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Waipu Museum

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Waipu Museum

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36 The Centre, Waipu 0510 New Zealand
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Full-Day Small-Group Glowworm Exploration Tour in New Zealand
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Full-Day Small-Group Glowworm Exploration Tour in New Zealand

Glowworm is very famous in New Zealand, but you are not allowed to take pictures at all sites. However, you will stay in the cave for about 30 minutes and you can take as many pictures as you want. Please bring your own camera and try to get great pictures. <br><br>Also, the tour guide will bring a nice one-lens camera and take pictures with you and beautiful glowworm light, which will be a good gift for you. <br><br>After the cave, heading to Whangarei to have nice seafood chowder to warm you up. Also, you have free time to walk around in the nice harbour area. You can do shopping as well. <br><br>At the end of this tour, you will see a giant Kauri tree at the age of 800 years.<br>This tour must be good for you to get to know New Zeland!
US$254.95 per adult
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Andre P wrote a review Nov 2020
15 contributions6 helpful votes
Waste of time. Nothing of interest, lots of stuff not working, really uninteresting and not as much value as the Mangawhaii museum. Staff were friendly but the exhibits and awful wailing from a soundtrack were really detracting. I wouldn't recommend this even on a rainy day. Expensive for what there is.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Rose wrote a review Aug 2020
New Zealand92 contributions16 helpful votes
Really beautifully done for small country museum. Amazing history. Well worth a look. Great shop for souvenirs there.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Farehamvoyager wrote a review Apr 2020
Fareham, United Kingdom472 contributions122 helpful votes
An atmospheric heritage site telling the story of the first Scottish settlers. Worth a visit. Shame they didn't allow photos or I've have added one or two (know some people abuse the privilege 'though...)
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Cat H wrote a review Mar 2020
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One of THE best small museums of its' kind that I've had the pleasure to visit. The culture and history of the Scottish emigrants who found their way to the Northeast Coast of New Zealand's North island is thoughtfully presented with static and interactive exhibits of artifacts, photos, and original items from the past. One could spend 2 hours inside and not read every display, or review every document but it's well worth every moment you spend. There is a brief video of how this migration began over 150 years ago and how the Scottish influence cradles Waipu's community today. It touched my heart and I will return on my next NZ trip. Great staff greets you at the entrance...and a beautiful gift shop with locally handcrafted items awaits you at the end. Was a 10 for us and we're not even in related to the Clan! Kudos to the curators and staff and volunteers.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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AlexandBeth wrote a review Jan 2020
Lymm, United Kingdom218 contributions25 helpful votes
What a very interesting history Waipu has! Obviously lots of good work has been done in research and collecting items. The who.e village profits from this from the Scottish Gaelic street names, park and some restaurants. The museum appears to accurately portray the travels of their particular Founding Fathers!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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