Clendon House

Clendon House - Meet Hokianga's gutsiest woman. Step back in time and explore this historic home. Hear about Jane Clendon who worked hard to pay her debts, and keep her house in the family.


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Clendon House – Meet Hokianga’s gutsiest woman.

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Step back in time and explore the home of one of Northland’s most prominent historical figures – James Reddy Clendon, a trader, witness to the Treaty of Waitangi, Magistrate and New Zealand’s first US Consul.

Crammed with historic treasures belonging to the Clendon family, Clendon House is a heritage goldmine.

Hear stories about early life in the Hokianga – one of New Zealand’s oldest bicultural communities – including the moving story of how James Clendon’s young widow Jane worked hard to pay off a mountain of debt in order to keep Clendon House in the family, and indirectly play an important role in preserving this stunning piece of early New Zealand heritage.


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Physical address

Clendon House, Clendon Esplanade, Rawene, Hokianga, Northland, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Nov-Apr: Sat, Sun 10am-4pm; May-Oct: Sun 10am-4pm; Summer and Easter school holidays: Thurs-Mon, 10am-4pm; Winter school holidays: Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $9.00
Other charges:
Children free. Passport concession ticket available during summer.

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