Who would have thought that a museum about just one species of tree could be so fascinating? This museum is not just about the kauri tree but about the whole social history of those whose lives revolved round it from the early pioneer days. I loved the living history reconstructions, especially the concept of modelling the life-sized figures on modern day relatives of those they were portraying! The sheer size of the trees and the amazing way in which they were felled and taken for processing were reflected in the many interesting displays. Watch out though, it's easy to miss out on an area when trying to find your way around.
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