Visitor information Pānui Manuhiri

Temporary closure

Pompallier Mission is CLOSED to visitors from Tuesday 18th April  for approximately one month (weather-dependent) while essential plaster repairs and painting are carried out. 

Our French Coffee House and Gift Shop remain OPEN to visitors 10am - 4pm. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

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Guided tour including printery and garden

Adults: $10 adults
Tertiary students: $7
Accompanied school-age children, Heritage New Zealand members free.

Coffee, Croissant and Culture tour combo (Summer only): $19.50 per person

Access to the printery is by guided tour only to help preserve this precious building.

Please understand that surcharges may apply at times of special events.

Guided heritage tours

Come and touch the past in New Zealand’s only surviving pioneer printery and tannery, our eye-opening, hands-on displays and tours bring this fascinating 'first mission' story to life.

  • Learn how to bind a book
  • Discover how to tan leather.

Guided tours includes the printery and heritage garden.

Daily guided tour times: 10am 11am 12pm 1pm* 2pm 3pm 4pm* (* run summer hours only, no 1pm tour during November).

Fun inthe tannery

Group tours

Guided tours for groups are available by arrangement, and customised to your requirements. We would be delighted to work with you to develop a programme suited to the ages and interests of your group.

For Trade and Community Group tours, contact to make a booking.

For School Groups, contact to discuss your requirements and arrange a convenient time.

Gift shop

Shop at our gift shop for a special reminder of your visit.


Wheelchair access

The Visitor Centre and gardens are accessible for wheelchairs.  Sorry, there is no wheelchair access to the Printery.

Disabled parking is available at our Visitor Centre.


A visitor toilet is located in our Visitor Centre.