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. Far more than a museum of timber, and mid way between Auckland and the Bay of Islands.

The Kauri Museum recounts the history and the legacy of our ancient kauri forests, and the industries associated with the trees. In addition to preserving our past, the Museum plays a role in conserving the remaining trees, collaborating to “Save our Forests” by raising awareness of the spread of the Kauri Dieback disease, and promoting forest ecology.

Visitors to The Kauri Museum will experience an interactive, hands-on displays and life-like models, the world’s largest kauri slab – measuring 22.5 metres in length. Fossilised and swamp kauri, tens of thousands of years old, a rare collection of polished kauri gum and a working sawmill. An exceptional gift store showcasing kauri timber, kauri gum and the crafts of the Kaipara region.

How to Find Us
Prices
From $8 – $25


Location

5 Church Road
Matakohe
New Zealand


Opening Times

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

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