Aigantighe Art Gallery

Rua Pick: Te Whare o Anupihi: 5 Dec 2008 – 1 March 2009. This selection of artworks is a tribute to the Waitaha nga hoanga tuhituhi (rock drawings and paintings) that adorn the limestone caves and shelters throughout the South Island of New Zealand.

Taranaki Pioneer Village

Taranaki Pioneer Village welcomes visitors every day of the year to its historic buildings set in park like surroundings. This outdoor museum, reflecting pioneer Taranaki, is on the main highway just south of Stratford and overlooks farmland with views of Mount Egmont/Taranaki.

Huia Settlers Museum

The Huia Settlers Museum is nestled between the forest of the Waitakere Ranges and the Manukau Harbour, in a lovely rural, seaside setting. It records the lives of the settlers in the area.

Shantytown’s new sawmill experience

Sawmilling was a major industry on the West Coast, particularly from the 1890s to the 1930s. Shantytown’sworking sawmill used to tell the industry’s story but changing technology and economics meant that by 2005 it was no longer viable to continue operating the mill. The mill closed and planning began for a new interactive experience.