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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
Te Whare Taonga o Tunatahi
32 Mt Wesley Coast Road
Harding Park - Pou Tu Te Rangi
PO Box 166
Dargaville, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9 439 7555


The Dargaville Museum Te Whare Taonga o Tunatahi is located in POU TU TE RANGI 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. Enjoy a packed lunch at the Picnic tables are also dotted around the park.

Dargaville Museum Te Whare Taong Tunatahi 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.

Pou tu Te Rangi 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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