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With the museum Trail guide taking in the Hamilton & Waikato region and surrounding areas Coromandel and Taupo, you can step back in time and immerse yourself in the colorful stories, strong history, and unique collections of the region.
Each Museum or Heritage Centre on the trail offers up something more unique and special than the last; showcasing their local gold or coal mining heritage, influential agricultural history, Maori culture, the regions geographical past and collectables and relics from a bygone era.
The central North Island holds a strong historical significance for Maori, being the birthplace of the Kingitanga Movement (Maori King Movement) and the home of the Maori King at Turangawaewae as well as the final resting place for one of the great voyaging Tainui canoes, and the site of many land wars between the Maori and the British.
A Copy of the Museum Trail guide is available at most of the Museums throughout the Hamilton & Waikato Region, and on their websites or from the Hamilton & Waikato Tourism website. For details on their websites view the Hamilton & Waikato Trip Advisor page and visit the Travel Guide section.