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Museums

Waipu Museum New Zealand’s best small museum. Experience the powerful story of one of the great migrations in New Zealand’s history. Discover how victims of the notorious Highland clearances overcame injustice and hardship to rebuild their lives in this remote corner of the world.

Waipu Museum - New Zealand’s best small museum
Waipu Museum - New Zealand’s best small museum

The Kauri Museum is New Zealand’s best kept secret that has an element of surprise. The first carboNZero certified museum in the world, The Kauri Museum tells the story of the mighty Kauri tree, its fascinating gum and its pioneering past.

Kiwi North - Whangarei Museum & Heritage Trust Live Kiwi, Gecko, Morepork Owl, Heritage Buildings, Taonga (treasures) Maori, Early Settlers, Bush Walks and Changing Museum Exhibitions.

Claphams Clock Museum
Claphams Clock Museum

Claphams National Clock Museum is a unique visitor attraction presenting the largest collection of clocks in the southern hemisphere. Discover exquisite and rare clocks with a fascinating guided tour.

Dargaville Museum Exhibits range from the unique 16 metre pre-European Maori canoe to the masts of the bombed Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior. Our pioneer history includes a fascinating insight into the life of the Dalmatian Gumdigger, while the collections hall satisfy the avid collector with displays from birds eggs to boomerangs.

The Whaling Museum at Mangonui Trace the history of Mangonui as a whaling port at this privately-owned museum. You will also be visiting the site of a Maori pa, which was occupied when the first American whale ship visited in 1792. Harpoons from hand held to present day, objects from whalebone and tooth ivory, and a variety of scrimshaw work are on display.

Pete's Pioneer & Transport Museum The Museum exhibits transportation and collectables, themed around New Zealand's history and heritage from pre-European times. Plus, Pete's Place boasts a 50's themed diner that serves up some of the best burgers and shakes in town.

The Packard & Pioneer Museum, Maungatapere - Reportedly New Zealand’s largest private collection, closed to the general public for years and now being opened by a small group of dedicated volunteers, the Packard and Pioneer Museum, has been until now Northland’s best kept secret. This charitable trust encompasses a vast collection of vintage cars, including 52 Packards, 65 restored classic motorbikes, fire-engines, military vehicles, horse drawn vehicles and literally tons more!

The Packard & Pioneer Museum
The Packard & Pioneer Museum