Open daily 9am - 5pm

Closed Christmas day.

5 Church Road
New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 431 7417
Email: [email protected]

Admission Prices:

  • Adult $25
  • Child (5-15 years) $8
  • Under 5 years FREE
  • Family Pass $55 (2 Adults 2 Children)
  • Senior/Student $21
    Group discounts are available for groups of 8 or more.
  • Adults/Seniors/Students $15.50 ea (groups)
  • Children $6.00 ea (groups)
  • N/A for Families - See Family Pass

These make great gifts and are perfect if you want to visit the Museum more often.

  • Adult Annual Pass $27.50
  • Child Annual Pass $9
  • Family Annual Pass $60 (2 Adults 2 Children)
  • Senior/Student Annual Pass $23

Guided Tours

Private tours of the museum and behind the scenes special tours are available for an additional cost. Please CONTACT US to find out more.

The Museum also opens for private evening functions.

PRIVATE TOURS of our Historic Villa - Totara House are available by appointment only. The cost per head is $10.


When booking your tickets, please feel welcome to inform the Museum of your requirements.

Our staff will assist you with mobility access. Please advise our staff if you require elevator assistance within the Museum. All our bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.


The Museum has loan wheelchairs available for guest use.


The Kauri Museum is a sensory experience and touch is welcomed. Please take the time to run your hands along the different wood textures. You are welcome to climb in a Kauri bath or sit on the carved love seat. Enjoy the smells, including the sticky sweet gum in our treasure trove or the sawdust in the working mill.


The Kauri Museum in Matakohe, Northland, New Zealand is a 2 hour drive north of Auckland, or a 1 hour drive from Whangarei. Take the turn off at the Brynderwyn hills (State Highway 1) onto State Highway 12 (towards Dargaville). We are 20 minutes up the road from the turn off. The Museum is on the Ancient Kauri Trail to the Waipoua Kauri Forest and on the Twin Coast Discovery Highway.

Helipad transfers on request.


There is ample free parking for cars, camper vans and buses.
Please use our designated accessible car parks located at the front of the Museum if you have accessibility requirements.

EV Charging Points

The Kauri Museum has two charging points outside the main building. These are J-1772 and Type 2 plugs. For more details visit this link. https://www.plugshare.com/location/140388

Public Transport

Intercity run a bus service between Auckland and the Bay of Islands that will stop on request at the Brynderwyn Hills at the intersection of SH1 and SH12.

The Kauri Museum is happy to arrange a collection service for 4 passengers or less from the Brynderwyn Intersection Monday-Friday. Please CONTACT US for more information on costs.