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The Kauri Museum

The Kauri Museum
Nestled in the picturesque west coast village of Matakohe, Northland, The Kauri Museum is one of New Zealand’s most amazing theme museums. The award winning museum, tells the fascinating story of the pioneering days through the use of kauri timber and kauri gum.

Location: 5 Church Road, RD1, Matakohe, Northland


Operating Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm daily.

Closed Christmas Day.


Child Ages: 5 to 15 years.

Children under 5 years free of charge.

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The Kauri Museum in Matakohe is conveniently located within driving distance of many of New Zealand’s finest cities and attractions. Located approximately 1 1/2 hours drive from Auckland, 1 hour drive from Whangarei and 1 1/2 hours drive from the Waipoua Forest, home to the majestic kauri tree, Tane Mahuta.

Available Activities:
Museum Entrance Fee


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Explore the many exceptional displays and galleries inside the museum, from our magnificent collection of antique kauri furniture and the largest collection of kauri gum in the world, to restored machinery, including New Zealands earliest tractor and a turning steam sawmill. As one of Northland’s best attractions, you will be able to view a two storey life sized replica boarding house, a Pioneer School and the historic Matakohe Post Office with a fantastic collection of telephones.

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