School Holiday Fun

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Whangarei Fritter Festival

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World travelling "Anne Frank, let me be myself" exhibition opens its Summer season in the Whangarei Museum at Kiwi North, on the 1st October!

The holidays see the last 2 weeks of the beautiful "Puanga" exhibition, celebrating Matariki 2018 (Maori New Year).

All exhibitions are included in General Admission.

Observe the kiwi in their wonderful natural habitat where we turn day into night. Kiwi feeding 11am, 1 and 3pm daily makes for great viewing.

Tuatara encounter with Flash Monday, Wednesday and Friday after 11am kiwi feeding. Note this is always at the keeper's discretion as the animal's welfare always comes first. Find the 11 native gecko - this alone can keep the kids busy for hours!

Heritage Park rides Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays 10am to 2pm. Mini trains Wednesdays only 10.30 to 2pm.

Explore the heritage buildings including the original 1886 Clarke Homestead and the smallest wooden church in New Zealand, the a860 Oruaiti Chapel.

You can experience Kiwi North for an hour or all day - your ticket covers from 10am to 4pm and you can revisit any of the attractions as many times as you like.

Something for everyone in one very special place.

Dates & Times

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LocationKiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park, 500 State Highway 14, Maunu, Whangarei
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Cost $45.00 Family Pass
$20.00 Adult
$15.00 Adult Student
$15.00 Seniors
$5.00 Child at school
$35.00 Childrens concessison card - 10 visits for price of 7
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.