Māngungu Mission Station

Established on the shore of the spectacular Hokianga Harbour in 1828 as a Wesleyan Mission station. Don’t miss this inspirational spot at either the start or the end of your twin coast cycle trail

Don’t miss this inspirational spot – situated on a hillside with a stunning view over the Hokianga Harbour, it is the western terminus point for the cycle trail.
Established on the shore of the spectacular Hokianga Harbour in 1828 as a Wesleyan Mission station. It was built in 1838-1839 for the Reverend Nathaniel Turner.
Overlooking the harbour where the largest signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in the country took place here, with over 70 chiefs, before a crowd of up to 3,000 people on the 12th February 1840.
The first honey bees were introduced at Māngungu, providing a major contribution to the success of pastoral farming in New Zealand. Explore the Mission House and learn about the key events that happened here.

Just sitting on the balcony and looking out over the harbour is a joy in this very unspoilt part of NZ.

Please visit Heritage New Zealand’s website to check opening days, times and further information:

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