Kauri Coast TOP 10 Holiday Park


About Kauri Coast TOP 10 Holiday Park in Kaihu, Dargaville, New Zealand

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Kauri Coast TOP 10 Holiday Park is the ideal weekend getaway, stop-off point on your tour of Northland or relaxing holiday destination. The drive north from Auckland takes 2.5 hours and the town of Dargaville is only a 25min drive away.  

The Day: Spend your Kauri Coast holiday relaxing and having fun in our piece of paradise. Tube down the river or swim in our swimming holes. Basketball, Petanque and Table Tennis are on offer, with free hire on all sporting equipment. There is a well equiped playground for children of all ages, and a Flying Fox for those who like a bit of excitment. Stroll around the stunning grounds or learn about our beautiful native setting by following our Nature Trail. Visit the nearby Trounson Kauri Park, take a short drive to the Kai Iwi Lakes or head north to  the mighty Waipoua Forest and the Hokianga Harbour
The Evening: Enjoy our fantastic covered outdoor kitchen, three BBQ areas or great indoor cooking facilities.
The Night: Listen for the sound of the kiwi - join our unique Guided Kiwi Walk which leaves from the Park, and let us introduce you to the nightime sights and sounds of the Northland forest. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.

Getting to Kauri Coast Top 10 Holiday Park

From the South
Follow SH 12 for 30km north of Dargaville. Pass Kaihu, 1km past the Kaihu Tavern turn right, signed Trounson Kauri Park. The park is 2.4km on a sealed road.

From the North
After Waipoua Forest Visitors Centre travel on SH 12 for another 20kms. Do not take first turn signed 'Trounson Kauri Park onto a non sealed road. Come down Kaihu Hill and turn hard left into Trounson Park Road - Road signed Trounson Kauri Park. The park is 2.4km on a sealed road. If you reach the Kaihu Tavern you have missed the turn off and will need to turn round and retrace your route by 1km.

Park Policies

Cancellation and Curtailment Policy

Online Bookings 

  • All reservations must be paid in full at the time of booking.
  • All cancellations must be made by emailing info@kauricoasttop10.co.nz quoting your reservation confirmation number. A 75% refund will apply to cancellations 72 hours or more before the date of arrival. No refunds will apply to cancellations, curtailments or ammendments  within 72 hours of the date of arrival (1.00pm)
  • No refunds will be given for early departure or late arrival.

Park Direct Bookings

  • A booking is confirmed once the customer's verbal or written confirmation is given. An email (if the customer provides an email address) will be sent to the customer confirming the details of their booking.
  • A cancellation fee of $20 per site/unit applies to all cancelled bookings
  • Accommodation cancelled, curtailed  or ammended less than 72 hours prior to arrival (1.00pm on day of arrival) will be charged for period booked and the number of guests booked for,  unless the unit or site can be relet.
  • During Peak Booking Periods - eg Summer Holidays - Christmas - Waitangi Day, Easter and Labour Weekend minimum stays may apply and either a non returnable deposit or full payment will be taken. When full payment is taken the cancellation period will be 3 or 7 days prior to arrival (based on a 1.00pm arrival). A 75% refund will apply to cancellations outside the cancellation period.. No refunds will apply to cancellations, curtailments or ammendments  within 72 hours of the date of arrival (1.00pm). 
  • Balance of accounts are payable on arrival. Payment must be made for the full time booked.
  • No refunds will be given for early departure or late arrival.
  • Special Terms and Conditions may apply to group bookings, longer stays and other bookings at the discretion of the Park. These will be discussed at the time of booking and confirmed in writing by the Park when the booking is made. These T&C's will override our general policies.

Credit Note Terms and Conditions

where a credit is issued against a guest account the following terms and conditions will apply:

  • the credit can not be transfered to another person
  • the credit can only be redemmed against accommodation or services at Kauri Coast TOP 10 Holiday Park
  •  Credits can not be redeemed for cash at any future date
  • At the discretion of management a credit note  may be extended under exceptional circumstances. Any extension applications should be made in writing to info@kauricoasttop10.co.nz


We understand that the relative uncertainty we are all feeling might have implications for your confidence to book a stay at Kauri Coast TOP 10 Holiday Park over the next couple of months and, with that in mind, we have introduced a “Book with Confidence Guarantee” applicable to bookings made on  this website, www.top10.co.nz and directly with the park.

What is the Book with Confidence Guarantee?
For bookings made from 3rd December 2021, the Book with Confidence Guarantee is applicable if you are unable to travel due to certain COVID-19 related developments.

These include you becoming sick with COVID-19 or someone immediately connected to you does and, as a close contact, you are forced into self-isolation or there is a Government mandate preventing you from travel in/from your local area/region or in the area to which you are intending to travel.In these cases there will be no charges levied to make changes to your booking dates. We will provide a 12-month credit with no cancellation or amendment charges added. In exceptional circumstances, determined on a case by case basis, a full refund, less a processing fee, may be offered.

In the case of a request for a COVID-19 related amendment on personal grounds, guests may be requested to provide a medical certificate, or that of their determined close contact, to confirm the medical grounds on which the request is based.

If your request to amend/cancel a booking is related to COVID-19 matters as detailed above please email info@kauricoasttop10.co.nz to make the request in the first instance. 

If your request to amend/cancel a booking is not linked to COVID-19 related matters as outlined above, standard T&C’s will apply.

This Book with Confidence Guarantee is in place whilst the COVID-19 Traffic Light system is in force in New Zealand and will be reassessed at each government authorised change to this system or at any other time deemed appropriate by the TOP 10 Holiday Parks Group.


Dog Policy

Your dog is welcome on this Park if you are staying on a Site, but of course there are rules in place to ensure all our guests enjoy their stay. Small, adult, well behaved dogs may also be permitted in some of our cabins, please call us to discuss your requiements. 

  • Your dog must not cause a nuisance to others or be aggressive towards other dogs or people
  • Maximum of 2 dogs per site
  • Please notify reception if you have a dog or other pet with you on arrival and complete a dog registration. Your dog MUST be registered at reception before entering the Park
  • Your dog MUST be on a lead or tied up on your site AT ALL TIMES
  • No pets allowed at any time in any of the building, units (including unit decks) or outdoor communal cooking and eating areas (eg the outdoor kitchen or covered eating area behind the main kitchen),
  • Dogs are not allowed in cabins unless pre-booked and approved by management. please call us prior to arrival if you wish to bring your dog when staying in a cabin or rent a tent. A daily charge will apply for dogs in cabins, and dogs are only permitted in cabins or units, not motels
  • Please pick up after your dog and place in a bag or newspaper in the bins
  • If you leave the Park, please take your dog with you


General Policies

  • A copy of our full policies with be provided to all guests at check in  on request.
  • You will be required to comply with our COVID 19 policies and procedures - which will be based on MOH guidelines during your stay. Failure to comply with these policies will result in your stay being immediately curtailed with no refund.
  • Check in time is from 1.00pm - 7.00pm -  may be later in the summer months, please check with Park
  • Check out time is strictly 10.00am, unless be prior arrangement with management.
  • Pets are welcome onsite by arrangement and subject to Park rules, providing you are staying on a site and not in a cabin or motel. No pets are allowed in buildings, units/motels or our TOP tent. See our dog policy for further information regarding staying here with your dog
  • Damage or loss to Kauri Coast TOP 10 property by guests will be charged and must be be paid for.
  • Child Age is 2-14 years old, inclusive. Children under 2 years old are classed as infants and go free.
  • No smoking in any building is allowed.
  • Cooking for more than 10 persons in the communal kitchens is prohibited without prior approval from the duty manager
  • When you register or give us personal information when making a reservation with us, it will be held on the TOP 10 Holiday Park Group central database. Your personal details will then be able to be accessed by TOP 10 Holiday Parks Central Office and other TOP 10 Holiday Parks if you are making a reservation with them. Kauri Coast TOP 10 Holiday Park will not, except as required by law, share this information with any other third parties without your permission.
  • If you purchase a TOP 10 Membership Card all of the Conditions of the Card will apply. These can be viewed here https://top10.co.nz/member-conditions.
  • Kauri Coast TOP 10 Holiday Park
    7 Opouteke Road off Trounson Park Rd, Kaihu, Dargaville, NZ 0379
  • GPS Coordinates
    Latitude: -35.7500419000
    Longitude: 173.6741980000

General Info / FAQs

  • Is the Park pet friendly?  
    Yes - you are welcome to bring your pet subject to our Pet Rules (See Policies).
  • What time is checkin and checkout? 
    Checkin is from 1.00pm and 7.00pm and checkout is 10.00am. Reception hours may vary, please check with us in advance if needed
  • Do you provide bed linen? 
    Our motels have full linen on all  the beds and our units and cabins have full linen on the queen and double beds and bottom sheets and pillows on the bunks. Top bedding for the bunks can be hired from reception (these is usually no charge) subject to availability
  • What is Child Age?
    Under 2 years old is an infant, Child is 2-14 years old, 15 years and over are adults
  • Is there Mobile Phone Coverage on Site?
    There is limited coverage for Vodafone and Spark available within 20 metres of reception, provided by local mini-repeaters. There is no coverage for 2degrees, skinny or any other minor providers
  • Is WiFi Available on Site?
    Yes, we have WiFi on site, but due to the limited connectivity available to us we do not have a fibre connection, so speed will be limited if there are large numbers on site. We provide 250mbps per device per day  free to everyone, and TOP 10 Members receive an additional 500mbps to share between 5 devices. 
  • COVID Vaccine  Mandate applies to  bookings with arrival dates 15th December 2021 - 4th April 2022 for  all guests over the age of 12 years and 3 months who don’t have a  medical exemption