not just a load of old bull dozers

Welcome to Caterpillar Experience!

Come and visit The New Zealand Caterpillar Experience, the world’s first  display of historical Caterpillar earthmoving equipment.

Open 364 days a year – a great all weather attraction for the whole family.

Not just a load of old bulldozers!

The Caterpillar Experience - World’s first Caterpillar earthmoving equipment display

Experience the drama and raw power of the Caterpillar® story. See how this innovative farming, agricultural, earthmoving, forestry and roading machinery helped shape New Zealand history. The Caterpillar Experience isn’t just a museum, it’s place where you can see big machines, tractors and classic trucks up close in recreated New Zealand native bush settings. Follow the story of the tough men and the brave women who pioneered the development of New Zealand, through storyboards and audio-visual presentations, featuring archival film footage.

There are over 30 impressive restored and refurbished Caterpillar® and other classic vintage vehicles in this private collection.  The New Zealand Caterpillar Experience is a unique historic destination for all ages and genders, groups, tours and educational visits. It is also the perfect location for your next event. Book the Caterpillar Experience for your private function or conference, and make the most of our excellent facilities in a setting that your guests will never forget!

For CAT clothing, merchandise, memorabilia, souvenirs, books and toys, make sure you visit our store. For your convenience we have Online retail shop, including used vintage tractor parts. 

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