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. MORE
MOTAT is New Zealand’s largest transport, technology and social history museum. Spread across 40 acres, MOTAT will take you on an interactive journey to explore and discover the achievements that have helped shape New Zealand, from the 1800s to today. MORE
Marvel at the crystal clear water full of eels and trout, flowing directly from the earth at the sacred Fairy Spring. See your traditionally cooked hangi meal being lifted from the ground. During our cultural performance, you’ll learn about our past, carvings and ta moko (tattoo art). MORE
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Part of the fabric of Auckland since 1967, Stardome Observatory & Planetarium is one of the Auckland region’s most popular and best-loved attractions. A visit to Stardome is a unique and fun learning experience for all ages. MORE
Shantytown Heritage Park is set on 500 acres of native rainforest. The town and surrounding buildings consists of 30 shops and buildings to explore.
Children are well catered for at Shantytown with flying fox (zip wire) playground, treasure hunts to complete (available for Reuben Waite’s General Store) bush walks and of course The Beehive packed with delicious old fashioned lollies (including the famous Remarkables Sweet Shop range) MORE
The Royal Albatross Centre is located at Taiaroa Head on the tip of the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin. Owned and operated by the Otago Peninsula Trust, a charitable trust, whose purpose and objective is the protection and enhancement of the Otago Peninsula. Taiaroa Head itself, a nature reserve is managed by the Department of Conservation. MORE
The Buried Village with its award-winning museum, recreated pioneer cottage, Maori whare and excavated sites is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Rotorua. The scenic nature trail, which includes a walk to the stunning Wairere waterfall, and Vi’s Teahouse onsite are attractions in their own right.
The excavated village offers a first-hand insight into the chaos and mayhem that transpired on the night Mount Tarawera erupted. It is an authentic appreciation of the people of Te Wairoa, both Maori and European, on how they lived… and died. MORE
The whole family can be entertained while learning about science and technology with hands-on experiences. and shows . MORE
Check out the industrial side of steampunk in this darkened Gallery at Steampunk HQ! MORE