Gumdiggers Park, Awanui

#28 of 91 in Parks in Northland Region
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Gumdiggers Park is an authentic Kauri Gum digging site over 100 years old.

40,000 to 150,000 year old Buried Kauri Forests have been exposed by the gum diggers. Information spots and an audio visual presentation describe the cataclysmic events which could have caused their destruction.

Fantastic Stairway to the Past, Giant Kauri Log display.

A Gumdiggers’ village, equipment & recreated shelters are on display as well as a Gecko house and much more.

Unique Kauri Timber and Kauri Copal (Kauri Gum) crafts are also sold onsite.
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  • We visited here because it was a place we had not seen. The man on the counter was awesome. While the park seems run down it is not. This is just the nature of the bush. Our first stop was the...  more »
  • This is a good park to see the history of the gum diggers and some information about the kauri trees. The park is a series of dirt paths through the forest where the diggers looked for the gum...  more »
  • This place is great ! We stumbled across it and my partner and i think it is just amazing what the owners are doing to keep this historical site alive without any help from the government! The owner is so passionate and knowledgeable. Keep up the good work guys, all the best and good luck.
  • Really cool little walk. Interesting reads along the way about the history. The owner of the site was very helpful and shared some of his knowledge.
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