The info center was originally an old Butchers Shop. Now it is part of the Norsewood Museum
located Coronation Street, Upper Norsewood. open 7 Days
email phone 06 3740991
A fishing boat gifted to Norsewood by the Norwegian Government on the 100th Anniversary of Norsewood's founding.
located Coronation Street, Upper Norsewood.
NORSEWOOD PIONEER COTTAGE MUSEUM
Displays the Scandinavian heritage of the district, furnished in a colonial Scandinavian style with original artifacts. The old Ormondville jail, which was in use between 1894 and 1930, is also on site and can be entered!
located 11 Coronation Street, Norsewood behind Memorial Hall. open Mon-Sun, 9am-4pm
Admission $2, Children under 12 free must be accompanied by an Adult. Bus party rates are available on request
Features a replica Norwegian log cottage (museum) & the first & only Stave Church (Stavkirke) in the Southern Hemisphere. Johanna's World is also the home to Norsewood's Trolls.
located Coronation Street, Upper Norsewood phone 027 3828041
Wander around Norsewood following clues on the map seeing historic sites.
Visit the Norsewood Info Center for details
NORSEWOOD STEPPING OUT
Four walks around Norsewood from 5-15 minutes. Great for a short break while traveling.
Visit the Norsewood Info Centre for details
Phil Grant & Julie Hedley own the original Norsewear store site, operating for 50 years and have been "Sticking to the knitting" since 2007. Knitwear specialists and Soxsperts selling New Zealand made fine Merino, Possum Merino, Sheeps wool and Alpaca garments of all weights.
NZ made brands Koru, Possumdown, MKM originals, Native World New Zealand Clothing are supported by Norsewear and Swanndri, our two Kiwi Icons. Factory specials and seconds blended with luxury layers and displays of local history, attract over 40,000 visitors to this store annually.
Events such as Norway Day, Indoor markets and Socktober drive shoppers to our little village.
located 75-79 Hodving Street, Norsewood South open 9am-5pm 7 days
phone 06 3740897 email
feed the Eels
Wop Wops Wetlands Park in Lower Norsewood is a great example of natural area protection, revitalisation and education with the wetland improvements project repairing the areas around a natural spring and native riparian planting. By cleaning up and enhancing the wetland area the habitat of native species, including the long-fin eel (tuna) whose numbers are declining, has become an improved environment.
The protected habitat is vital for eels as they live for about 100 years in the same place, before migrating to the Pacific Ridge to breed and die. The wetland is open for the general public, where they can feed the eels. While also learning about the sites historical significance and the value of protecting and conserving the wetlands for future generations.
Located 75-79 Hodving Street, Norsewood South phone 06 3740897
Jeff Bryan is a master carver comfortable working with both traditional and contemporary designs, drawing influence from Maori and Celtic techniques and imagery. In additional to his work in the Hovding Gallery, Jeff is also takes on commission work. Jeff joined the Hovding Gallery and New Zealand Natural Clothing team in 2012 after he was commissioned to create the unique multi-directional Totara sign which sits proudly outside our Norsewood South site.
Cell 0278920734 Shop 06 3740897