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Kauri Coast information pod

 

Planing your holiday?
Look no further than Northland's KAURI COAST

Escape the ordinary
Naturally Historic - Unspoiled - Rugged


 

 

Bring the kids to play in their very own 'ancient backyard' 

 

REAL NEW ZEALAND HERITAGE AT ITS BEST

Nestled in the picturesque west coast village of Matakohe, Northland, The Kauri Museum is one of New Zealand’s most amazing theme museums. Approximately 90,000 people visit our internationally acclaimed Northland heritage museum every year. Open 9.00am to 5.00pm daily (closed Christmas Day).
 

 


Footprints Waipoua

Tane Mahuta ('Lord of the Forest')

 

'Step into our World'

and let our local guides take you on a memorable journey through nature's stages of evolution, whilst providing a mythological and interactive interpretation of life in the forest.
The spiritual environment of the Waipoua Forest provides a natural stage for an unforgettable Footprints Waipoua encounter with some of the largest remaining kauri trees in the world.


Naturally Historic - Unspoiled - Rugged

 

Tokatoka peak

 

Natural Adventure

The Kauri Coast & Hokianga are abundant in history and natural beauty. Discover the first place Maori set foot in Aotearoa and the world’s largest kauri trees. Drive for miles on the beach, swim at freshwater lakes & see kiwi in the wild. 

 

 


 

kauri coast top 10 holiday park

Kauri Coast TOP 10 Holiday Park is set on two idylic hectares of peaceful parkland, surrounded by native bush with river boundaries on three sides.  This is a perfect base from which to to enjoy Northland's spectacular Kauri forests.

We are just 5km away from Trounson Kauri Park and 25kms to the Waipoua forest, home of the legendary Tane Mahuta - giant of the forest.

Kauri Coast TOP 10 is ideal  as a weekend get-away,  a stop off point on your tour of Northland, or as a relaxing holiday destination.  The drive from north from Auckland takes 2.5 hours and the town of Dargaville is only a 25 minute drive.


On your way to the to the Waipoua Forest a MUST Stop and see is Nelsons Kauri Gallery
 

Kauri gallery in Dargaville
 

Nelson's Kaihu Kauri gallery situated at Kaihu 30 kms North of Dargaville, on State Highway 12.

The 750 square metre octagonal gallery is supported by a 30-ton Ancient Kauri log centrepiece. Nelson's Kaihu Kauri Gallery features:

A large range of wood art
Pottery
Hand-blown glass
Greenstone
Paua
Handmade soaps
Local paintings
And a wide range of New Zealand-made gifts and souvenirs.