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Butler Point Whaling Museum

31 Marchant Road | Hihi RD1, Mangonui 0494, New Zealand
+64 800 687 386
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A delightful day out

I had read about Butler Point in my guide book but didn't think a trip was likely as you had to pre... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2017
A great morning spent...

The whole family enjoyed this. The guide was great and very good explaining to the children and... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Witham, Essex
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We give conducted tours of the Whaling Museum, restored Historic 1840's House and Gardens. We have picnic facilities so you can enjoy the grounds after the tour.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
31 Marchant Road | Hihi RD1, Mangonui 0494, New Zealand
+64 800 687 386
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

I had read about Butler Point in my guide book but didn't think a trip was likely as you had to pre book. We wandered into the tourist information in Mangonui to see a visit that very day advertised on a board. A phone call...More

Thank MVP40
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The whole family enjoyed this. The guide was great and very good explaining to the children and answering their questions. fascinating tale of whaling and great format having the guided tour. Museum was interesting and the video quite eye opening! The grounds are lovely and...More

Thank Rollir10
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Wonderful guide - very interesting place-- the setting was lovely and the museum had many artifacts of great interest. suitable for all ages providing parents keep an eye on younger children. We had a picnic after the tour & then explored the grounds and from...More

Thank pelizabethcutts
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We booked to come to a private whaling museum which we had been told about. Nothing could prepare you for the delightful 2 acre gardens which you drove through to get there. We were greeted by the owner Jan then given an in depth tour...More

Thank Fiona J
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This place is great. Our guide knew so much detail about the history of whaling. It was mind blowing.

Thank rebeccahart2016
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I found this place through TA reviews of the area. Slightly annoying that we needed to book in advance as we were trying to be a little more flexible on our holiday. Also, when we got to the chained gate, there was no sign saying...More

Thank Corinne J
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Who knew this was even there. It surely is a hidden gem. Available by appoinment only but worth it. The grounds are beautiful and perfect for a picnic

Thank MrsMSCee
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I was rather unexcited to make the visit but it blew my mind. The staff are amazing with their knowledge and the whole experience was fantastic

Thank rebeccahart2016
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I came here with my children on a school trip, I really enjoyed it, not that I enjoy killing of whales as I don't but its history so was good, the couple know run it or own it were very friendly and of course knew...More

Thank Kimmi7168
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

This is a fabulous little museum that must be booked ahead. We emailed the night before and got a quick response for 2 pm the next day. Jan gave us a wonderful tour and we now have good insight into how difficult a life it...More

Thank Janet A
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