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The Caterpillar Experience

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Address: 171 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
Phone Number: (07) 347 3206
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Memory lane

My birthday took the husband to see the machines that he's used over the years. Didn't realise there were so many D types of dozer. Great to understand the importance of these... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2012
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Taupo, New Zealand
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

If your into Caterpillars this is a must to go too. There's some awesome gear inside for all to enjoy. You need time to appreciate the collection.

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hamilton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

My birthday took the husband to see the machines that he's used over the years. Didn't realise there were so many D types of dozer. Great to understand the importance of these machines in the development of NZ had not really appreciated their significance before visiting. Would have liked to see one working and the hubby in the seat, but... More 

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Taupiri, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

My three year old son thought he was in heaven looking at all the old machinery.

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

The history and links to the US. It was much more than we expected, especially taking my in-laws there. We enjoyed the layout and the interesting displays.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

I bought my dad & brother tickets as a birthday present for my brother so we could orgainse a surprise 21st and my dad & brother came back absolutely stoked about their time spent there. They said that they would go back there again in a heartbeat!!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

We had lots of fun on our visit here. Enjoyed checking out all the machinery and watching the videos. A great place to check out if you are into Cats.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

I think this place has closed down I think this place has closed down I think this place has closed down I think this place has closed down I think this place has closed down

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Tempe AZ
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

I decided to visit this museum because it was on the list of stops for the hop-on/hop-off bus. But I'm not really into earth movers, so it was only mildly interesting. They said it would take a good hour to go through it, but I was finished in 30 minutes.

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

This place has an amazing collection of very old equipment, some of which has been restored and other which are exactly as they wer found with dirt still on the tracks. There's a lot of history, stories, photos, videos and other artifacts here as well. The only thing I could fault them on was price, which was 20NZD per adult.

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Moerewa, NZ
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

For something different the world’s first display of historical Caterpillar earthmoving equipment. Not to everyone’s taste, but great to see old Caterpillar equipment. I was here for the first time 11 Jan 2012, and I will be going back. Along with the old equipment there is also archival footage which plays continuously in 4 separate areas that you can sit... More 

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