Guardians of the Kauri story, past, present and future.

Ngā kaitiaki ō ngā kauri kōrero ō nehera, ō wātu me te wāheke.


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Our free family festival will be held at the Kauri Museum on Saturday October 15 from 10am-5pm.

The Kauri Heritage Festival will celebrate 60 years since the Museum’s opening, and is a celebration of kauri, settlers, forests, the harbour and the Kaipara Community.

One day only: food stalls, special exhibitions, classic cars, raffles, games & activities, art & craft - and lots more!

This is the only day of the year when there is NO CHARGE to visit the Museum - don't miss it!

 The Remarkable Story of

The Greatest Tree in New Zealand 

The kauri tree, Agathis australis, is New Zealand’s largest and most famous native tree. Located midway between Auckland and the Bay of Islands in the warm north of the country, The Kauri Museum tells some of the stories of this amazing tree.

Far more than a museum of timber, the Museum has stories of the Māori of the north eastern Kaipara, of European pioneers, of foresters and sawmillers, gum diggers and farmers, and of business people, fishers and the families who have made this area their home.

Explore these pages for a taste of The Kauri Museum, and then make sure to visit. It's remarkable!

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