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Explore the rich history of downtown Tauranga

Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Explore the rich history of downtown Tauranga

Such beautiful weather as we enter November! Warmer days allow for more time to get out and explore the beautiful city we live in with a rich and varied history.

The Elms Mission Station is one of our favourite hidden treasures to visit on a quiet day. This beautiful heritage site being an essential stop for all visitors to Tauranga, New Zealand.

Built for the Reverend Alfred Nesbit Brown, who came to New Zealand with his first wife Charlotte in 1829 as a missionary for the Church Missionary Society of England.The Elm's was completed in 1847 and is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the southern hemisphere.

Stretch those legs and continue your adventure by foot along to Robbins Park Rose Garden a beautiful historic reserve which overlooks the sparkling harbour. Adjacent is the Monmouth Redoubt, Tauranga - a fortified site during the settlement wars of 1864.
Down a small set of stairs you will find yourself at 'Te Awanui' a grand ceremonial Waka (boat) carved from a 300 year old Kauri Tree. 'The Strand' is Tauranga's hot spot for entertainment, shopping and fine dining. Delight your tastebuds, relax and reflect on your morning at one of the many award winning cafes and restaurants!

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Author: Traci

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