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The Kumara Box

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Ernies Park rather than the Kumara Park

We discovered Ernies Park and the little Chapel as a result of a nearby geocache. What an awesome... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Learn about the kaipra kumara

Last year when our daughter and family visited from Kuala Lumpur we all went to the kumara Box and... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
John C
Dargaville, New Zealand
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503 Pouto Road, Dargaville 0371, New Zealand
+64 9-439 7018
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

We discovered Ernies Park and the little Chapel as a result of a nearby geocache. What an awesome park! Thoroughly enjoyed this unexpected discovery and can whole heartedly recommend

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Last year when our daughter and family visited from Kuala Lumpur we all went to the kumara Box and looked around at all the wonderful things Ernie has on show to do with the growing of kumara in the kaipara. My granddaughter who lives in...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This was a fun way to learn about Kumara's. See the fields and some fun things Ernie has made. Allow a couple of hours.

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Bookings Essential. kumarabox@xtra.co.nz Ph 09 439 7227. Oh and take cash as they don't have eftpos. My wife and I were on our way to lunch and just happened to pop in at the Kumara Box as one of Ernie's show's was about to start....More

2  Thank craigevil_morison
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We headed over to Dargaville after a small hick cup in making contact The Kumera Box was a fantastic little place First we were given a wonderful welcome with a cuppa Tea then we were given a great show and tell tour on the Marine...More

1  Thank Jsincl
Reviewed 20 February 2016

If you find yourself in Dargaville, you will likely enjoy the awesome Bayley's Beach, the kauri forest, the Dargaville Museum and the Kauri Museum. Find time to squeeze in one more little gem, The Kumara Box. Kumara, New Zealand sweet potatoes are an important crop...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Having been advised by folk in the know that Ernie was a 'local - hero' and worth a visit, we were fired up to go and see him. Our several phone calls were unanswered, our enquiry, in person, to the Tourist Information Office drew a...More

3  Thank Sudarg
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Beside the Kumara Box is a strip of fields that has been planted and filled with kitsch and includes 'NZ's smallest church'. It nly costs $2 pp to eneter (honesty box at the gate) and may be a pleasant break (possibly if you have a...More

Thank 405Sally
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We visited the Kumara Box, operated by Warren ("Ernie the Kumara King") and his wife May a couple of days ago. It's located around 10mins drive from Dargaville township. We were a party of 6 - a ten year old, her parents and 3 of...More

Thank Cabbagetree3
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Don't let the name fool you. Kumara is just a good ol' sweet potato in any other country. But this part of New Zealand grows a bunch of them, and this attraction is set up to show you how they do it in a most...More

2  Thank twintx
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