The Kauri Museum

Things to do

The award winning Kauri Museum is famous for its collections based around the ancient kauri trees which once covered northern New Zealand. Immerse yourself in the world and stories of kauri, mid way between Auckland and the Bay of Islands.

This 60 year old museum recounts the history and the legacy of our ancient kauri forests, and the industries associated with the trees. A spectacular new attraction opened in July 2023 welcomes visitors – the Forest Walkway takes visitors back in time, and introduces the Māori dimension of the kauri story. Visitors then discover the world’s largest kauri slab – 22.5 metres (74 feet) in length. Elsewhere they find fossilised and swamp kauri, a rare collection of polished kauri gum and a working sawmill. Beautifully crafted furniture, historic photos and recreated rooms tell the stories of Northern New Zealand. As well as an on-site café, the Museum has a fine gift store showcasing kauri timber, kauri gum and crafts of the Kaipara region.

How to Find Us
From $8 – $25


5 Church Road
New Zealand

Opening Times

Open Daily 9am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day)

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