Exterior of Hurworth Cottage across the lawn situation in native bush

Hurworth Cottage is open by appointment only under ORANGE in the traffic light system. If you are visiting us, you will need to wear a mask and follow our Covid-19 requirements.  Please stay home if you are unwell. For the latest on Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand visit the official government website.

Getting Here


906 Carrington Road
New Plymouth 4371

parking no-smoking toilet

+64 6 759 2006


Hurworth Cottage is less than 10km from central New Plymouth.

By public transport

Hurworth Cottage is not accessible via public transport due to its location.


The terrain in and around Hurworth Cottage is gentle with small rolling hills, and it is on the direct road between Tūpare and Pukeiti. The road is rural and pleasant but used by a wide range of vehicles.

By road

From central New Plymouth, head out of town on SH3, then turn right on to Coronation Ave (SH1). At the roundabout take the Brooklands Road exit to your left. Continue down Brooklands Road which becomes Carrington Street and then Carrington Road. Hurworth Cottage is 6km down the road on your right-hand side, just before Hurworth Road.


There is some parking on site, adjacent to the garden.  Please make sure you park clear of the driveway.


Hours and Entry

Opening Hours

Open by arrangement


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Adult Guided Tour $5.00

Under 18 years Free

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Hurworth Cottage is a small two-storey building built in the 1850s. Access to the building requires a small step on to the veranda. The upstairs mezzanine is only accessible via a steep staircase with a limited handrail. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access to Hurworth Cottage, however our visitor hosts can share the history of our site from the veranda.


Food and Drink

Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic with them to enjoy in our grounds. Please remember to take all food and waste with you. Our lawns are the perfect spot to setup a picnic rug. We also have one picnic table available and limited bench seating on the verandah.

This is a smoke and vape free site.

Venue Hire

Hurworth Cottage including the garden can be hired for small garden parties including weddings. Contact us for more information.

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Children and whānau

Both inside and out, there are things for kids to discover. Inside explore the small cottage. Can you find the graffiti? What’s your favourite piece?

Outside, there is plenty of room to stretch little legs. Speak to our friendly staff about activities for use in the garden.

Things to remember

We care for some important taonga (treasures) in our collection and our heritage buildings have lived a long life, so some rooms or items in the house may be off limits at times for conservation and maintenance.

Some rooms may be dimly lit depending on the weather and time of year.

Safe Space

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is proud to be part of the Safe Space Alliance, offering safe and inclusive spaces that welcome and support the LGBTQI+ community.

A safe space is a space where the LGBTQI+ community can freely express themselves without fear. It is a space that doesn’t tolerate violence, bullying, or hate speech towards the LGBTQI+ community.

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