Gumdiggers Park, Awanui

4.3
#26 of 79 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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  • The who right scream errors has rated language bad this privately maintained park because in a friends sense not understood. This is operated without public medium of a family park with seiner150000 years old history for anyone who's naturist and nz interested.
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  • At only $12.50 a person this is a great and affordable attraction. It was really informative in understanding the areas past and how kauri were used. Really authentic experience and something I would ...  more »
  • Large Kauri forest was buried here by volcanic eruptions over 100,000 years ago, and amber production areas are still in production today. Very interesting to learn about gum-diggers. I had not previo...  more »
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  • We where recommended to come here by 2 lots of people and it was a great experience. The guy that owns the place spent time explaining things and made sure that we knew what to look out for. Lots to see and loved the wildlife around the park. Got my best photo of a Gheko. Easy five stars and would go back anytime
  • Fantastic piece of NZ history. Definately recommend. Walk quietly and if you are lucky you might see a fern bird as we did. Beautiful Amber and Copal necklaces available crafted by John. Ask John about the families connection to the site.
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  • Amazing to learn about the 100,000+ years old ancient buried Kauri forest and NZ's gumdigging history.
  • Really enjoyable. Nice walk and interesting exhibits.

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