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

For a full list of planned activities and events for the year- check out our 2018 Events Calendar.

Of course, we have an action packed schedule planned for our younger visitors- check out the 2018 Family Events Calendar

Summer at Totara House

Totara House, a grand old kauri villa located in Matakohe, celebrates 122 years this year.  The house is full of quirks that tell the stories of the Smith family who lived between its kauri walls. From the row of rusty nails in the laundry which held the family-sized side of bacon, to the mantelpiece with numerous scratchings of signatures and comments, Totara House has a story for everyone. In recognition of this, The Kauri Museum has committed to regular open seasons where the house will throw open its doors and invite visitors and locals alike to celebrate holiday traditions that were important to the Smith Family.

This summer we are paying tribute to the many hours that were spent in the gardens.  The house will be open to the public for four weeks from 5 February 2018.  For a special treat, morning tea will be offered on Sundays 18 February and 4 March from 10.30 – 11.30am. There will be tables set up in the garden for extra enjoyment of the magnificent surroundings. Come, join us and help keep the spirit of Totara House alive, with all proceeds to the Totara House Preservation Fund.

When: Monday 5 February- Sunday 4 March 10am-2pm

Cost:  $10 per adult, $5 per child

Sunday Morning Teas are $15 per adult-bookings essential

Where: Totara House, Wharf Road, Matakohe

Queries: email  or call (09) 431-7417

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



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.