Explore our outstanding collections and exhibitions with a visit to The Kauri Museum. There are no end of kauri stories to discover and locals to meet.


There is so much to see and do!

The award winning Kauri Museum tells the story of the kauri tree, the people and the industries that harvested the rich resources of our ancient kauri forests.
Kauri timber and kauri gum (juvenile amber) fuelled the building of our nation.
Experience the kauri story of the past, understand its present and be part of the kauri tree’s future.

Find out what our visitors are saying...

"This is the most fantastic museum I have ever seen. It is huge, beautifully kept and immaculate displays. Now a little off the highway to Dargaville, it is well worth stopping to enjoy." - Sue Farley - November 2020

"We just want to thank you all for an amazing and wonderful time at the Kauri Museum. We truly loved the visit with our two boys. Thank you for your smiles, your warm welcome and education. Thelma's kauri gum polishing was simply fantastic. Our boys came home and polished their gum the next day. You have all done an amazing job, which made our visit much more interesting. We hope to be back soon. Thank you from Stuart, Helle, Jesse and Christian. July 2020"

"Great entertaining museum for kids as well as adults. This place is as well kept and full as any big budget city museum. Andy B. August 2020"

Thanks to everyone who has left comments on Trip Advisor, as The Kauri Museum has been awarded a Trip Advisor People's Choice Award for 2020.