Arts trail

Although internationally renowned for its excellent exhibits and stories of the early pioneers, The Kauri Museum has, until recently, been overlooked for its art collection.

With the unveiling of local artist Dennise Brownlie’s mural depicting the bullock teams of the pioneering era in the sawmill, the Museum also launched its own Arts Trail within the museum. This enables visitors to enjoy the many art forms that are in the various halls of our Northland museum; including significant paintings by New Zealand artists John Holmwood, Garth Tapper and Turkington, to name a few.

The Kauri Museum features kauri sculptures, ranging from bowls and statues to a large tuatara and massive archway; woven pictures and marquetry; antique kauri furniture; lifelike mannequins; early photographic collections; exquisitely carved kauri gum; and in the Kauri Museum Shop, a wonderful range of New Zealand handmade crafts.