School Holiday Activities with the Kiwi North Educator

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Whangarei Fritter Festival

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Something to keep the kids busy these holidays with some unique opportunities to do some very cool things.

8th to 26th January Out and about, meet you there - Tuesday and Thursdays.

Week 1, 8th to 12th Jan: - Monday—Bernina Fabric Craft - Tuesday—Explore Bream Head—Toyota Kiwi Guardians - Wednesday—Building Insect Hotels - Thursday—Explore Botanica—Kiwi Conservation Club - Friday—Lesson in the 1898 Riponui Pah School House

Week 2, 15th-19th Jan: - Monday—Poi, kakahu, weaving - Tuesday—Explore Dragonfly Springs - Wednesday—Design a predator trap - Thursday—Explore Tamaterau with - Friday—Archaeology

Week 3, 22nd-26th Jan: - Monday—Clay Critters - Tuesday—Explore Hatea River Archaeology with Heritage NZ - Wednesday—Geology - Thursday—Explore McLeods Bay - Whale Rescue Training - Friday—Pioneer NZ in the Homestead

5 – 14 years $5 per child. Must be accompanied by an adult (1 free adult).

Contact us for details. Bookings in advance please:
Email - or call 09-4389630 ext. 0.

Dates & Times

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More information

LocationKiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park, 500 State Highway 14, Maunu, Whangarei
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Cost $5.00 Children
RestrictionsAll Ages

Venue details

Address500 State Highway 14, Maunu
Phone(09) 438 9630
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About this Venue

Visit the nocturnal Kiwi House and see the resident kiwi foraging for food as they would in the wild. Learn about Kiwi conservation or see if you can spot one of our native geckos.

The Museum is home to nationally significant taonga (Maori treasure), early settler displays and changing exhibitions. The Clarke Homestead “Glorat” built in 1886 and lived in by the Clarke family until the 1980s is a museum in itself, displaying the family’s treasures through the generations.

Other heritage buildings on site include the first Women’s Jail, Jane Mander’s Study, Oruaiti Chapel (made from a single Kauri log and believed to be New Zealand’s smallest church) and Riponui Pah School House.

Set aside several hours, bring a picnic and take in the grounds of Heritage Park.

Home to regular “Live Days” where you will see the Park come to life! – The Heritage Park Clubs open their doors to the public revealing displays of vintage farm machinery, stationary engines, and vintage cars. Novelty rides include miniature and full-sized trains, bullocks, miniature ponies and vintage tractors. Food stalls, face painting and an eclectic mix of family fun activities provide that festive flavour.

Park over property for NZ Motor Caravan Association members.

Bush walks and waterfall.

You will find Gate 1, Kiwi North only 6.2 ks from the Hub, Town Basin, Whangarei.