Gumdiggers Park is an authentic Kauri gum digging site over 100 years old. Go back in time when Maori, European and Dalmatian people formed the gum digging culture and see the basis for one of the biggest industrial booms in New Zealand's history.
With an audio visual presentation and information spots along the way, you'll learn about the cataclysmic events which could have caused kauri forest destruction. Explore ancient buried Kauri forests where you can touch and feel logs that are over 100,000
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years old! See a gumdiggers’ village, equipment and recreated shelters.
The park also has a unique Northland gecko enclosure where our rare Northland green geckos can be viewed up close. Explore the eco trail, learn about unique flora and fauna, see some real NZ wildlife or relax in the picnic area.
GUMDIGGERS DISCOVERY TRAIL: Takes around 20 - 30 minutes and includes the Gumdiggers’ Village, The Gumstore, Hoggard Hut Info Display, Gumdigging
Equipment, Giant Gum ...