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Open every day 9am-5pm.


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

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

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.

Celebrating everything to do with kauri and the people of northern New Zealand/Aotearoa, 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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