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Welcome to the Central Hawkes Bay Settlers Museum. Take a step into the everyday life of early settlers in Central Hawkes Bay. This area is rich in history, Waipawa being one of the oldest towns in New Zealand. The varied collections are displayed...more
A great place to stop and step back in time with the family. Really intimate, good displays and great staff with plenty of information to take in at your own pace. Although museums are not for everyone, this one is inexpensive to get a glimpse...More
We were at a loose end for something to do (we're in Havelock North) so decided to drive to Waipawa to see the museum. About a half hour drive for us. Definitely worth the trip. Nice and friendly - for us (in our late 60's...More
Attention: Visitors to Hawke's Bay:
Yes, there is Marine Parade and Bluff Hill Lookout in Napier. Yes, there are lovely restaurants and bistros and cafes in Napier, Ahuriri, Hastings, Havelock North at which to dine.
Yes, there is MTG, the National Aquarium, the beaches, the...More
For such a small town this museum is simply amazing, from a full size horse and cart to a skeleton on display. There are old phones that children can use to call each other from different areas. There are many artefacts on display. The only...More