List Attractions for:   The Kauri Coast   


The west coast's long stretches of beaches, sparkling harbours and magnificent kauri forests offer a stunning backdrop to any west coast experience. There are some fantastic walking and climbing tracks to follow, including the Waipoua Forest, the Waiotemarama Loop track, Arai Te Aru, Maungaraho Rock and Tokatoka Peak.


The Kauri Coast is a fantastic place for exploration and adventure and one of Northland’s best attractions. Be sure not to miss Matakohe’s Kauri Museum, the largest kauri tree in New Zealand, Tane Mahuta 'God of the Forest', the nature sanctuary of Trounson Kauri Park and the crystal-clear Kai Iwi Lakes. Also be sure to explore New Zealand's longest driveable beach (100km) Ripiro Beach, the Kaipara Harbour, the longest coastline in the Southern Hemisphere, and the majestic Pouto Peninsula.




Dargaville Museum

* Unique display of all things nautical. * Learn the story of the Rainbow Warrior bombing in Auckland Harbour. * Maori artefacts - including the largest pre-European canoe exhibition in New Zealand. * Collectors Hall with working model railway and village. * Genealogy department. * Impressive Kauri Gumdigger exhibition with operational gum-washing plant. * Pioneer exhibits - see how early settlers lived and worked as they struggled to develop the land. * Relics from the French warship L'Alcmene (wrecked 1851) and other shipwrecks recovered from the coast. * Beautifully restored Aratapu Library building featuring the musical history of the area with over 200 piano accordions.
Pene McKenzie

Harding Park, Dargaville, Kauri Coast
Ph: 09 439 7555   Fax: 09 439 7133

Kaipara Vintage Machinery Club

The Kaipara Vintage Machinery Club was founded in 2001 by a group of Gentlemen with an interest in preserving all types of vintage machinery that was once used in the Kaipara area, whether it was used in Timber, Gum and pastoral development of the land.
Ann Lupton, Secretary    Ph: 09 439 4614  Send an email to Ann Lupton

Harding Park, Dargaville, Kauri Coast
Send an email to Kaipara Vintage Machinery Club Ph: 09 439 4614  

 Ph: 09 423 8181
Send an email to Albertland Heritage Centre

Albertland Heritage Centre

Local history and heritage centre

15 Port Albert Rd, Wellsford, Rodney

Peter Marsh, Mr., Manager Mob: 0274 979 290