The Kauri Museum

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The award winning Kauri Museum is famous for its storytelling, its hospitality and the legacy left behind by the ancient kauri trees which once covered northern New Zealand. Visit the world's 1st Carbon-zero certified Museum, 90 mins nth of Auckland.

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The Kauri Museum recounts the history and the legacy left behind by our ancient Kauri Forests. In addition to preserving our past, the Museum has a role to play in conserving their future, collaborating to “Save our Forests” by raising public awareness to control the spread of the Kauri Dieback disease and promote forest ecology.

Visitors to The Kauri Museum will experience

• Interactive, hands-on displays and life-like models • The world’s largest kauri slab – measuring a huge 22.5 metres long • Fossilised and swamp kauri, tens of thousands of years old • A rare collection of polished kauri gum • A working sawmill • Life sized, replica two-storey Boarding House • An exceptional gift store showcasing kaipara arts and crafts

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Proximity to airport: 1hr 10 minjutes to Whangarei
Parking: Free onsite parking
Physical Address
5 Church Road,
RD 1, Matakohe, Northland
New Zealand

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