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The Caterpillar Experience - CLOSED

171 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3206
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Sadly, the Caterpillar Experience is long gone.

We were really looking forward to visiting this, but it's gone. The equipment has been sold to the... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Windyindy007
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Auckland, New Zealand
They have closed down

They have been closed for some time now so the next best place to go is the museum in Robertson av... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2016
trev w
,
Rotorua, New Zealand
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
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24 Apr 2017
“Sadly, the Caterpillar Experience is long gone.”
16 Jan 2016
“They have closed down”
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171 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
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+64 7-347 3206
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

We were really looking forward to visiting this, but it's gone. The equipment has been sold to the Gough family in Christchurch and there is a Deer Museum on the site. Hopefully the Goughs/Cat NZ will reopen somewhere, someday. Until then, we shall just have...More

1  Thank Windyindy007
Reviewed 17 January 2016

They have been closed for some time now so the next best place to go is the museum in Robertson av Rotorua not as good but ok open on Weekends and Thursdays

2  Thank trev w
Reviewed 1 January 2016

If you are a machinery lover than you cant miss this place in Rotorua.. Even kids would love this place to.

Thank Shobbyy
Reviewed 5 June 2015

If your into Caterpillars this is a must to go too. There's some awesome gear inside for all to enjoy. You need time to appreciate the collection.

1  Thank Merv-Taupo
Reviewed 13 August 2012

My birthday took the husband to see the machines that he's used over the years. Didn't realise there were so many D types of dozer. Great to understand the importance of these machines in the development of NZ had not really appreciated their significance before...More

1  Thank sibranel
Reviewed 23 July 2012

My three year old son thought he was in heaven looking at all the old machinery.

Thank Janine630
Reviewed 7 June 2012

The history and links to the US. It was much more than we expected, especially taking my in-laws there. We enjoyed the layout and the interesting displays.

Thank BinnyNewZealand
Reviewed 11 April 2012

I bought my dad & brother tickets as a birthday present for my brother so we could orgainse a surprise 21st and my dad & brother came back absolutely stoked about their time spent there. They said that they would go back there again in...More

Thank Heartagram666
Reviewed 25 March 2012

We had lots of fun on our visit here. Enjoyed checking out all the machinery and watching the videos. A great place to check out if you are into Cats.

Thank Jenny54321
Reviewed 8 March 2012

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3  Thank big_ian
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