Te Ahu is a multi-functional community facility in Kaitaia which houses
this area's Library, Museum
@ Te Ahu, i-SITE, and FNDC customer services. The complex also houses
a Café, a main Hall, Little Theatre, Art Space and Cinema. The
atrium features Pou representative of local iwi (muriwhenua), godwits
suspended overhead and fish of Maui beneath your feet.
Butler Point, has a diversity of interests for visitors. A restored
1840s Homestead, A Garden of Significance, magnificent pohutukawas and
surrounding grounds include a Pa site. The Whaling Museum includes a
fully equipped kauri whaleboat. Here is an opportunity to enter into
a forgotten history.
Located 12km. north of Awanui, Gumdiggers Park is an authentic Kauri
Gum digging site over 100 years old.
Heritage Trail of Mangonui -
Te Ara Tuku Iho o nga Tupuna Matua o Mangonui
Beginning and ending at the historic Mangonui Courthouse, the Mangonui
Heritage Trail provides a glimpse of the great wealth of Māori
and European history associated with this area. Sites are indicated
by Heritage Trail markers. Some of these provide information at the
site itself, others have a number which will refer you to details in
the trail brochure.
The Trail is three kilometres in length and accessible by foot or vehicle.
The average time that it takes to walk the Trail is one and a half hours.
Walkers are advised to take the St. Andrew's Walkway (from Beach Road
oposite the Police Station) to access sites and enjoy the spectacular
views from above Mangonui. Please be aware that Mary Hassett Street,
Tasman Street and Thomas Street are very steep.
Corner of Mathews Avenue and South Road (SH1) Kaitaia
Phone: 09 408 9454 | Email: email@example.com
Curator: Whina Te Whiu
The museum and archives of the Far North region are administered under
the guidance of the Far North Regional Museum Trust and staffed by a
full time curator/manager and administrative assistant - ably assisted
by an enthusiastic team of volunteers.