Te Waimate Mission Station

Visit Te Waimate Mission House, just 20 minutes drive from Kerikeri, the site of New Zealand's first farm. Enjoy this beautiful Georgian house, and its spacious grounds - ideal for picnics.


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Te Waimate Mission – New Zealand’s first farm.
Enjoy the simple beauty of this Georgian building which was the heart of the Church Missionary Society’s model farm – the forerunner of modern agriculture in New Zealand. The only survivor of three similar buildings, the Mission House was where missionaries taught local Maori modern farming techniques with a view to converting them to Christianity. Te Waimate Mission is also famous for hosting a number of famous historical figures who visited, including scientists Charles Darwin and Thomas Henry Huxley, and for being the site of the second signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Enjoy Te Waimate Mission and its spacious grounds – ideal for picnics – only 20 minutes drive from Kerikeri.

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Physical address

Te Waimate Mission Station, Te Ahu Ahu Road, Waimate North, Northland, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Nov - April: Daily 10am - 5pm; May-Oct: Sat-Mon, 10am-4pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $10.00

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