National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand : Military History & Army War Museum

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If you’re looking for Waiouru attractions or places to visit in New Zealand, the National Army Museum in Waiouru is an excellent day out. Centrally located off State Highway 1, half way between Auckland and Wellington, the museum sits at the foot of Mt Ruapehu and is easy to get to.

Come and explore New Zealand’s military history and learn about our participation in conflicts worldwide. With an extensive military collection and excellent educational facilities for children, this is a must-see attraction if you’re traveling in the North Island and looking for interesting activities for your holiday.

Entryway Project 2017: Important Update 

30/05/17

Temporary Closure of Archives and Library: Due to major construction work the Kippenberger Military Archives and Research Library will be closed to the public for approximately eight weeks commencing 30/07/2017. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and encourage any research queries to be submitted through our online enquiry form. Throughout this period library and archives staff will remain available for visitor enquiries at the museum upon request at reception. 

For great Waiouru attractions you can’t beat the National Army Museum.