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Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 10am - 4pm

Open every day from Boxing Day
to the end of January

June, July, August - Open Sundays only

By arrangement only.

Mr Badger's Cafe
Opens same days and hours as the museum.
Catering for large groups willingly arranged.

Tawhiti Bush Railway
The railway runs on the first Sunday of each month, Sundays during school holidays, and most public holidays, weather permitting.

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Contact Details

Phone: (06) 278-6837

Postal Address:
Nigel & Teresa Ogle
P.O. Box 121
New Zealand

Street Address:
401 Ohangai Road
New Zealand


Approaching Hawera from the North
Turn left into Ohangai Road on the Southern boundary of Normanby.
The Tawhiti Museum is 4 km from that S.H.3 intersection.

Approaching Hawera from the South
Turn right into Princes St. and continue into Tawhiti Road.
Turn right into Ohangai Road. The Tawhiti Museum is 4km
from the Princes St. and S.H.3 intersection.
New Plymouth is 50 minutes drive and
Wanganui 1hr from the Museum.



Adults $15
Children* $5

Traders and Whalers
Adults $15
Children* $5

Bush railway
Adults $6
Children* $3

* Children age 5 - 15 years

Traders and Whalers

  • Children under 14 years must be accompanined by a responsible adult.
  • Young children may find aspects of this attraction scary.
  • Guests must be ambulatory.
  • No photography of any sort is permitted in Traders & Whalers.
  • No flash photography is permitted in the museum

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