Time & Location
14 Oct 2018, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Kauri Museum, 5 Church Rd, Matakohe 0593, New Zealand
About The Event
Don’t miss out on SASS’s final out-of-Auckland trip before exam season!
We promise a day jam-packed with natural New Zealand, cultural discovery, and picturesque roads! One central theme of this trip is that you will become acquainted with the kauri – one of the largest and longest-living trees in the world, and a species native to New Zealand.
In the morning, we will visit the Kauri Museum in Northland, where you will discover the amazingly varied ways kauri was used in furniture-making, construction, shipping, varnishing, and as gum. This one-of-a-kind museum features unique and valuable kauri-crafted objects and a range of moving exhibits.
We will spend about two hours there. Then, in the afternoon, you will come face to face with real kauri – the world’s most impressive kauri, in fact. Towering at over 50 metres in height and aged around 2000 years, Tane Mahuta is the very largest surviving kauri tree. It is known as the “king of the forest” and is nestled among other magnificent kauri, some up to an estimated 4000 years old.
After visiting Tane Mahuta and other kauri, we will spend the remainder of the afternoon on the shores of the stunning Kai Iwi Lakes (weather permitting). We will stop briefly for dinner in Wellsford on our way back to Auckland. Excluding dinner, the price of this event is $60.
Ticket (SASS Member)