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The Elms, Tauranga

(4.7/5 based on 75 reviews on the web)
Step into the past with a visit to The Elms, Tauranga's historic former Mission Station, founded in 1835. Set in beautiful historic gardens (open to the public every day, all year round) the Mission House, completed in 1847, is New Zealand's finest late Georgian home and has this country's oldest free standing library.
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  • I arrived 10 minutes before closing so didn't get to see in the house but had a quick walk (free) around the beautiful gardens. Well maintained and a sense of history due to the size of the trees whic...  more »
  • Our GPS failed two running to find The Elms so we decided to write the directions down - no problem, there it was with plenty of parking out the front (not sure if this woudl be so during height of th...  more »
  • Very interesting visit. Guides lead us through the mission telling us about the mission and the Maori people who came there. Still some original buildings on the site. Our guide happened to be an ance...  more »
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  • Great place for a wedding. It's convenient because it's in the city but it's quiet. Lovely grounds.
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