Dargaville Museum Te Whare Taonga o Tunatahi

A large Maori, Maritime & Pioneer Museum situated in Te Pou Tu Te Rangi Harding Park overlooking Dargaville and Surrounds. A museum experience where you are immersed in the lives and culture of the people in the early days on the Kauri Coast.


$15.00 - $12.00


Dargaville Museum Te Whare Taonga o Tunatahi has magnificent views of Dargaville and the Northern Wairoa River. Shipping was the main mode of transport in the early pioneers day and the Museum tells the history of the river, the pioneers and local Maori.

The Maritime Hall tells the absorbing stories of the many shipwrecks from our wild West Coast. Exhibits range from the unique 16 meter Pre-European Maori Waka to the masts of Greenpeace ship: the ill fated Rainbow Warrior ship.

The Pioneer area tells life of the Dalmatian Gum-diggers, displayed with a large collection of Kauri Gum, while the Collections Hall collections hold the treasure of the many local and avid collectors including a renown Accordion Collection.

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Physical address

32 Mt Wesley Coast Road, Dargaville, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $15.00 - $12.00
Other charges:
Children under 5yrs: FREE; Children 5 to 16: $5.00

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
1 hour to Whangarei Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
5 mins
Proximity to town:
5 min drive from Dargaville township

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Opening times

Business hours:
Nov. to March 9am to 5pm April to October 9am to 4 pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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