Special deals and happenings
Clubs & Service Groups
Activities - lots to see, do and visit and enjoy
during your stay on the Kauri Coast
Stay more than 1 night - there is lots to see and do........... as some of the
tours operate "on demand"
It is essential to book - just phone us here at the Dargaville & Kauri
Coast Visitor Information Centre and we will do the organising for you.
09 439 4975 or email us
|Kumara or sweet potato
Exciting 1 hour show which
includes; exploring a kumara pit, see bulk kumara in storage, learn about
the past and present curing methods. See one of NZ's largest
greenstone carvings, watch a DVD of Ernie's kumara secrets and highlights of
the Kaipara, visit the weta cave, the 9 seater chapel and much more.............
The newly opened Searle Family Marine Collection can be viewed - $10 per
|Times to suit - book with the Visitor Information Centre,
Ph 09 439 4975 or email
Individual or group bookings
only $20 per person
tea or lunch can also be arranged.
we are happy to report that a tour is now
available again to the Pouto -Kaipara Lighthouse - Saturday or Sunday
only at this stage.
Tour departs Pouto - which is approx 1 hour 15 minutes drive south of
Dargaville - 67 ks with the last 20 ks being gravel road.
Poutu Lighthouse Tour
Trip from Pouto along the beach and up the sand dunes to the Kaipara
Lighthouse - approx 1 hour guided tour.
only $50 person - minimum
of $100 per tour
bookings essential - subject to tides and minimum number of guests
|Ph 09 439 4975
Woodturning tuition with Rick Taylor
yes - girls can wood turn just as well!
|Winter special rate on now $375 (normally rate $425)
Individual wood turning tuition
Wood turning tuition - one day or longer.
covered - start a new hobby or gain more knowledge from a master wood turner
- Rick Taylor
Rick has his own gallery/studio in Dargaville and offer tuition to adult
|Book at the Visitor Information Centre
Ph 09 439 4975 or
or contact Rick Taylor direct:
Ph 09 439 4975 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Horse Riding Warkworth
|1 hour north of Auckland plus 5 minutes from Warkworth.
Scenic Farm and Forest rides. Enjoy safe horse and pony rides for all ages.
Suit beginners to experienced riders. 1 hour, 2 hour or times to suit. Also
farm stay and riding holidays for students.
|Book at the Visitor Information Centre Dargaville
Ph 09 439 4975
Kaipara Vintage Machinery Club,
Harding Park, Dargaville
lots of old machinery - great place to spend a hour or two then visit the
Dargaville Museum which is adjacent
|bookings not required
|Situated at Harding Park overlooking the Dargaville
township. See the Rainbow Warrior masts, pre European Maori canoe,
collections hall, impressive kauri gum diggers exhibition hall with
operational gum washing plant. Relics from French warship L'Alcemene wrecked
1851 and other shipwrecks recovered from the coast. Vintage Machinery Club
Guided museum tours,
lunches morning and afternoon teas for groups provided. Groups need to book.
Ph 09 439 7555
The Kauri Museum, Matakohe
|Discover the mighty Kauri Tree, its timber and its gum, and
pioneering settlers in New Zealand. Outstanding displays, real exhibits,
original early photos and fascinating stories await you. Easy to spend 2
hours or more exploring the museum.
Accommodation and food close
|Pick up a discount voucher from the Visitor Info Centre,
Dargaville Rail Adventure
self driving golf carts - seating up to
2 1/2 hour tour ex Dargaville - covers 28 kilometers over the return
departure time 11am (other times by arrangement for groups)
$65 gold card holders
$40 children 5 - 14 years accompanied by an adult
Group rates available
bookings essential and the driver must have a valid driving license
|contact the Visitor Information Centre
Footprints Waipoua - Twilight Encounter
Join the maori guide on what Lonely Planet code green describes as an
experience of a lifetime
$95 per adult and $35
Departs from the Copthorne Hokianga at 6pm returning at approx 10pm
(during daylight savings) and 5pm back 9pm outside daylight savings
Information Centre Dargaville & Kauri Coast. Ph 09 439
Dargaville - Historic River Cruise on the "Daisy"
|90 minute cruise on the mighty Northern Wairoa
River - learn some of the history of the kauri timber milling days, the
sailing ships, the stories of the past.
Flat bottom, 12metres in length
and built only 5 years ago.
see "river" page for more photos
Get a group together - minimum number
of guests 6 - maximum 20.
Longer cruises available and can be designed to
suit your needs ie birthday party, anniversary, company function etc.
Times and dates to suit your requirements.
|$30 per person, Golden age $28 and
children $15 (group discounts available)
6 minimum and maximum of 20
Visitor Information Centre, Dargaville
Ph 64 + 9 439 4975
Explore NZ - beach, boat
|Based in Paihia, Bay of Islands.
Spend the day
on Urupukapuka Island.
Day trip from Paihia to Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach.
Dolphin Discoveries - the Ultimate Bay of Islands Experience.
On the Edge - Day Sail in the Bay
Bookings and more information available from the
Dargaville Visitor Information Centre, 09 439 4975
plan ahead and book your tour before your arrival in the Bay of Islands
and then you wont miss out on these special experiences.
Pick up a 10% discount voucher from the Dargaville Visitor Information
ph 09 439 4975