not accessible to those who have mobility issues. The museum was interesting, worth a look. Good parking.
Written October 15, 2020
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Michael C
Derby, UK2,022 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We really enjoyed walking through this woodland nature reserve. We were able to view Silver Ferns and Kauri trees during the easy walk along the boardwalk. The adjacent museum is also well worth a visit.
Written December 24, 2023
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Calligraphers
Auckland, New Zealand12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
We are so fortunate and blessed to have had people with the foresight, & generous people today, who preserve and look after these treasures of the trees and the bush, & keep all this part of history in the museum for us to appreciate.
The grounds and all the work including the wonderful walkways through the bush have all been done by volunteers and they have done an amazing job.
Thank you one and all. God Bless you always.
Just to add that people who are not so mobile could still go see the massive kauri but not do the bush walk. They could however go into the museum
Written November 2, 2016
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