Accessible by vehicle from Golden Bay
You will find the largest campground in the national park located here
This is the only place in the park where Wekas a native bird have been reintroduced
Totaranui is an important name throughout the region and the tree it refers to is highly prized by Maori for carving
Totaranui is the only part of the park that can be accessed by road (unsealed for part of it) via Golden Bay. It's golden beach and clear waters have seen it become a summer holiday favourite for New Zealanders seeking sun and sea. It is so popular that a ballot for summer camping spots is held by the Department of Conservation. Totaranui is also home to Ngarata homestead built in 1914. It is nationally significant as a historical building, being a rare example of a New Zealand 'Californian' bungalow.