See and Do

Pompallier Mission and Printery

Five minutes’ walk from the wharf at Russell, distinctly French in style built in 1842 and set in award winning gardens, originally housed a printery where Church texts were translated to te reo Māori, then printed and bound.

Footprints Waipoua

Step into our world with local Maori guides for an unforgettable journey of storytelling, Maori song and interactive interpretation in the Waipoua Forest

Ranui Passenger and Cycle Transport

It is more than just a boat ride – the skippers tell you the most amazing stories and bring the Harbour to life!  The scenery is amazing!  And the trip becomes a memorable part of your time on the cycle trail!

Te Waimate Mission

New Zealand’s second oldest building, the Te Waimate Mission preserves missionary, farming and architectural history, as well as stories of important early encounters between Maori and Europeans. Through its history, the property has been host to Charles Darwin, was the location of the Second signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, and was occupied by hundreds of British soldiers during the Northern Land Wars.

Clendon House

Clendon House was once home to James Reddy Clendon, a ship owner and trader who was in the thick of the earliest Maori and Pakeha interactions. James was a witness to the New Zealand Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Waitangi, and was the first United States Consul. When he died, his wife Jane was left with little money and huge debts and you can follow her storey at Clendon house as she worked to save the house, pay off her debts and educate her children.

Puketi & Omahuta Forests

A treasure house for native plants and animals. See the magnificent kauri trees, watch birds and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Hokianga Harbour

Discover the tidal mangrove marshes in the Hokianga Harbour which cover thousands of acres and are a rich breeding ground for harbour and open sea fish.

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

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