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 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.
The Kauri Museum give a fascinating insight into what life was like for those involved in the kauri industries and the people from this area.
The Kauri Museum is a true masterpiece.

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) $21.00 Students (with current student I.D) $21.00



Function space

Guided tour

Membership club


Public programmes

Reference library



Wheelchair access

Other Facilities

The largest undercover attraction in Te Tai Tokerau Northland with approximately 4500sq metres of undercover displays.
Fantastic Museum shop, that stocks a wide range of kauri products unique to The Kauri Museum.
Information centre on site with supplies of museum brochures and tourist brochures.
Gumdiggers Cafe open daily from 10am to 3pm.
A range of country style accommodation options near by.

Guardians of the kauri story past, present and future.
-36.129456 174.18555 16 The Kauri Museum ­ Matakohe