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Paekakariki Station Museum

The museum presents artefacts relating to the history of Paekakariki and its surrounding area. Items on display relate to both Maori and European settlement, the history of rail in the area and the encampment of thousands of US Marines near McKays Crossing during World War II.

Maori artefacts include stone adzes, paua and bone fish hooks, anchor stones and a significant carving of a tauihu – war canoe prow.

The Trust has restored the historic south end signal box, back on to the platform and hopes to provide landscaping of the Station and surrounding area.

Kakariki Bookshop

Irving Lipshaw & Michael O’Leary

Come and visit New Zealand’s only Bookshop in a working Railway Station. Kakariki Books specialises in old and rare books along with collections on spirituality, alternative health, travel and New Zealand.

There’s a vast collection available and Irving and Michael both have a passion and knowledge of books that is hard to be surpassed

Collection Type
Historic Site, History, Military, Natural History, Taonga Maori, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address iconThe Secretary Paekakariki Station Museum P.O. Box 57 Paekakariki
Web address iconhttp://stationmuseum.co.nz
Email address iconstationmaster@stationmuseum.co.nz
Staff iconSpecial Visits Contact - Carol Reihana (04) 905 8275
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Visitor Information
Physical address iconPaekakariki Railway Station Building, Tilley Road, Paekakariki., New Zealand
Hours of operation iconSaturday, Sunday and Public Holidays between the hours of 11:00am and 3:00pm. Special visits can be arranged by contacting Carol Reihana (04) 905 8275
Charges iconFree admission but donations are greatly appreciated

Wheelchair accessCafeParkingShopToilets
Morning & Afternoon teas can be arranged for special occasions.