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The award winning Kauri Museum tells the story of our pioneering settlers though the lens of the Kauri Industry. The museum specializes in the legacy of our Kauri Forests; specifically the strong durable timber and the highly prized Kauri Gum.

Experience the adventures of our pioneering settlers and appreciate the legacy of our kauri forests.

  • Explore our interactive hands-on displays

  • Venture into our historic buildings and escape into the pages of our history books

  • Get to know the people behind the mannequins and the stories they have to share

  • Turn left at the Brynderwyn stop, stay and experience the Kauri Coast 

  • 2hr drive from Auckland
  • 1hr drive from Whangarei
  • 1.5hr drive from the Waipoua Forest
  • Just 20 minutes from the SH12 turn-off at Brynderwyn

July School Holidays

Family Fun: “Drop in, Drop out” Arts and Crafts Activities 
Thursdays’ 9th and 16th July
10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
Gold coin donation 

Join Museum staff and volunteers in one of our drop-in sessions to create your own cards, posters or artifacts to celebrate the Matariki season. Take inspiration from our Matariki display and museum galleries.

Matariki at The Kauri Museum

18th June-19th July

Free with museum entry 

The Kauri Museum is pleased to continue its tradition of inviting students from the seven ridings of the old Otamatea district,
to make themed displays for a Matariki exhibition and herald the arrival of Maori New Year. 


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