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Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

Weekdays from 9am to 5pm. Weekends from 10am to 4pm.

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

This beautiful, multi-cultural place celebrates diversity. Discover Māori, Dutch and pioneering history, in an exquisite setting. Museums, a gallery, exhibitions, a library and heritage centre let visitors reflect on their own family roots.

This unique visitor hub has won top ‘excellence’ museum and architecture awards. Come and experience world-class, in a small heritage town. Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom is the centre-piece of Te Awahou Riverside Cultural Park. You can easily spend a day here - with plenty to explore, for young and old. Two Dutch-themed cafes have yummie food and great coffee on offer. Māori, Dutch and heritage displays combine in smart story-telling. Climb a windmill, talk to the master carver, hear the flax stripper machine roar. Explore stories that reflect the beauty of our diverse nation. Here, different strands of culture and language are woven together into one exceptional place. It’s a living, breathing celebration of culture, identity and diversity.
Free entry. Guided Tours are available for the Piriharakeke and Oranjehof museums - for which a gold coin donation would be appreciated.In the Cultural ParkDe Molen has free entry for the Deli. You can climb the windmill - and a gold coin donation would be appreciated.The Flax Stripper Museum is open around lunchtime - and a gold coin donation would be appreciated.On Sundays, the Horse Drawn Tram usually operates (Clydesdales) - and a gold coin donation would be appreciated.
In the middle of town. Less than a minute's drive from State Highway 1. Surrounded by lots of cute boutique shops, on Main Street.
Other important info
Plenty of free parking. Around the building and in Main Street


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