Visitor information Pānui Manuhiri

Opening hours (at Alert Level 2) 

Wednesday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm, reopening from 15 September with self-guided garden tours.  

The Printery/tannery building reopens for limited numbers of tours from 22 September.

French Coffee House 10.00am - 3.30pm.

Entry, tours and the cafe are subject to Level 2 conditions regarding mask-wearing, group sizes and distancing.

Pompallier Mission


Guided tour including printery and garden (from 22 September)

Adults: $15
Garden-only visit: $7
Accompanied school-age children, Heritage New Zealand members free.

Coffee, Croissant and Culture tour combo (Summer only): $24.50 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 tour, Pompallier

Guided heritage tours (from 22 September)

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

  • Learn how to bind a book, discover how to tan leather.

Guided tours includes the printery and heritage garden. Book your visit online now...

Daily guided tour times

May - November: 10.30am 11.30am 1.30pm 2.30pm.
December - April: 10.30am 11.30am 1.30pm 2.30pm 3.30pm.

French coffee at Pompallier

Coffee, Croissant and Culture tour (from 22 September)

Our seasonal Coffee, Croissant and Culture Tour delivers a great Pompallier package.

  • Fully guided tour of the Mission and Printery, followed by coffee and croissants in our French Coffee House. 

Relax with views over the gardens and harbour. Book your visit online now...

Daily (year round) at 10.30am 11.30am 1.30pm.


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.

Shop at Pompallier


Take a break with a Bishop's Brew coffee in our petite French Cafe and enjoy the views over the gardens and harbour.  Other light refreshments are available including cold drinks, ice creams, and morning/afternoon teas.

Gift shop

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

Hall of Fame 2018


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.