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Te Waimate Mission

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New Zealand’s second oldest building, Te Waimate Mission, preserves missionary, farming and architectural history, as well as stories of important early encounters between Māori and Europeans. The once-extensive mission station was established by...more
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344 Te Ahu Ahu Road, Waimate North 0472, New Zealand
+64 9-405 9734
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit for both the house and the church. The house has a number of interesting rooms The church is impressive and worth a visit and don't forget to visit the graveyard.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Having visited two other Missions in the BoI, we decided to have a look at the first farm in NZ at the Te Waimate Mission. It's a lovely mission and one you can explore by yourself. There's some wonderful period clothing on display throughout the...More

Thank kapitibeach
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Friendly lady at the desk who told us about the history and great information about this amazing property (2nd house built in NZ). There is a small fee for adults and it's worth it.

Thank MamooseNz
Reviewed 20 December 2017

This is a beautifully preserved second oldest building in NZ and where the Waitangi Treaty was signed by a second Maori group. It is not normally open on a Thursday but it was the day we went because a cruise ship was in port. We...More

Thank jeff f
Reviewed 8 December 2017

I didnt even get time to go inside the beautifully preserved mission house as I spent ages wandering around the whole complex. Surrounding the mission house itself are beautiful expansive garden grounds with huge old trees and beds of flower varieties genuine to the original...More

Thank sonicjett
Reviewed 30 November 2017

If you like old stuff, this is the place. The church is a must. Drop a couple of coins in the donation box. The mission house is amazing. Restored rooms, furniture, tools, and all of the trappings of life in the first European Farm in...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the Waimate Mission to see what is the second oldest building on NZ and where the Waitangi Treaty was signed by a second Maori group. The building has been well preserved and is surrounded by very peasant gardens. Nearby is the mission church...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The family wouldn't have missed this visit inside the well furnished period 1835 mission house. The neighbouring Church next door with its beautiful organ and stained glass windows is very impressive. leave a donation for both places to show appreciation. Spread the word so others...More

Thank kitten16
Reviewed 7 April 2017

A lovely historic building in the Georgian style. Much original furniture. Well presented by Heritage NZ and its staff. Heritage NZ has excellent shops with quirky stock selected and sold by HNZ whose buyer has stock all the shops with a mix to match the...More

Thank Wijehaba
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Just walking around the grounds you can imagine the feelings of these first missionaries. Far from home, unrest brewing among some of the Maori tribes, an uncertain future in what must have been a strange but promising land. Many mixed feelings. Now, the trees they...More

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