Tawhiti Museum

Contact Details

PO Box 121, Hawera

64-6-278 6837/ 0800 921 921



Visitor Information

401 Ohangai Road, Hawera

OPEN Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 10am - 4pm SUMMER SEASON Open every day from Boxing Day to the end of January WINTER SEASON June, July, August - Open Sundays only Groups By arrangement outside these hours.

Museum Adults $10 Children* $3 Bush railway Adults $5 Children* $2 Traders and Whalers Adults $10 Children* $5


Wheelchair access




Function space

Public programmes


Other Facilities

Bush Railway: The Tawhiti Bush Railway is a dramatic presentation of the logging railways that used to operate in Taranaki. With life size figures, buildings along the line and an interpretation centre set in a reconstructed sawmill at the end of the track, this 2'6" gauge railway is an additional attraction on the museum site.

Traders & Whalers: Created by Nigel Ogle, who also created the world class Tawhiti Museum. This project, with the assistance of the South Taranaki District Council, has been 5 years in the planning and building. A first for New Zealand, this amazing themed environment is a truly unique attraction.


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