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Pompallier Mission, where Catholic missionaries translated religious texts into Maori, printed and bound them into beautiful books, was a saintly enclave in the most sinful site of the southern seas. In what is undoubtedly one of the best heritage...more
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We couldn't do a tour as the house was under repair so there was no entry. We thoroughly enjoyed the 10 minute video on the history of the printery and also the lovely gardens. While there you can enjoy light snacks at the cafe and...More
This was a bit of a surprise but a very interesting one. The two visitors with me were expecting just another historical building but they ended up really enjoying their visit.The building it self & garden are lovely even without the fascinating history behind them....More
David was our guide for the tour. His passion and knowledge kept us engaged and entertained for over an hour. We learned so much about printing, book binding, hide tanning and local history/culture. We honestly did not expect to enjoy this so much, but we...More
Pompallier, Manager at Pompallier Mission and Printery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018
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Guided tour only which was good as there were so many stories about this lovely old house. If you are even slightly interested in early Printing it would be heaven for you! Lovely views from the upstairs windows.
Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
The response depends on where you are coming from. If you are in Pahia there is a regular ferry service across the bay to Russell, and the Pompalier House, as stated above is only minute walk from the ferry wharf.