Pricing and Conditions

Adult $15.00
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Free for Members of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

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Hurworth Cottage was the first homestead of Taranaki pioneer Harry Atkinson who held many civic positions until he became Premier of New Zealand, a position he held four times. The cottage was donated to Heritage New Zealand in 1967 and was restored to its original size and appearance. It has an attractive garden in a rural setting and contains period furniture and family mementos. Hurworth is typical of early settler's dwellings in its simplicity – rectangular in shape, clad in vertical board and batten with a pitched roof and French doors opening onto a four-sided veranda. Graffiti from the New Zealand Wars was uncovered during restoration which continues to fascinate visitors today.

Opening times

Business hours:
Open for tours and garden hire by prior arrangement only. Call +64 4 494 8048 to make a booking.
Months of operation:
All months of the year


906 Carrington Road, New Plymouth, New Zealand.

decisions Proximity to town:
15 minutes drive from central New Plymouth.

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