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“Magnificent !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waipu Museum

Waipu Museum
36 The Centre, Waipu 0510, New Zealand
64 9 432 0746
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Waipu
Type: Museums
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Magnificent !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I took a visitor from Thailand to see this amazing compact museum with so much to see read and enjoy. He enjoyed it and had his camera out constantly ...One cannot but be impressed and somewhat affected by the trials and hardships endured by those early settlers . A great presentation all round and I am proud to show my Grand father's Gum collection off too !

Visited December 2013
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

A really worthwhile visit. We learned a lot about the local history of Waipu and surrounds. The museum staff were friendly and welcoming. We also enjoyed browsing the shop area.

Visited August 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“What a special museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

A wonderful presentation of the Scottish landing in Waipu with some outstanding items. Everyone was friendly and helpful, the gift shop was great, bathroom facilities very nice. A great stop.

Visited December 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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103 reviews 103 reviews
37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great little spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This museum involves a 2 k detour off state highway 1 and is well worth the effort. Is shows the history of the immigrant settlers who were Scots in a compact and well laid out display.

Visited October 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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80 attraction reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“One of the best museums of its size in NZ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

A really interesting story, told well; the displays and interpretation are elegantly designed and attractively presented. This museum is a must-see, rain or shine. And do leave time for the shop, which is really good - it carries a number of fabulous items from NZ's craft experts.

Then turn left out of the museum, cross the road diagonally towards the pharmacy 200 metres away and enjoy excellent coffee in the 'cafe deli' ..... didn't have one, but the pasties looked delicious.

Waipu has a positive vibe.

Visited June 2013
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