Gumdiggers Park, Awanui

#25 of 91 in Parks in Northland Region
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Gumdiggers Park is an authentic Kauri Gum digging site over 100 years old.

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.

Fantastic Stairway to the Past, Giant Kauri Log display.

A Gumdiggers’ village, equipment & recreated shelters are on display as well as a Gecko house and much more.

Unique Kauri Timber and Kauri Copal (Kauri Gum) crafts are also sold onsite.
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  • This place is well worth a visit. Allow at least an hour to view the really informative video and wander the easy paths. There is very good interpretive signage along the way. We learnt a lot!  more »
  • Well worth a visit. John at the shop has an in depth knowledge. Found it very interesting, great exhibits on the tracks. Amber exhibits in shop are fascinating including one with a preserved fly.  more »
  • This place is great ! We stumbled across it and my partner and i think it is just amazing what the owners are doing to keep this historical site alive without any help from the government! The owner is so passionate and knowledgeable. Keep up the good work guys, all the best and good luck.
  • Really cool little walk. Interesting reads along the way about the history. The owner of the site was very helpful and shared some of his knowledge.

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