The Bushman’s Centre established in 1991 moved to Pukekura 1993. It was set up by Peter Salter and his son Trevor Salter to show visitors to the region how the local people used the forests. It depicts the fur trapping days when people caught possums for their furs.
We have three live possums resident in the museum for you to see and feed. Although possums are nocturnal our possums have learnt to be awake during the day if there are people about because visitors bring food!
We have a 20 minute DVD screening on the deer industry showing amazing footage of the hunting and capture of deer which culminated in the multimillion dollar dear farming industry that is seen throughout NZ today.
Also featuring in the museum are live eels,  displays on the sphagnum moss and timber industries.

Our resident Wild Pig, Tuku, has recently passed away 2010 

Admittance $4

Group tours to be arranged in advance by contacting us.