Pioneer Village Kaikohe

Buildings include the Waimate North Courthouse built in 1862 which is the oldest courthouse in New Zealand, the Maioha Cottage built in 1875 and Utakura Hall and School built in 1891.

Collections include the Fergie Nielson collection of Maori artefacts; Bill Pratt collection of gum-digging equipment and the Purdy collection of blacksmith tools.

Machinery includes the only surviving Albion Cuthbertson Water Buffalo in New Zealand; one of only five in the world, a fully restored 1901 Burrell Steam Locomotive, a large collection of agricultural machinery and two fire engines.

Rides available on diesel train carriage, 1901 3/4 size replica Grout cycle car, 1936 Leyland fire engine and/or 1901 Burrell Steam Traction engine. Bookings essential and subject to driver availability.

Something for everybody!

Contact Details

1A Recreation Road, Kaikohe, 0405

09 401 0816

Visitor Information

1A Recreation Road, Kaikohe

Pioneer Trust Board and staff wish to advise members and visitors that the village will be closed to the public from the 23rd of March - 6th April. The safety of our community comes first. Stay safe and look after each other. For more information about Covid-19, follow this link covid-19

Guided Tours: Adult: $20.00, Gold Card: $15.00, Child: $5.00, Under 5: Free. Self-directed tour (limited access): Adult: $10.00, Gold Card: $9.00, Child: $5.00 Under 5: Free. Grounds only: Adult $5.00, Child $1.00, Under 5: Free.


Wheelchair access



Function space

Guided tour

Membership club


Other Facilities

Parking is on 1A Recreation Road. No off street parking.
Tea and Coffee.
Museum/ Tourist brochures.
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