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. 


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

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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


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

Come and

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 

When the Hovding Gallery opened in December 2011, another major step was made in the redevelopment of the New Zealand Natural Clothing site. Two of the old Norsewear boardrooms have been transformed into an easily accessible exhibition space.

With work by artists from around the Tararua and Hawkes Bay regions, the Hovding Gallery ensures that local fine art can be seen by all – and purchased to take home!

Entrance to the Hovding Gallery is through the New Zealand Natural Clothing store.

Offers a 9 hole course which is par 70 for 18 holes at 5281 metres. Open all year, club day Sunday.
located      Just off SH2 2km Nth Norsewood, Kopua Road.                open 24/7 Pat Harting 0272098974