Historically harvested for the construction of ships, the monumental Kauri trees of northern New Zealand are tall and straight with almost no lower branches to detract from the idyllically smooth structure.
They have a number of uses which almost caused their eradication and, through the history of these trees and their use, the history of the Northland itself can be measured.
This is precisely what the Matakohe Kauri Museum seeks to do, following the fascinating story of the pioneering settlers who journeyed here from Europe, through the theme of the Kauri.
You will learn more about the Kauri itself, its beautiful timber and the cultural changes that have taken place throughout these islands. With over 90,000 visitors a year, the Kauri Museum is the largest undercover attraction in the Northland, featuring life-like displays, working models and machinery.
Duration: at leisure
Price: £10 per person
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