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Gumdiggers Park is an authentic Kauri Gum digging site over 100 years old.

Maori, European & Dalmatian people formed this now forgotten gum digging culture and provided the basis for one of the biggest industrial booms in New Zealand's history.

 

40,000 to 150,000 year old Buried Kauri Forests have been exposed by the gum diggers. Information spots and an audio visual presentation describe the cataclysmic events which could have caused their destruction. Experience our new Stairway to the Past

 

A Gumdiggers’ village, equipment & recreated shelters are on display as well as a Gecko house and much more.

Unique Kauri Timber and Kauri Copal (Kauri Gum) crafts are     also sold onsite. 

 

 

 

 

 

25km (and just 20 minutes)

North of Kaitaia on the main

 Route to Cape Reinga

 Summer : 9am - 5pm,

 Winter : 9am to 4pm

 Open 7 days

 (Closed Christmas Day)

One of the 2 " Must See" Attractions in Northland  

                Look North Mag

 "A National Treasure"

            Kumar Family (Auckland) 

Truly an amazing place.     Thank you.  M.Swindles, Ohio

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 Last modified: 02/01/14 Our Displays The Story... Kauri Trees Gum or Amber? Ancient Disasters What's New