Kiwis and the Coast

Kiwis and the Coast is a tribute to New Zealanders’ love of the ocean – past, present and future

This gallery contains a typical 1950s beach bach and shop. There is also a superb collection of large ship models and a range of outboard motors including the Hamilton jet engine.  Find out about lighthouses, border protection, and also the progression to modern methods of navigation and fishing. You can also view the gold-medal winning eight-man skiff from the Munich Olympics as well as the successful trans-Atlantic row boat used by Rob Hamill and the late Phil Stubbs. The trans-Tasman rowboat rowed by Colin Quincey is also on display.