Gumdiggers Park, Awanui

4.3
#27 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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  • I was surprised at how interesting this simple family run site is! The owners have a real passion for the preservation of the history and stories of the gumdiggers as you wander around the park boasti...  more »
  • Loved every minute that we were there. The host was absolutely amazing... he has gone above and beyond to create an authentic experience. Thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to know the early histo...  more »
  • This is a park where you wander around, read the plaques, and get a 'feel' what it would have been like more than 100 years ago during the gum digging era. There are some demonstration old huts, and a...  more »
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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.
  • Good place if you going up towards cape.
  • If you want history and heritage go visit here very helpful owner willing to discuss and suggest other places to visit to
  • Very interesting to know the work of gumdiggers. Pleasant walk. We stay 2h. However price too high.

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