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The Elms, one of the oldest heritage sites in New Zealand, is an essential stop for all visitors to Tauranga.

Kia ora and welcome to The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga, one of the oldest heritage sites in New Zealand.

As a place of early contact between Māori and Pākehā, this historic site remains at the centre of Tauranga’s history and identity today. Encompassing category one listed heritage buildings and nationally significant collections – all set within a diverse and tranquil garden setting – this one hectare property is a must-see destination for visitors to the region.

For generations The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga has been a place for community to gather and learn - this tradition continues today. We invite you to come and journey through the expansive grounds, and enjoy a guided tour of the historic house and library. As you do you will get a rare glimpse into the past of this now bustling city.

Please check the website for current opening hours.


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Business Hours:
We welcome visitors to The Elms all year around: Winter 11am-3pm Wed-Sun and Summer 10am-4pm, every day except Christmas Day


Contact: Rose
Phone: +64 7 577 9772
Email: [email protected]
Address: 15 Mission Street
City: Tauranga


On Mission Street

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