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Review of The Kauri Museum

The Kauri Museum
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US$21.22*
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Story of New Zealand's oldest living resident...
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Matakohe
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Kauri Museum tells the story of the mighty kauri tree, its fascinating gum and pioneering past. The Kauri tree is the focal point and theme of this museum, showing the different stages of how this giant wonder fueled industries that sustained communities of the early settlers. The Museum has over 4,500 sq mtrs of undercover attraction, and is a 'Must See'! Visit our heritage Museum en route to the ancient kauri trees in the Waipoua Forest. Visitor Information Centre on site with main focus on the western route of the Twin Coast Discovery Highway and Northland. Disabled friendly, lots of free parking spaces available, accommodation and cafes nearby. Location: 5 Church Road, Matakohe, New Zealand 0593 Hours: Mon - Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Open every day except Christmas Day)
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Every visitor to Northland should visit this museum. It affords a complete history of the Kauri Timber and Kauri Gum industry of Northland.Visitors should allow abit two hours to explore and appreciate all that the museum has to offer. An excellent cafe/resaturant is opposite together with an historical chapel in the next door cemetery.

Thank bercoll
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Friends of ours living in NZ insisted we visit The Kauri Museum with them and we are so pleased that they did.
This is a quite exceptional display of all things "Kauri" featuring a wonderful selection of historic photographs, the ambitious recreation of a working sawmill and boarding house. Really too many wonderful displays to mention them all.
This isn't just for timber enthusiasts.This is a fascinating historical recreation of this regions not so distant past. The curators are to be congratulated. They have delivered a world class museum.

Thank crow4
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

One of the best museums anywhere. A wide variety of excellent displays, fascinating exhibits well presented and clearly marked.

Thank cobNelson
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

It was great to get some more information about these beautiful trees. My favourite bit was the depiction on the wall of the comparisons of Tane Mahuta and the biggest trees recorded, I'd been dying to know how big the biggest were. The Kauri gum was also beautiful.

Thank BB1993
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

This is a bit of a gem - somewhat off the beat and track it is however one of the best museums in NZ and has the awards to prove it. History comes alive in this place with 'working' exhibits and excellent storytelling. The detail, accuracy and overall wow factor is very much up there with the best. I particaularly liked the machinery exhibits (and there's lots of them) and my wife enjoyed the wonderful house/living exhibits as well as the Kauri gum sculptures.
This is a must if you are in this neck of the woods and sets you up perfectly for the journey up the west coast through the Kauri forests

Thank Ian B
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