Gumdiggers Park

Gumdiggers Village - 100,000+ year old Giant Kauri Logs, unique Kauri Amber jewellery, Kauri crafts, discovery trail, authentic 100 year old Gumfield including equipment displays, gecko house, video hut, nature trail, picnic area, viewing platform.


A giant 100,000 year old Kauri tree has been exposed for viewing & is part of a vast forest buried beneath Gumdiggers Park. Information spots and an audio visual show describe the cataclysmic events which could have caused this destruction. Studies by international scientists on the kauri timber are described, depicting past and future global weather patterns.

The site includes an authentic preserved 100 year old gum field, recreated gum diggers village with huts made in the traditional way from jute sacks. Original equipment can be found along our discovery trail as well as a gecko house with rare Northland Geckos. Unique Kauri Wood, Kauri Gum and NZ Amber crafts are available along with other NZ themed gifts. All this and alot more.

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Physical address

Gumdiggers Park, 171 Heath Road, Waiharara, Awanui, Northland & Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Other charges:
Family 2 Adults & 2 or more Children $30.00
Further pricing information:
10% discount if Tourism NZ or PureNZ Website mentioned at time of entry

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Approx. 15 mins to Kaitaia Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
Approx. 20kms from Kaitaia
Proximity to town:
Approx. 20kms from Kaitaia. Approx. 30 min drive

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Opening times

Business hours:
'Summer 9am-5pm Winter 10am - 4pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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