Museums in Whangarei

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Museums in Whangarei

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  • Naomi W
    Algies Bay, New Zealand165 contributions
    We spent about three hours at Kiwi North. We were greeted at the door by the personable staff and enjoyed hearing about the facilities. The kiwi enclosure was the best of the three I have been to around the North Island. Patience pays off and we were lucky to get up close view of the kiwi with the enclosure all to ourselves. The museum was very interesting and the bonus gallery of WW2 local history was fascinating. We enjoyed wandering around looking at the old buildings in the adjacent village. If visiting I would advise checking out when they are having open days in the village (third Sundays of the month?) as that would provide an even greater experience. This is a good family outing, made even better by the friendly and knowledgeable staff.
    Written 15 January 2022
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  • Wayne M
    Balclutha, New Zealand19 contributions
    worth the visit to this museum like a trip down memory lane with clocks from all generations, and the out door ball clock worth watching
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Cheri
    Greymouth, New Zealand7 contributions
    We came to Packards just a for a look, 2 hours later we were so pleased we stopped by. Mel gave us an incredible low down on everything, lots to see & learn about. Super interesting and not just cars! We will be recommending this place to EVERYONE, this place was just fab!
    Written 17 June 2021
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  • fandingo
    Auckland, New Zealand203 contributions
    We found our anniversary celebration gift at this gallery, and the added bonus was looking around a lovely space, with great energy and beautifully displayed artwork. The owner also gave us a recommendation on where to eat which was brilliant!
    Written 29 March 2021
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  • Philip S
    Dunedin, New Zealand206 contributions
    What a great setting for an artists commune - nestled below the bush-covered walls of an old quarry. The place is very laid back and though not all the places will necessarily be open when you visit, you are sure to find things of interest and someone friendly to chat with.
    Written 19 December 2019
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  • Didi M
    Paris, France87 contributions
    Unfortunately too overcast to see the sky but the stars and galaxies presentation was superb. Our grandies were enthralled. Highly recommended
    Written 30 September 2018
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  • larzatron
    Wellington, New Zealand7 contributions
    Loved Yoko Ono! Great interactive exhibition. The ceramic pieces are gorgeous, and awesome for the kiddies.
    Written 29 July 2021
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  • 1751489Travelbug
    Tillsonburg, Canada87 contributions
    Staff was so wonderful and helpful! We got to see the Kiwi close up! The Museum is very interesting.
    Written 21 February 2020
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  • Dr Benjamin P
    Whangarei, New Zealand798 contributions
    This is a developing project with further plans including a perfromance space. Already offered are a carving precinct and art gallery with changing exhibitions reaturing Māori artists and themed work. Well worth a visit!
    Written 23 December 2021
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  • Bob H
    Mississauga, Canada17,997 contributions
    This is a lovely gallery with a very unique gift shop with really great jewelry and the likes to buy. The paintings are very exquisite. Well worth a visit.
    Written 8 February 2020
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  • PerfectStrangerNZ
    Tutukaka, New Zealand87 contributions
    As early supporters and donators we were very interested in what we'd experience. We weren't disappointed. It was difficult to find the entrance and some signage would help. But once we were in we were enchanted.

    The staff was welcoming and helpful. We should have set aside far more time. We're both in our 80s so we took the lift up to the roof gardens and enjoyed lush plantings and landscaping donated by Guy and Sandra Bowden of Tawapou Coastal Natives in Matapouri. The views from the tower were the first time we've seen Whangarei and the Town Basin from this vantage point. Amazing?

    We need more time for the Hundertwasser exhibition and Maori art.

    Our only disappointment was the Aqua Restaurant & Bar. We were ready for lunch but whoever it was on the front desk totally ignored my wife and me while he gushed with friends about a wedding. As the former manager of a Hilton Hotel restaurant I'd send him to learn some basic manners as well as fundamental hospitality skills. I doubt we'll bother to return there and certainly won't be recommending it.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • tsuki13
    Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand12 contributions
    Greg Barron and Jin Ling make, exhibit and sell their beautiful award winning ceramics from their workshop/Gallery in Glenbervie. The entire ceramic process is done on site, from making the clay to firing the finished forms in their wood fire kiln.
    Written 13 February 2018
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  • Artisteyes
    Whanganui, New Zealand110 contributions
    Disclaimer: I have shown my photos and paintings in this gallery, but the exhibition I viewed had work by many women artists in celebration of universal sufferage and the range was really interesting and widely creative.
    Written 14 October 2018
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  • tsuki13
    Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand12 contributions
    This is a wonderful gallery to visit, and always has new and exciting work on display.
    I have recently participated in a Group Exhibition - 'Laboratorium' and attended the current exhibition opening featuring epic work by Chris Wilkie - 'ENDEAVOUR- Finding and Losing'
    Written 30 December 2019
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  • BlueBirdMarketing
    Whangarei, New Zealand5 contributions
    Beautiful space and even more beautiful art. Excellent prices and wide range of selection, I liked the fact that every time I go into the gallery the there's always new art work to look at.
    Written 27 February 2017
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