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Oceania > New Zealand > North Island > Northland > Lower Northland
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The Kaipara District is in the Northland region of New Zealand. It includes the northern half of the Kaipara Harbour – the southern half of the harbour is in the Auckland Region.



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Get in

Get around


  • 1 Dargaville Museum, also known as Dargaville Maritime Museum, 32 Mount Wesley Coast Road, Dargaville. Every day except 25 Dec summer 9am-5pm, winter 9am-4pm. Adult $12, school child $2.
  • 2 Kaipara Vintage Machinery Museum, Harding Park, Dargaville (next to Dargaville Museum). W F Sa Su 10:30am-3:30pm.
  • 3 The Kauri Museum, 5 Church Rd, Matakohe. Every day except 25 Dec 9am-5pm. This large museum in a small village tells the story of the pioneering days through the use of kauri timber and kauri gum (fossilised resin). Adult $25, child (5-15 years) $8, senior or student $20.
  • Kai Iwi Lakes, north of Dargaville
  • West coast ocean beaches





Go next

  • Tane Mahuta, Waipoua Forest, State Highway 12 (65 km north of Dargaville). A giant kauri tree, the largest living kauri. A 200 metre walk from the car park.
  • Hokianga to the north (60 minutes drive from Dargaville)
    • Sand dunes – sandstone sculptures on top of dune opposite Opononi
    • Koutu Boulders – biggest concretions in the world
  • Whangarei
  • Wellsford and the rest of the Auckland Region to the south
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