Located in Awanui 30 mins from the holiday park, Ancient Kauri Kingdom is a multi-award winning business that has pioneered the commercial extraction, milling and manufacture of Ancient Kauri wood.
You can watch the carvers work through large glass windows in the showroom. A giant Ancient Kauri staircase is the centre piece in the showroom and shop. Made from the largest swamp kauri log ever known to have been extracted, radiocarbon dating confirmed that this tree had been preserved in the swamp for 45,000 – 50,000 years. Growth rings tell us it was 1087 years old before it fell.