Trip Features

Time to Spend – 2-3 Hours

Open Hours – 10am - 4pm

One of New Zealand’s best kept secrets. Tawhiti Museum features thousands of life-sized models showcasing the history and pioneering stories of the Taranaki region. Created by Nigel Ogle, his attention to detail has built what is widely acclaimed the best private museum in the country. Today the museum features a wide range of attractions including the Lock, Stock & Barrel Retail Shop, Mr Badgers Café, Tawhiti Bush Railway, Farm Power Hall and the new Traders and Whalers. What started out as a hobby this large complex is truly something not to miss out when visiting Taranaki.

401 Ohangai Road, Hawera, Taranaki, NZ