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The Kauri Museum

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“post office”(24 reviews)
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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 post office across the road early settlers couple of hours on display stayed longer entry fee early days we spent hours per adult amazing collection gum diggers great insight whole family interactive displays take your time
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank TheLawMan78
Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank Marcia_and_Murray
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Granma_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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.

Thank OwenJ235
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Wonderful museum. It offers much more than a history of the kauri tree and provides a well-illustrated social history of early settlers. A very pleasant surprise and highly recommended. I'm also grateful to the lady in the ticket sale who suggested a visit to Trounson...More

Thank KimDK1970
Reviewed 9 August 2018

It has been over 30 years since I was last this way and I visited the then much smaller Kauri museum. Very impressive with animated displays, a vast kauri gum collection, info on the history of the mighty kauri with many pictures and samples of...More

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 4 August 2018

I don’t normally go out of my way to go to museums but so glad we did. Extremely well laid out, huge, informative about both kauri and kauri gum, the lives of the loggers and their families. It is run by a trust without government...More

Thank Irene S
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We had the privilege of seeing some of the endangered giant kauri trees. This huge museum tells their story and the settling of the north island. Plan on half a day to see this museum. It's worth every minute spent.

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

You could spend all day here as this is a well displayed museum of not only the kauri tree and the how its gum was extracted but gives an excellent display of life in early New Zealand. We spent an extra five dollars each for...More

Thank Stan A
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