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.
A 5 night luxury all e-bike bicycle tour rich in history, culture, scenery, quirky towns, fascinating locals, boutique accommodation, gastronomical delights, and enchanting Northland experiences. Cycling the Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail but going much further East and West to take in some of Northland’s finest destinations.
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.