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From small beginnings the Museum has been developed into 6 exhibition halls. The gumdiggers camp in the park grounds is our newest attraction. We also run feature displays which change throughout the years – details of these can be found here

Contact Details

Dargaville Museum
Harding Park (PO Box 166)
Dargaville, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 439 7555
Fax: +64 9 439 7133

+64 9 439 7555



The Dargaville Museum is located in HARDING PARK overlooking the Dargaville township with magnificent views of and the historic Northern Wairoa River and  Toka Toka and Maungaraho. 

As well as the outstanding views, enjoy a bush walk and take in the historic PO TU TE RANGI PA site And enjoy a packed luch at the Picnic tables are also dotted around the park.

Dargaville Museum also offers secure CAMPERVAN SITES (non-power) with waste facilities and water. $15.00 a night or $12.00 for NZMC members. 

Attached to the Museum complex are the NORTHERN WAIROA GENEALOGY SOCIETY rooms which are open by appointment.

Harding Park is also home to the KAIPARA VINTAGE MACHINERY CLUB Museum which is open Wednesday and Saturday. Look out for their "Crank up Day" held every Spring and Autumn. For enquiries phone 09 439 5495.

Dargaville is a 2.5-hour drive north of Auckland on the Twin Coast Discovery Highway en route to Kai Iwi Lakes and the majestic Waipoua Forest.

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