Auckland Heritage Festival

Celebrating the Heritage of Silverdale Settlers

 Dates & Time:    10am -3pm  Saturday & Sunday

 29th & 30th September
 6th & 7th October
13th & 14th October     

Celebrating the Heritage of the early settlers in the Silverdale and Wainui area.
From the early days of Maori occupation through periods of bush felling, gum digging, forest clearing and farming to the entrepeneurs of the early 20th Century.

The Pioneer Village Time Trail gives you a fantastic insight into times gone by. From the Bushman’s Hut to the furnished Edwardian Homestead you can trace the history of our local settlers.

Our Games Room will have a variety of old fashion games for children to play and Devonshire Teas will be available in the Old Parsonage along with our Treats and Treasures Craft Shop.

Cash only. Remember we are in the pre-plastic era.

For more details contact us:

Tuesday September 18th
Coffee morning at the Pioneer Village
10.30 at the Parsonage.  Don’t forget to bring your items of historical interest to discuss over coffee

November 2                              8.30am                    Bus Trip to the Kauri Museum at Matakohe – $45 (includes Bus and Museum admission)


Meet at the Pioneer Village (15 Wainui Road) at 8.30. We will stop at Kaiwaka for Morning Tea (not included in price), then travel to Matakohe to the amazing Kauri Museum.  This huge museum provides a stimulating insight into the Kauri tree, its timber, its gum and what life was like for the pioneering early settlers.  When you have finished exploring the museum you will be free to explore the church and cemetery and to have lunch at the Gumdiggers Café (or bring your own), before the bus returns to Silverdale.