Join in for more Kauri fun at one of our upcoming events.


A Lazy Sunday Afternoon at Totara House

To celebrate their pilot open season of Totara House to daily visitors, The Kauri Museum is hosting a garden party on Sunday 2 April in the Totara House grounds.

The afternoon will run from 3-6:30pm, with CEO Lisa Tolich describing the event as “a laid back social picnic. It’s an opportunity for the community to mix and mingle, listen to local music and enjoy a catered barbeque/high tea.”

She says the open season has seen a steady stream of daily visitors pass through the doors of the gracious 1896 kauri villa, where they are initiated into its secrets and stories by a rostered team of staff and volunteers.

“We’ve assembled a great team of natural born storytellers, who have risen ably to the challenge of sharing our tales from Totara House.”

The open house tours will continue every day between 10am-2pm until 2 April, with tickets for the tour and for the garden party available from the Museum. Tickets for the party will also be sold on the day at the Totara House gate on Wharf Road, Matakohe.

Ticket prices are $7.50 for the tour and $10 for the party, with all proceeds going to the Totara House preservation fund.

Purchase Tickets: email [email protected] or call (09) 431-7417




kite making

DIY Kite Making Workshop

These school holidays why not come to The Kauri Museum and make your very own kite. Our team of keen kite makers have perfected the designs to ensure the kite you make, and fly on the day, will be awesome.

When: 10am-2pm Wednesday 19  April

10am-2pm Wednesday 26 April

Cost:  $15 per person

Where: The Kauri Museum, 5 Church Road, Matakohe.

Book your place: email [email protected]  or call (09) 431-7417

Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch.




School holidays at The Kauri Museum

Monday, 17 April 2017 – Sunday 30 April 2017

Come and enjoy school holiday fun this term break at The Kauri Museum! Activity packs are available for purchase from the front desk.