The Kauri Museum

The award winning Kauri Museum is famous for its storytelling, its hospitality and the legacy left behind by the ancient kauri trees which once covered northern New Zealand. The world's 1st Carbon-zero certified Museum, 90 mins north of Auckland.




The Kauri Museum recounts the history and the legacy of our ancient kauri forests, and the industries associated with the trees. In addition to preserving our past, the Museum plays a role in conserving the remaining trees, collaborating to “Save our Forests” by raising awareness of the spread of the Kauri Dieback disease, and promoting forest ecology.

Visitors to The Kauri Museum will experience
• Interactive, hands-on displays and life-like models
• The world’s largest kauri slab – measuring 22.5 metres in length
• Fossilised and swamp kauri, tens of thousands of years old
• A rare collection of polished kauri gum
• A working sawmill
• An exceptional gift store showcasing kauri timber, kauri gum and the crafts of the Kaipara region.

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Physical address

5 Church Road, Matakohe, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $25.00
(10 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Child (age 5-15) $8; Family (2 adults & children) $55; Senior Citizens $21; Students (with current ID) $21; Group Rates - please contact the museum 09 431 7417

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
1hr 10 minjutes to Whangarei
Proximity to town:
1 hr south of Whangarei, 90 minutes north of Auckland, 40 minutes to Dargaville

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Opening times

Business hours:
Open Daily 9am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day)
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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