Ancient Kauri swamp raw logs emerge after more than 45,000 years.
Ancient Kauri logs that have been buried in peat swamps in the north of New Zealand for more than 45,000 years. Ancient Kauri Kingdom - The Company carefully extracts the buried raw logs. This recovered wood is milled and then turned into beautiful wood products that can be purchased from our retail outlets.
Ancient Kauri logs found just beneath the surface in northern New Zealand
The giant Kauri logs are found just below the surface of the ground in Northland New Zealand.
High skill, equipment and time
Excavation of the logs is time-consuming, expensive and technically difficult, requiring skilled operators of heavy machinery. Working in wet conditions (the surface maybe dry but the water-table of swamp is high meaning that logs just below the surface are permanently lying in water), logs must be carefully bought to the surface.
We then use diggers to carefully excavate the soil around the log. View more extraction images.
Giant Ancient Kauri Staircase
A giant Ancient Kauri staircase is the centre piece for the Ancient Kauri Kingdom showroom and retail outlet at our shop and factory at Awanui in north New Zealand. Carved from a 50 tonne section of one giant swamp kauri log estimated to weigh 140 tonnes. This is the largest swamp kauri log ever known to have been extracted, and because of this it was never milled. [Read more]