Paparoa Village

Kaipara, Northland, New Zealand


19.02.2018 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


21.02.2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


28.02.2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


05.03.2018 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


07.03.2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


14.03.2018 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


19.03.2018 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


21.03.2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Historic Buildings Of Paparoa

Self Guided Tour of Village

Kauri Bushmens Memorial Walk

10 minutes return
ACCESS:  6 km from Paparoa on SH 12, turn right into Sterling Road.  1.7km down Sterling Road, the walk is signposted on the left by a small parking bay.
The track is even with a slight gradient.  It performs a loop through the forest. At the entrance to the track is a log hauler, used to transport logs carried by teams of bullocks on primitive bush roads.
The reserve was purchased in 1954 as a memorial to the pre-First World War kauri bushmen.  Although the industry is remembered as one of destruction and flagrant demolition of a majestic species of tree (the kauri), it was also a time of high human endeavour.  Bushmen living in harsh conditions and in rugged country developed kinship and camaraderie, not to mention an affection for their environment (despite it’s plunder).
Observe forested ridges as you pass through an area of former kauri forest.  There will often be a solitary large tree still occupying the ridge, left by the bushmen for the continuation of the species.
The dense stand of kauri on the hilltop has a regenerating understory of kohekohe, red matipo  and a carpet of hound’s tongue fern.

Lion's Walkway Extension - Village Green, Pa Site, & Pahi Road Loop

The walkway, starts beside SH12 in the Paparoa township with an easy first stage across private land to the foot of the Pa site (20 minutes).
From here the walk crosses a second bridge entering the main bush aera. The track climbs with a moderate grade up to the Pa site (another 20 minutes).
There is a loop track , or you can venture further to the boardwalk through the mangroves onto Pahi Road (15 minutes) and return along Pahi Road before joining Paparoa Valley Road back to the car park (30 minutes).

For full details and Map view download the walkway pamphlet.

Matakohe Kauri Museum

Head West from Paparoa Village approx. 5kms and turn left
Phone: 09 4316969

Pahi - Historic Site And Famous Fig Tree

Follow Pahi Road 7kms to jetty, beach and camp site

The Landing

Opposite the Paparoa Store on SH12
Historic Kauri Logging Site

The White Rock Gallery

Local artists have banded together and opened THE WHITE ROCK GALLERY to present to the public a wide variety of creative mediums from painting, sculpture and jewellery, though to quilting and other fabric based crafts. High standards have been set from the outset and items on display will be exhibited for a maximum of six weeks to ensure a continuing interest in the gallery. All works are for sale and the creators are happy to accept suitable private commissions. If you are looking for a quality gift or a permanent memento of your stay in the Kaipara, then don’t miss a visit to the White Rock! Staffed by member artists and ‘friends of the gallery’ this facility is conveniently located at the eastern end of Paparoa village on state highway 12 in the library building where there is also ample parking, just look for the signs. Open hours are 10am through to 4pm seven days a week except for Christmas day and the morning of Anzac day (April 25th).
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