Can't rate this highly enough. I was happy with every cent spent to view this museum. A fascinating part of our NZ history and this museum is beautifully laid out with working displays, everything is done beautifully. Don't miss it!!!
About The Kauri Museum
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Visited the museum on our way to the Bay of Islands. It is a very well laid out museum and shows the history of the Kauri trees and the pioneering days of the families that worked the land. You need a good amount of time...More
Every October for one day, an advertised Settlers Day has live action in and around the display. Including vintage vehicles, sidesaddle horses, billy tea, craft and collection displays and live music. The public can try gum scraping and other activities.
An excellent museum. Well laid out, very interesting and informative. It is not a place to just drop in for a few minutes. Visitors need at least 2 hour and probably 3 to do it justice. Even if it requires a detour to visit it...More
So much more than we expected. The museum has an amazing collection of wood, resin/gum, (sad) history of the lumbering of the Kauri forests, and recreated settings/relocated buildings of the times.
Spent over four hours looking around the museum and other building such as the Post Office and Church. A great place to visit.
Part of a Grand Pacific bus tour. I found the museum very interesting and informative. There is a so many rooms and sections if interest. Both kauri trees (wood) and kauri gum (polished and raw) is on show. You could easily spend 2-3 hours here....More
A wonderful museum providing a thorough insight in to the kauri industry and pioneering spirit which helped develop northland. Recommend asking one of the guides to give you a quick tour then take your time to enjoy the exhibitions. Ok for little kids but bring...More
Fantastic museum. Very comprehensive and gives an excellent historical account of felling the kauri and the kauri gum diggers. Something for everyone. Very well maintained with working machinery and DVD's that work.! European history of the time is represented which is useful time perspective for...More