Te Waimate Mission

Things to do

Te Waimate Mission House, built in 1832, is the only survivor of three mission houses founded in 1830 on behalf of the Church Missionary Society by the Reverend Samuel Marsden with the agreement of local Ngapuhi.

Walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin who arrived on the doorstep of Te Waimate in 1835 and was enchanted by the model English farm and Mission Station.

The great experiment, Te Waimate emerges as a place of agricultural adaptation and development as they attempted to import an entire food landscape from the other side of the globe.

Take in the serene rural environment of New Zealand’s first English farm as Te Waimate introduces you to stories of endeavour, perseverance, failure and conflict. Farming gives way to theology, but a military occupation and martial law consume it all with the outbreak of war in 1845.

How to Find Us
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344 Te Ahu Ahu Road
Waimate North
New Zealand

Opening Times

November - April: Daily 10am - 5pm; May - October: 10am - 4pm Saturday - Monday. Closed Christmas Day.