AUCKLAND: HIBISCUS COAST

28-Apr-17

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Parry Kauri Park and Museum

star rating of 4.5

by Chris Gaelic

32 Tudor Collins Drive, Walkworth, Auckland

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The Freedom Camping Trial is now finished, and you might not be able to stay at this location
The Council is presently reviewing their Freedom Camping Bylaw
The freedom campling locations at Snells Beach and Algies Bay are still available

Entrance to the museum and reception

Entrance to the museum and reception

Bushman's shanty outside the museum

Bushman's shanty outside the museum

Kauri log trolley

Kauri log trolley

Old time organs

Old time organs

Collection of early sewing machines

Collection of early sewing machines

Early telephone exchange

Early telephone exchange

Parking in front of a large Kauri tree

Parking in front of a large Kauri tree

 

The Parry Kauri Park and Museum is just south of Warkworth, and is well worth visiting for the forest environment as well as the museum. 

 

It is a lovely quiet and sheltered location, where self-contained motor caravanners can park overnight. We parked front of the huge Kauri Tree, and then took some time to look through the museum.

 

For those interested in early New Zealand history, this is a real treat, and well worth browsing for an hour or so. They have a magnificent collection of Kauri gum, as well as displays that show what life was like for the early pioneers 100 or more years ago.

 

Outside, you can also explore the forest walks and outside buildings. The entrance gate is locked overnight between 8 pm and 6.30 am the next morning, making it a safe and peaceful location for staying overnight. 

Kauri Gum collection

Kauri Gum collection

 

Kauri log trolley

Kauri log trolley

 

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