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The Kauri Museum

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The Kauri Museum tells the story of the mighty kauri tree, its fascinating gum and pioneering past. The Kauri tree is the focal point and theme of this museum, showing the different stages of how this giant wonder fueled industries that sustained...more
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5 Church Road, Matakohe 0593, New Zealand
+64 9-431 7417
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All reviews new zealand early settlers post office across the road couple of hours stayed longer on display entry fee we spent hours early days per adult well worth the visit gum diggers amazing collection great insight whole family interactive displays
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most interesting of NZ history, if looking at the one's how made it, by really hard work, risking their life's, possible for other's to build and expanding the country's economy. Show glimts of the life back then. If you're interested in engineering it's a must....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this museum! It has the history of the kauri trees, lumber mills and gum industry. It is very interactive and detailed. You can really get a sense of the enormousness of the trees and the beauty of the wood. This museum also has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Samiya7
Reviewed 10 November 2018

We'd been told that there was lots to see in this museum, so we allowed a couple of hours. Then we stayed for 4 hours! It's huge with all sorts of really interesting displays about the history of the kauris, kauri gum (amazing stuff like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wendy77BB
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed learning about the kauri and the history associated with milling it. Amazing how the workers there suvuved those conditions

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Coastal07700404907
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This is a must see for kiwis and tourists. The displays are beautifully curated and provide a sophisticated understanding of one of the tragic events of colonial New Zealand; the logging of the great kauri forests of the north. All aspects are covered with contemporary...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

This museum is a fantastic piece of social history which has been well supported by locals through various donations. The museum is deceptively large and narrates the story of the Kauri forest, from the early settlers through to the modern era. The displays are informative....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheLawMan78
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is an excellent place. The attention to detail is exceptional. It is well laid out and easy to follow. The information is very informative and not too detailed. You could spend a long time in this museum and still be able to go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marcia_and_Murray
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

When we paid our $21 each we thought it was a bit much, however what an amazing museum. There is so much to see and the work that has gone into making this the amazing place what it is, is absolutely commendable. Well done to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Granma_13
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This museum is an absolute must if you visit Northland. First of all, it is HUGE, with over a dozen galleries and a diverse collection. The museum has more than doubled in size since I last visited it over 20 years ago. You can learn...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 13 September 2018

So much to see. really amazed how old some of the swap kauri is and the machinery section with working models is impressive.

Date of experience: September 2018
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