Waikawa Museum and Information Centre

The Museum is housed in a restored school building. We tell our District's stories from the early Whalers, gold-mining, fishing, saw-milling, stone quarrying to present day farming. We also have an interesting farm machinery display.

We are on the South Catlins Heritage Trail in the hamlet of Waikawa.  The Museum is set in garden surrounds with picnic areas and tables available for visitors.

North & South magazine recommends us as being a well set out museum and worth a visit. We have a strong display of historically relevant photographs and genealogy research available upon request.

Contact Details

Waikawa, RD1, Tokanui, Southland 9884

03 246 8464

waikawamuseum@farmside.co.nz

We are a volunteer run museum.

Visitor Information

604 Niagara-Waikawa Rd, Waikawa 9884

Daily 10am - 5pm

Gold coin donation

Facilities

Reference library

Parking

Guided tour

Other Facilities

Tourist brochures, Picnic area. We also do the bookings for accomodation in the Catlins and surrounding district.
-46.62354 169.1334 16 Waikawa Museum and Information Centre