Nestled in the picturesque west coast village of Matakohe, Northland, The Kauri Museum is one of New Zealand's most amazing theme museums. Thousands of visitors visit this internationally acclaimed Museum yearly.
As one of the best places to visit in Northland, The Kauri Museum is the perfect insight into Northland's pioneer past. Visit our heritage museum en route to the ancient kauri trees in the Waipoua Forest.
The award winning The Kauri Museum, Matakohe tells the fascinating story of the pioneering days through the use of kauri timber and kauri gum. Explore the many exceptional displays and galleries inside the museum, from our magnificent collection of antique kauri furniture and the largest collection of kauri gum in the world, to restored machinery, including NZ's earliest tractor, a 1929 Cat 60, and a turning steam sawmill. As one of Northland's best attractions, you will be able to view a two storey life-sized replica Boarding House, a Pioneer School and the historic Matakohe Post Office with a fantastic collection of telephones.