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Kauri Museum

Kauri Museum

Deep in the heart of an ancient forest that's gone, the Kauri Museum celebrates one of the world's greatest trees and honours our relationship with it. We share stories of courage and determination, tragedy and triumph, boundless hope and unfathomable loss; kauri making a nation. Dig deeper here.

From

NZ$ 25

per Kauri Museum

Highlights

  • Discover the stories of the kauri.

  • Celebrate one of the worlds greatest trees.

  • Explore stories of gum diggers, farmers and business people.

  • Find out about the families who have made this area their home.

  • Dig deeper here.

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Full Description

We share stories of courage and determination, tragedy and triumph, boundless hope and unfathomable loss; kauri making a nation. Dig deeper here. Since 1962 the Kauri Museum has been gathering, displaying and sharing with visitors an internationally significant collection of: - humble tools made important in time of mud, grit, smoke and fire. - Handcrafted objects of rare and exquisite beauty. - Dazzling displays of precious kauri gum, the hardened resin of kauri trees. Enjoy "The Great Indoors" to explore a treasure of "The Great Outdoors". As the largest under-cover visitor attraction north of Auckland the Kauri Museum has 4,500sqm of exhibition halls, galleries and rooms of treasures. Walk through a Once-and-Future Forest, an enchanted space which has echoes of the forest that's gone and is yet to come. The Forest Walkway is a journey from darkness to light where the Kauri stars in the Māori creation legend Te Waonui o Tāne about the beginning of time. It's the Kauri Museum's latest addition. Rain or shine, a visit to the Kauri Museum adds fresh meaning to a timeless story that captures hearts and ignites imaginations about the past and present, encouraging hope for tomorrow. If you seek wonder, awe and delight for several hours or a day (or more), this award winning attraction is a long-established and popular destination for travelers, scientists, researchers, families and children alike.

Our Gumdigger cafe is open from 10am till 3pm and our parking allows for fully self contained vehicles to camp overnight.

Includes

Meeting Point

Report to reception upon arrival and present your ticket for admission to the museum. 

Additional Information

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.

Terms
No food or drink within the museum. No muddy boots within the museum.

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5 Church Road, RD 1, Matakohe, New Zealand, 0593
Kauri Museum

Kauri Museum

Deep in the heart of an ancient forest that's gone, the Kauri Museum celebrates one of the world's greatest trees and ho...Show More
Adult: $25
(16 - 64 years)
Child: $8
(5 - 15 years)
Infants Free
Senior: $21
(64 - 120 years)
Family: $55
Student: $21
(17 - 30 years)
Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
One Kauri Museum
Do you want to add any available optional extras?
Kauri Gum Polishing Workshop

Kauri Gum Polishing Workshop

Turn a lump of raw kauri gum into a shining golden nugget under the tutelage of our dedicated gum polisher. Includes in...Show More
From NZD
$15.00
Not suitable for Infants.
Duration: 30 Minutes
Curator's Tour

Curator's Tour

Immersive exploration of the Museum with a senior member of the colelctions team. Visit the long-term and feature exhibi...Show More
From NZD
$20.00
Duration: 1 Hours
Tea at the Gumdiggers Café

Tea at the Gumdiggers Café

Complete your visit with a cuppa and a house-made scone or slice from our heritage kitchen
From NZD
$11.00
Lunch at the Gumdiggers Café

Lunch at the Gumdiggers Café

Savour a sit-down meal in our café. Our menu changes seasonally to feature fresh and local ingredients showcasing the b...Show More
From NZD
$25.00

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