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Address: 171 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-347 3206
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A place for machinery lovers.

If you are a machinery lover than you cant miss this place in Rotorua.. Even kids would love this place to.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 31, 2015
Shobbyy
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

They have been closed for some time now so the next best place to go is the museum in Robertson av Rotorua not as good but ok open on Weekends and Thursdays

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

If you are a machinery lover than you cant miss this place in Rotorua.. Even kids would love this place to.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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154 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank Merv-Taupo
hamilton
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank sibranel
Taupiri, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 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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Thank Heartagram666
Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Linn1378

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