The Kauri Museum ­ Matakohe

The Kauri Museum is located approximately 90 minutes drive north of Auckland, in the rural backdrop of Matakohe. With truly stunning collections The Kauri Museum offers something that is like no other, and will amaze all with galleries of lifelike scenes of pioneering life. With over 4500 sq metres of undercover exhibits The Kauri Museum is the largest undercover attraction in Northland, with the theme and focal point of the mighty Kauri in mind. Displays which include the largest collection of Kauri Gum in the world, a fully furnished 1900s kauri house occupied with dressed models, the largest collection of Kauri furniture in the world, a huge 22 metre long Kauri slab and a magnificent collection of original photographs and pioneering memorabilia.
The Kauri Museum give a fascinating insight into what life was like for our early pioneering settlers and shows through the galleries the demise of the mighty Kauri Tree, through the development of pioneering life.
The Kauri Museum is a true masterpiece of Real New Zealand Heritage.

Contact Details

5 Church Road, R.D.1., Matakohe 0593, Northland

64 9 431 7417

Visitor Information

The Kauri Museum is located in Church Rd, Matakohe 90 minutes north of Auckland

9.00am - 5.00pm 7 Days a week (Closed Christmas Day)

Admission Charges Adults $25.00 Child (age 5 – 15) $ 8.00 Family (2 Adults & children $55.00 Seniors (65 years and older) $20.00 Students (with current student I.D) $20.00


Wheelchair access


Reference library



Function space

Guided tour

Public programmes

Membership club


Other Facilities

The largest undercover attraction in Northland with approximately 4500sq metres.
Fantastic Museum shop, that stocks the best selection of Kauri products in New Zealand.
Information centre on site with supplies of museum brochures and tourist brochures.
Two cafes within 100 metres and many country style accommodation options near by.

-36.129456 174.18555 16 The Kauri Museum ­ Matakohe