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All reviews new zealand early settlers post office across the road couple of hours stayed longer on display entry fee we spent hours early days per adult well worth the visit gum diggers amazing collection great insight whole family interactive displays
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

What a special treat this was. Great working models which showed exactly how things worked; a great collection of photos and some unbelievable pieces of kauri. If I had known how good this was I would have planned to spend half a day at least! Congratulations to the dedicated volunteers and staff who have built such a wonderful museum.

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank mark t
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Kaurimuseum, Manager at The Kauri Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2014

Thank you very much for your lovely comment. We have many dedicated Volunteers who contribute to making our museum an excellent place to visit.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Make sure that you allow plenty of time to wander around the Matakohe Kauri Museaum. It is so worth visiting. You will walk out of there with absolute admiration for Northlands early settlers.

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank R0bbityB0b
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

This kauri museum has been extended in size since I was last here. Offers up an insight into the pioneers and the milling of kauri and obtaining gum from the trees - very comprehensive detailed displays and exhibits. A great stop for people travelling up to the Bay of Islands from Auckland via Dargaville and the Hokianga Harbour. There is also an original school with its classroom and a pioneer church. Good refreshments, tea and coffee at the Gumdiggers Tearooms across the road.

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank Lesley B
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

You could spend hours here if you really wanted to. So interesting if you like delving back to how things were done years ago. It must have been really tough work and long hours.

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank Kathleen D
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

We visited the Kauri Museum on our way to the Bay of Islands. The detour was well worthwhile and provided a great insight into how the huge kauri trees were felled and milled in those "early days". The museum also provides an insight into how the early pioneers lived. The museum houses a great collection of working equipment used in the mills and a collection of kauri gum. We spent almost 4 hours in the museum and found that the many exhibits provide something for everyone. We were amazed at the work by mainly volunteers to establish and run the museum which has better exhibits than many in New Zealand's much larger towns and cities. Well done Matakohe.

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank Peter C
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