Kiwi North - Kiwi House and Whangarei Museum

See kiwi, geckos and tuatara in the Kiwi House. Kiwi North is a mix of living native natural history, natural and social history, with heritage buildings and the local museum, and is located on the western side of the city, at on 25 hectares with park and native bush in Maunu.

Visit the nocturnal Kiwi House & see the resident kiwi foraging for food as they would in the wild. Learn about Kiwi conservation, spot the native gecko and tuatara.

The Whangarei Museum is home to nationally significant Taonga (Maori treasure), early settler displays and changing exhibitions. In one of the exhibitions is a section on villa styles showing a picture of the double bay villa Chelsea House, taken a few years ago.

The Clarke Homestead, built in 1886 & lived in by the Clarke family until the 1980’s, is a museum in itself, displaying the family’s treasures through the generations.

Throughout the year they have Event Days where the Heritage Park comes to life.

Contact information

Phone: 09 4389630


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