“Past the town of Helensville and through those lands whose boundaries lie close by, there writhes a river, the Kaipara, yellow and grey and edged with olive green. This waterway was the path by which people, Polynesian first and then European, found their early way to begin our history.”

Colleen Sheffield, Men Came Voyaging

Nau mai, haere mai ki te Wharetaonga o Te Awaroa. Welcome to Te Awaroa’s (Helensville’s) museum.

A unique look into the history of the Southern Kaipara, Te Awaroa Museum invites visitors to learn about the multi-cultural past of the region. First Māori settlers and then European were lured by the Kaipara River. Come and find out why.

Open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm – other times by arrangement