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

Totara House

Christmas at Totara House

Monday 4 December- Sunday 17 December

For the Smith Family of Totara House, Christmas meant decorating the house with fresh flowers from the garden and the most advantageous placement of a mountain of Christmas cards.  In a nod to that tradition but incorporating a modern twist, the Friends of The Kauri Museum, assisted by pupils from Matakohe, Paparoa, Ruawai and Tinopai Schools, have been crafting traditional and non-traditional Christmas decorations.  The walls and halls of Totara House will be decked with these for a short period in December.  Come and join us for this special occasion and help us keep the spirit of Totara House alive with all proceeds to the Totara House Preservation Fund.

When: Monday 4 December- Sunday 17 December 10am-2pm

Special Late night opening Friday 8 December 5pm-8pm

Cost:  $8 per person, free for children under 16 years

Where: Totara House, Wharf Road, Matakohe

Queries: email  or call (09) 431-7417

Tickets available from The Kauri Museum or Totara House (cash only).



Christmas Late Night

Late Night Christmas Shopping

Join The Kauri Museum in spreading Christmas cheer at our annual late night shopping event!

  • Heritage Christmas decorations on display in the Sterling Wing
  • Complimentary Gift Wrapping
  • Helpful hints and tips from our friendly staff
  • Christmas sweet treats to get you in the spirit
  • Special 10% discount across all items on the night

When: 5:30pm-8:30pm Tuesday 28th November

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

Contact: email  or call (09) 431-7417





Next School holidays at The Kauri Museum

Monday, 18 December 2017- Friday 2nd February 2018

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