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Address: 5 Church Road, RD 1, Matakohe 0593, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 9 431 7417
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Description: The Kauri Museum tells the story of the mighty kauri tree, its fascinating...
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 communities of the early settlers. The Museum has over 4,500 sq mtrs of undercover attraction, and is a 'Must See'! Visit our heritage Museum en route to the ancient kauri trees in the Waipoua Forest. Visitor Information Centre on site with main focus on the western route of the Twin Coast Discovery Highway and Northland. Disabled friendly, lots of free parking spaces available, accommodation and cafes nearby. Location: 5 Church Road, Matakohe, New Zealand 0593 Hours: Mon - Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Open every day except Christmas Day)
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A must see in Northland

I would strongly recommend to go and check out a Kauri giant in real life before going to this museum. Once you´ve done that the museum will be even more interesting, as you´ll... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Antwerpen, België
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I would strongly recommend to go and check out a Kauri giant in real life before going to this museum. Once you´ve done that the museum will be even more interesting, as you´ll learn everything you want about this tree. The museum is super interesting not only about the Kauri, but it´ll give you an interesting view on the whole... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Kauri trees covered the landscape when settlers arrived in NZ. They were prized for lumber and for a gum they produced. The kauri museum will give you a full appreciation for the tree, its lifecycle, and the industry that grew up to exploit it. But good as the museum is, it's no substitute for seeing the real thing in the... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Make a specific side trip to see this museum. It provided one impressive gallery after another, Could not believe that such an extensive museum would be found out in the countryside, The drive there was enjoyable and the presentation of the exhibits were first class. If one has an interest in history, particularly of logging, this is the place. It... More 

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Wellsford, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Took my grandchildren to the Kauri Museum (only 30 minutes from Wellsford). We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Interesting pieces of history and great displays of early settlers and their use of the kauri. Fascinating to watch the operating displays of sawmilling equipment and other early New Zealand memorabilia. A much better display than I had expected and it kept... More 

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Parkgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a beautifully set out museum. Instead of looking at lots of things in cabinets they have made rooms where statues are using these artefacts. There is even a "hotel" to look around. Gorgeous old furniture is set out in one section with excellent descriptions of where they are from. Good write ups about the Kauri trees and the... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum. Great information and the kauri exhibits were fascinating. Well worth a visit

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Kiwi on the loose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Being school holidays I had two teenagers asking 'what are we doing today' - well today we drove to The Kauri Museum and both my boys and myself really enjoyed the visit. We were there for hours - well worth the trip from Auckland and with family friendly prices (even in the cafe) we will be coming back with my... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This museum is not in a big city, it is out in the sticks. We dropped by on the off chance of being entertained for half an hour, that soon turned into a few hours. Lots and lots to see inside the main museum, but don't forget to see the post office and school, and for those that flora look... More 

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Snells Beach, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Dont expect this experience to take up an hour of your day. We were there three hours, so $25.00 divided by three $8.33 per hour....it's a no brainer. This is the second time visiting for me, but my husbands first. What an amazing tribute to our incedibly hard working pioneers. The trip around the Kaipara Flats is worth a meander.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

A beautifully maintained place with a clear focus on settlers and wood BUT done so well anyone will be interested. To make it even better the models are all realistically based on real people descended from settlers. Superb. Masses to see. Allow at least two hours and be sure to see the old village houses outside

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