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Address: 15 Wainui Rd | Silverdale, Orewa, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 9-426 8272

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Wonderful quiet place

They always like to take our visitor,s to this local history retreat. It is very well tended and looked after by local people who give their time and care to keep it a local... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
North Shore,New Zealand
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North Shore,New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They always like to take our visitor,s to this local history retreat. It is very well tended and looked after by local people who give their time and care to keep it a local gem. Free entry ,but donation,s are very deserved and welcome.

Thank worldholidaying
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My friend and I took a tour of this village as a working bee was in progress. What a friendly bunch. The various buildings were very interesting and the craft offered in the little shop was wonderful. We only wish there was a cafe to have tea and scones, but with only volunteers these extras are difficult.

Thank Muriel53
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

We stopped off here whilst visiting friends in the area. This is a lovingly cared for collection of early colonial settlements which period interiors and small exhibitions about what life was like for early settlers. They have many original furnishings and items and there is lots of info to read. We particularly enjoyed the early 1900's kitchen and the bushman's... More 

1 Thank Eleanor B
Toowoomba, Australia
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Loved the grounds, the well laid out buildings and the friendly volunteers. The displays of 1850-1920 life were particularly outstanding.

1 Thank Ann K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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79 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

A pleasant wander through historical buildings and viewing aged artifacts, clothing, etc. Met a friend, we had a coffee catch up, neither of us were hungry, so left planned to chat more, then the rain "hit" so we "used" the convenience of the Village location and being open at the time.

Thank Michael P
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

There is such a wealth of history in this relatively small village that is well worth exploring. The photo/story displays are very accessible and interesting - not 'dry' at all. The houses display a variety of treasures from the past and lively stories to capture the imagination. AND - the staff I've met, all volunteers, are so welcoming and treasure... More 

1 Thank Estelle G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

So authentic, educational, fun hands on, good historical site. knowledgeable volunteers, very kid friendly.

1 Thank storkmother
Orewa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Silverdale Pioneer Village is run by volunteers, so the best time to go is on an "open day". Various "live" demonstrations are available. History of Silverdale and the surrounding area is fascinating.

2 Thank RoycroftFamily
Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Discovered this gem on a recent trip to Silverdale with a large group. The enthusiastic volunteers provided a ready source of information as we looked through the various buildings containing well displayed exhibits that revived many childhood memories. The small craft shop was soon depleted of its collection of jams with their old-time needleworked covers, plus other handicrafts, and we... More 

Thank Kaye W
Wauchope, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2010

Quiet Little Site In Quiet Village. SIlverdale Pioneer Village is a small place and prbably often overlooked by tourists. We were there on Sunday 15th Nov 2009 and we were the only ones there looking around. There are several old wooden buildings with displays and an old cowshed, and the gardens are just beautiful. It is north of Auckland.

1 Thank ToniBee

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