Matakohe Kauri Museum day tour from Auckland
Explore one of New Zealand's great museums, the Matakohe Kauri Museum, on our day trip from Auckland. Our route north takes us through the stunning scenery of the Dome Valley and then west out to the shores of the Kaipara Harbour. The museum is so much more than just the majestic Kauri, as it showcases the history of life in New Zealand in all aspects. We have lunch at the on-site cafe on arrival [at your own cost] before our guide gives a short introduction to the museum, after which you will have plenty of time to view this very extensive collection.
The award winning Kauri Museum tells the story of the kauri tree and the people who developed industries to harvest the rich resources of our ancient kauri forests. The unparalleled kauri timber and magnificent juvenile amber (kauri gum) built our nation. Experience the kauri story of the past, understand its present and be part of the kauri tree’s future.
Our visit to the largest undercover attraction in Northland with over 4500 sq meters of indoor exhibits will help keep this iconic destination alive for future generations. It is a community Museum governed by a Charitable Trust, the Otamatea Kauri and Pioneer Museum Board and is self-funded through admissions and shop revenue, and receives no local or central government funding.