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Kia ora and welcome to The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga, one of the Bay of Plenty’s oldest heritage sites. As a place of early contact between Maori and Pakeha, this historic site remains at the centre of Tauranga’s history and identity today...more
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This tour took us from the pier firstly to the Elms Mission House, which is a very interesting historic site where we were provided with a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide. Following this, we visited Mills Reef Winery where we were treated to some wine...More
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. He had actually know some of the owners of The Elms. It is an interesting piece of NZ history. I was fascinated by all of the books all over the house and in the library. If there was anything...More
Recently we visited the Elms Historic site while on a Celebrity Solstice cruise ship shore excursion. We had a well managed guided tour by a very knowledgeable tour guide, who gave us all the information and history of this site and the buildings on them....More
This fascinating building is on the site of the first Christian site in Tauranga, 1838, a time when the local Maoris were still knocking lumps off each other with stone axes and wooden sticks.
The little chapel is a very beautiful little building, well polished...More
When visiting Tauranga, be sure to allow at least 90 minutes to explore "The Elms", a beautifully preserved piece of New Zealand history.
Our lady guide was very knowledgeable, and took delight in going into the history of the missionaries in New Zealand and the...More
The elms is not only significant for Tauranga but one of the oldest building in New Zealand. The house and grounds are in beautiful condition and the house has most of its original contents. The little library that was built before the house was itself...More
Our tour party consisted of a couple of adults and a teenager. We were asked if we wanted a guided tour of the house and we strongly recommend taking it! Our guide, Esther, was enthusiastic and had lots of interesting details and an impressively extensive...More