Dargaville is a town in the North Island of New Zealand. It is situated on the bank of the Northern Wairoa River in Northland. The town is located 55 kilometres southwest of Whangarei.
Each year it hosts such events as the Northland Agricultural Field Days, and several major surfcasting and trout-fishing competitions.
Explore the history of the North and Kaipara Harbour in Dargaville Museum. Here you will find relics from many of the area's shipwrecks. more
Tokatoka Peak (the core of a volcano 180 metres high) is situated just south of Dargaville and is a 20-minute climb. For the more adventurous there is Maungaraho Rock. Allow 30 minutes for the climb to the summit which is 221 metres high.
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Mobile-friendly - Highfield Forest Retreat is set amongst mature native forest on the edge of Highfield Farm. The site features a luxury tent, beautiful kauri hut and an outdoor bath. Just 2.5 hours from Auckland, it makes a great weekend glamping escape.
Walk through kauri and rimu forest to four tall kauri trees growing extremely close together. The walk is a short, one-way loop that takes you through kauri and rimu vegetation to see the 'Four Sisters', an impressive stand of four tall and graceful kauri trees growing extremely close together.
Fully-Supported, 5 star all-inclusive biking and hiking tours, experience the real Northland! Quality ebikes, wonderful scenery, first class accommodation, history, culture, excellent food. Our tours get you get off the beaten track, experience sights you can’t get to by car, leave knowing you have ventured into the heart of Northland. The subtropical climate allows tours to run all year round.
Paparoa Motor Camp is set in quiet rural area, walking distance to picturesque village, shopping facilities, store, service station, restaurant, friendly country pub, takeaways, cafe, antiques, bush walks, 10 min drive to Kauri Museum & 5 min to Pahi boat ramp & beach. 35 min to Dargaville & Whangarei. Plenty to see & do.
Take a 20-minute walk in Waipoua Forest to view the world’s second largest living kauri 'Te Matua Ngahere'. You get an opportunity to experience many aspects of this dynamic forest system. The forest type varies from almost pure kauri stands to mixed podocarp/hardwood, with kauri grass, kiekie, neinei and ferns in the understorey.
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