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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 kauriinfo@xtra.co.nz

 

Number 1

Kumara Show

Dargaville

 

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 person

 

 

Times to suit - book with the Visitor Information Centre, Dargaville

Ph 09 439 4975 or email

kauriinfo@xtra.co.nz

Individual or group bookings

only $20 per person

morning/afternoon tea or lunch can also be arranged.

 

   
Number 2    -   we are happy to report that a tour is now available again to the Pouto -Kaipara Lighthouse  -  but bookings essential.  Tour departs near Pouto Point - 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  kauriinfo@xtra.co.nz

 

Number 3

Woodturning tuition with Rick Taylor

Dargaville

 

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.

all levels 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 students.

Book at the Visitor Information Centre

Ph 09 439 4975 or kauriinfo@xtra.co.nz

or contact Rick Taylor direct:

Ph 09 439 4975 or kauri4u@xtra.co.nz

www.thewoodturnersstudio.co.nz

 

Number 4

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.

Bookings required

 

Book at the Visitor Information Centre Dargaville    Ph 09 439 4975

email:   kauriinfo@xtra.co.nz

 

 

Number 5

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

 

Number 6

Dargaville Museum

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 adjacent.

Guided museum tours, lunches morning and afternoon teas for groups provided. Groups need to book.

Harding Park Dargaville

Ph 09 439 7555

 

Number 7

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 by.

Pick up a discount voucher from the Visitor Info Centre, Dargaville

 

 

 

Dargaville Rail Adventure

 

 

 

self driving golf carts - seating up to 4 adults

2 1/2 hour tour ex Dargaville - covers 28 kilometers over the return journey

 departure time 11am (other times by arrangement for groups)

$65 gold card holders

$80 adult

$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

09 439 4975

email kauriinfo@xtra.co.nz

Number 8

Footprints Waipoua - Twilight Encounter

Join the maori guide on what Lonely Planet code green describes as an experience of a lifetime

Booking essential.

$95 per adult and $35 child.

Departs from the Copthorne Hokianga at 6pm returning at approx 10pm (during daylight savings) and 5pm back 9pm outside daylight savings

email  kauriinfo@xtra.co.nz

Visitor Information Centre Dargaville & Kauri Coast.     Ph 09 439 4975

 

Number 9

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 passengers.

 contact Visitor Information Centre, Dargaville

kauriinfo@xtra.co.nz

Ph 64 + 9   439 4975

 

number 10

Explore NZ - beach, boat tours 

 

 

 

 

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

email: kauriinfo@xtra.co.nz

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 Centre.

email: kauriinfo@xtra.co.nz

ph 09 439 4975

 

 

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