Welcome to Our Website

Welcome to the New Zealand Timber Museum, showcasing the history of the Timber Industry in the South Waikato. We are on State Highway 1, 3 kms south of Putaruru. The South Waikato District's connection with the Forest Industry dates back to the turn of last century.

Opening hours

We are open from 10am to 4pm every day except Mondays and Fridays

Please look for our sign. Guided tours for groups are available on weekdays by prior arrangement.
Please call in advance.
Phone +[64] 07  883 7621  Cell +[64] 029 2904035. 
We can arrange a number of guides to suit the tour. Please indicate the expected numbers in your group.

Current Books & DVDs Available For Sale:

The GMC Truck and Its Use in The Logging Industry of New Zealand by Trevor Coker. $15
Men of Pluck - A centennial history of the Taupo Totara Timber Company by Ken Cudby. $15

DVD: Putaruru Sawmill Centenary - TTT, PTY & Carter Holt Harvey. $20

Email timbermuseum@xtra.co.nz to place your order