You must visit the Kumara Box if you are visiting Dargaville. Taste our local Kumara and learn the story of how Kumara came to be here, how it is grown and distributed. Meet Ernie and Mavis, enjoy their wonderful hospitality in a fun, friendly family environment.
If you find yourself in Dargaville, you will likely enjoy the awesome Bayley's Beach, the kauri forest, the Dargaville Museum and the Kauri Museum. Find time to squeeze in one more little gem, The Kumara Box. Kumara, New Zealand sweet potatoes are an important crop to Dargaville. Here you will learn their history, some Maori folklore, and farming methods, get... 更多
Having been advised by folk in the know that Ernie was a 'local - hero' and worth a visit, we were fired up to go and see him. Our several phone calls were unanswered, our enquiry, in person, to the Tourist Information Office drew a blank, we were advised that the attraction might or might not be open and that... 更多
Beside the Kumara Box is a strip of fields that has been planted and filled with kitsch and includes 'NZ's smallest church'. It nly costs $2 pp to eneter (honesty box at the gate) and may be a pleasant break (possibly if you have a picnic) and children may find many of the kiwiana amusing. Probably not worth a special... 更多
We visited the Kumara Box, operated by Warren ("Ernie the Kumara King") and his wife May a couple of days ago. It's located around 10mins drive from Dargaville township. We were a party of 6 - a ten year old, her parents and 3 of her grandparents. We phoned ahead to enquire about a visit in the afternoon and arranged... 更多
Don't let the name fool you. Kumara is just a good ol' sweet potato in any other country. But this part of New Zealand grows a bunch of them, and this attraction is set up to show you how they do it in a most entertaining style. You can get some downright tasty vittles while you're at it, most of... 更多
This was a fun experience. The history of the Kumara, and the area is show cased very well by Ernie and his helpers. Some real country history and fun.
A wonder full display of kumara equipment etc with the history of kumara around the wall and Ernie telling a story or to .outside the smallest Church ,and lots more like the bottle tree weta house and tunnel
I have been to Ernie,s Kumara Box twice both times have been different first time was when the Kumaras where being planted and we saw the way it was done This week we learnt all about the family business and had a lunch of KUMARA SOUP & Kumara scones plus lots of other goodies Also visited the smallest Church in... 更多