Kia ora koutou katoa - Welcome

Te Ahu Museum collects, cares for and keeps alive the precious histories and stories of our region
Te Hiku o Te Ika – The Far North.

What's On

Te Ahu Museum regularly hosts exhibitions and events. Find out what’s on.

Explore the Collection

Browse our collection online.

Welcome / Kia ora koutou katoa

Te Ahu Museum in Kaitaia hosts a remarkable collection that illuminates the stories and histories of the Far North District (Te Hiku o te Ika) of New Zealand.

Treasures among the pre-European Mãori collection include pounamu, early carvings and the 500 year-old skeletal remains of the extinct kuri (Polynesian dog). Other major themes are gum digging and the Dalmatians, kauri gum and timber, early shipwrecks and missionary pioneers.

The museum has a large archives collection – documents, journals, newspapers, maps and photographs from the extensive Northwood Collection. It is the proud home of the first European item left in New Zealand, the mighty de Surville anchor.

Services /

Services include research assistance, educational and group visits.

What’s On / Whakangahau

Te Ahu museum regularly hosts exhibitions and events.

Explore the Collection / Rapua

Browse the entire collection of artifacts online.

Open Monday to Friday

Winter: 10.30am to 4.30pm
Summer: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Museum entry is by donation.

Te Ahu Museum

cnr South Rd & Matthews Ave
Kaitaia 0410
New Zealand

Postal address:
30A South Road, Kaitaia 0410

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 09 408 9457

Museum Curator: Whina Te Whiu