In line with recent New Zealand Government announcements, Pompallier Mission and Printery is closed to the public until further notice to help protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19. For the latest information on COVID-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand visit the official government website.
May - November
10.00am - 4.00pm
December - January
10.00am - 5.00pm
Adult Guided Tour $15.00
Adult Garden Self-Guided $7.00
Coffee Croissant and Culture Tour $24.50
Under 18 years Free
* Surcharges may apply for special events
Visit this unique French foothold in the Bay of Islands and you'll see the mission's restored printing press in action. You’ll get an insight into the founding of the Catholic church in Aotearoa and the mana (prestige) Pompallier held in the community, with Māori and Pākehā alike. Finish your visit with French pastries and a promenade of the mission’s heritage-listed garden.
Pompallier Mission and Printery is idenitified as a Tohu Whenua heritage site. Tohu Whenua are the places that have shaped Aotearoa New Zealand. Located in stunning landscapes and rich with stories, they offer some of our best heritage experiences. See more on the Tohu Whenua website.
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Photo: Darryl Ward