Saturday, 14 April 2012

A Visit To Matakohe Kauri Museum

Spend a Day At The Museum

One of the great things about NZ is the early history from the Maori People to the Early settlers. The Kauri Trees and gum played a very big part in the early days and so when I was offered a chance to return to the Kauri Museum I could not wait.
This museum is one place where you could easily spend a day. There is so much to look at and I will never say no to a return visit.

Yes put this on the must do list  for anybody travelling in the the North of the North Island New Zealand.Take a picnic or enjoy the cafes.

The Matakohe Museum 

Takes you into the History of The Kauri and the Gum diggers extensively and you can relive the story as you walk through and view Kauri, equipment, apparel, housing, machinery, replica  sawmills, photos and written history documents.You will be amazed by the beauty of the huge gum collection, furniture and boats made from Kauri. You will view the worlds largest Kauri Slab(22.5mtrs)You quickly realise how hard the lives of the early pioneers must have been.
The Museum also houses a life sized replica boarding house that you can walk through.
The Museum is large and you need to allow plenty of time so you don't miss anything.

Some museums are old and dusty and you walk around and just think oh yeah. Well I have to tell you this museum is the best I have seen. It engages you from the start. There is so much to see and visiting the Museum is a memorable and great way to enjoy a day with family and friends.

The Matakohe Museum is a approx. 1and 3/4 hr drive north from Auckland .Head North on the main Highway for approx 1 hr and 15mins and then turn off at the Brynderwyn SH-12 and travel towards Dargaville. Follow the signs.

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