Guided Tour of Elms historic Mission House and Gardens

The Elms / Te Papa Tauranga is one of New Zealand’s oldest heritage sites, located in Tauranga on the North Island’s East Coast.  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. And this tradition continues today. 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.