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Great insight into our heritage

A great place for all the family to explore. Take the little train around the complex, then... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Anne D
Great Displays of ByGone Eras

Allow at least 2 to 3 hours to explore this wonderful display of scenarios from New Zealand's... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Adelaide, Australia
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Mountain Road, Cardiff 4393, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Wonderful place to spend a few hours, from the railway,blacksmiths shop,and many old buildings/displays the ANZAC day celebration complet with military show is a must se for all ages

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mikehowarth
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Great heritage site with loads of different restored buildings, suitable for families of lots of different ages. We loved the train ride and also the information and interactive exhibits.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank bronu
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Well laid out heritage village that felt quite real as we wandered around. Fascinating and very informative insight into the lives of the early settlers to the region. Lots of material to read and things to see, Nice cafe on site. Staff very friendly and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 23 February 2018

We only stopped for breakfast (which was delicious) and then decided to visit the pioneer village. Three hours later we were still there. Absolutely fascinating and the added bonus of a train ride!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Daryl M
Reviewed 31 January 2018

This is a great volunteer-led heritage attraction, where we spent much longer than we expected. It showcases not just historic buildings but a whole way of life. There is a vast amount of material on display in many of the buildings, and good information boards...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Awesome layout, historical buildings, historical references - very informative and educational. We spent a few hours and enjoyed every minute - being transported back in time to "pioneering days" - loved it, and the miniature train ride was the icing on the cake!!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank phlatohi
Reviewed 17 November 2017

A great place for all the family to explore. Take the little train around the complex, then explore all the wonderful preserved buildings. Memories for the 'oldies', adventures for the little ones and fascination for everyone else! Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Anne D
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Allow at least 2 to 3 hours to explore this wonderful display of scenarios from New Zealand's recent past history. We spent four hours there and we almost saw everything in the detail that we wished to acquire. The buildings and interior displays were authentic...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank chrissyFC
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

A great display of NZ houses through out its history. We had a great time wandering around looking at NZs architecture that has been set out like a village. Take a packed lunch and make a day if it.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Tracilee L
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Taranaki most of my life and have always driven past here saying, "we must call in there". I'm so glad we did. You need several hours to get around it. Such interesting information. Some great places for photos too. The train...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 478MelissaB
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