Gumdiggers Park, Awanui

#27 of 94 in Parks in Northland Region
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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  • So pleased we went off the beaten track to visit this park. Understated but super interesting. A must do. This park is a valuable asset to the history of NZ run on a shoe string budget. These people d...  more »
  • We are so glad we stopped here! Highly recommended. The host is so friendly and knowledgeable. It's always a pleasure to meet people with passion for their subject (in that understated humble Kiwi way...  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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