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The Kauri Museum

5 Church Road, Matakohe 0593, New Zealand
+64 9-431 7417
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
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“new zealand”(95 reviews)
“post office”(24 reviews)
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The Kauri Museum tells the story of the mighty kauri tree, its fascinating gum and pioneering past. The Kauri tree is the focal point and theme of this museum, showing the different stages of how this giant wonder fueled industries that sustained...more
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5 Church Road, Matakohe 0593, New Zealand
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+64 9-431 7417
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"new zealand"
in 95 reviews
"early settlers"
in 26 reviews
"post office"
in 24 reviews
"across the road"
in 25 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 24 reviews
"on display"
in 17 reviews
"stayed longer"
in 10 reviews
"gift shop"
in 15 reviews
"entry fee"
in 12 reviews
"we spent hours"
in 8 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 7 reviews
"early days"
in 8 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 13 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 9 reviews
"magnificent trees"
in 7 reviews
"gum diggers"
in 15 reviews
"whole family"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed January 13, 2017

I can not recommend this museum enough. We spent an afternoon here in late December, & went back the next day for nearly the whole day & still did not see everything. It was a trip back in time and the presentation has been lovingly...More

Thank Joyce L
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Reviewed January 10, 2017

What an amazing place!! We spent over 3 hours here. Personal favourite room was the gum room. The museum would interest people who like natural wonders as well as pioneering and machinery. Very friendly staff. A must do in the area, well worth it!!!

Thank AmberT287
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Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

This museum has huge replica sawmill equipment and very old very large Kauri logs. There is beautiful old Kauri and native timber furniture, carved Kauri and Kauri gun exhibits and many many photos of the old days in the bush. You need at least 2...More

Thank Ianleigh M
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

You can't really understand the colonial history of the area without visiting this museum. Makes you appreciate the hardship of the early European pioneers and causes you to reflect on the similar stories of the early settlers back in Australia. Good to follow up with...More

Thank David-Cherie
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

The Kauri Museum provides a fascinating history into New Zealand's past, told through the Kauri. There are many interesting things and rooms to see, so set aside a few hours for the experience. The surrounding grounds are also great for a nice stroll, including the...More

Thank F S
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

This was a great insight into the pioneers of the logging of the massive Kauri trees that grew in this area of NZ. Take the time to read the transcripts of the photos and appreciate the challenges faced. There are many other historical artifacts setup...More

Thank mark2390
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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Really big exhibition with lots of interesting things to see - machines, historic photos, kauri gum and lot more. Really worth the trip although it is slightly expensive.

Thank magzur
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Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting museum about the kauri tree extermination and the tough life of the gumdiggers and bushmen. Samples of kauri trees with their C14 dating. Many photos of the time. Slice of a (sick) kauri tree from the stump to the crown with photos explaining...More

Thank aae191
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Reviewed December 26, 2016

Been a few years since our last visit. Some changes had been made. Smaller shop more exhibits. You need to allow yourself plenty of time to get the best out of your visit. Although we had visited before we still spent 3 hours wondering around....More

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed December 22, 2016

This was an amazingly interesting and fascinating museum full of exhibits about the kauri trees, the forestry industry and history of NZ as well as life in the 19th and early 20th century. The collection of kauri gum/amber is stunning. Something for everyone including children....More

Thank islandgirl76
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