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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The Elms | Te Papa Tauranga
15 Mission Street
We welcome visitors to The Elms all year around: Winter 11am-3pm and Summer 10am-4pm, every day except Christmas Day
The Elms is a short 10 minutes stroll from the Tauranga city centre, past the historic Monmouth Redoubt. From the Tauranga iSite Visitor Information Centre or Tauranga Library:- Head North on Willow Street for approx 400 metres (4 minutes).- Turn right onto Monmouth Street- Turn left onto Cliff Road, and walk approx 400m (4 minutes)- Turn left on to Mission Street and walk approx 100m (1 minute)- The Elms Mission Station will be on your right
Mon 11:00am to 3:00pm
Tue 11:00am to 3:00pm
Wed 11:00am to 3:00pm
Thu 11:00am to 3:00pm
Fri 11:00am to 3:00pm
Sat 11:00am to 3:00pm
Sun 11:00am to 3:00pm