Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty Sights

Elms Mission House

  • 15 Mission St. Map It
  • Tauranga

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

Built in 1847, this was the first Christian missionary station in the Bay of Plenty. The lovely late-Georgian house, named for the 50 elms that grew on the property, was home to descendants of pioneer missionaries until the mid-1990s. You can explore the lush grounds, but the real appeal lies in the main house, the small wooden chapel, and the collection of furniture, crockery, and other period items.

Sight Information


15 Mission St., Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, 3110, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • $5 (tour of library and house), free (gardens)
  • House Wed. and weekends and public holidays 2–4; grounds daily 9–5.

Published 10/27/2015


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