Waipu Scottish Heritage

Waipu is a Northland Town with a strong Scottish heritage

  • parade-drumsWaipu Museum The best small museum in New Zealand – Discover Waipu’s rich heritage and Scottish/Nova Scotian origins.
  • Waipu Heritage Trail Established in 2002, this trail will take you back to the early Scottish settlement of Waipu, visiting landmarks and buildings marked by distinctive limestone pillars.
  • Waipu Cemetery – Hamon Rd, off Cove Rd, a beautiful spot to view the river, explore the old graves, or swim.
  • Waipu Caledonian Society Information about the annual Highland Games held in Waipu over the New Year period. Features the traditions, heritage and culture of the Scottish and Nova Scotian settlers in New Zealand
  • Waipu in Tartan – annual tartan week celebrations in July
  • Waipu Highland Band – we have our own band
  • Scottish Country Dancing – most Monday evenings in the Hall
  • Scottish Highland Dancing Classes and competitions are regularly held

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