The Waikouaiti Coast Heritage Centre is a high quality regional museum and information centre that is part visitor attraction, part information provider, and part collector and conservator of local heritage items.

Are you related to Johnny Jones or other notable local forebears? Do you have a family connection with Waikouaiti and want to find out more? The Waikouaiti Heritage Centre offers a personalised genealogy research service.

Our genealogy service is in hot demand with people keen to find out about their forbear’s connection to the area.

The Heritage Centre is currently undergoing a major redevelopment project to erect a purpose-built exhibition centre at the rear of its Main Road site.

Winter hours from 1 June - 31 August, open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10.30 am – 2.30 pm (Closed Monday - Thursday)Summer hours from 1 September - 31 May, Wednesday & Thursday 2pm - 4pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)

Firewood FundraiserGet ready now for the 2019 winter!Mixed species Eucalypt (not Blue gum) @ $95.00 m3Old Man Pine $80.00 m3Seasoned Macrocarpa $95.00 m3(Pickup is cheaper by arrangement only – please ask)The prices shown above are for per tossed metre.Minimum 3m deliveryPayment Methods -We are not part of the “firewood cash economy”Direct Deposit, Cheque or Cash (Invoice/receipt always given)Phone 027 262 8137 for more information.Proceeds to the Waikouaiti Coast Heritage Centre Redevelopment Project.Waikouaiti Coast Heritage CentreCorner Main Road and Kildare StreetP O Box 49Waikouaiti 9541New Zealand