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Day 4

Bay of Islands Heritage sites: Unesco World Heritage Site, New Zealand’s second oldest building, traditional spa experience

The Stone Store The Stone Store

Highlights of the day

  • Kororipo Heritage Park
  • The Stone Store
  • Te Waimate Mission
  • Exclusive access to a private traditional spa

A scenic drive brings you to Kororipo Heritage Park – steeped in history, this is culturally and historically one of the most important sites in Aotearoa New Zealand. The nineteenth century witnessed cultural interaction from reciprocal trading relationships profiting both parties to armed conflict about land ownership and the rights of the traditional owners. Te Waimate Mission – New Zealand’s second oldest building narrates a story of missionary activities interlaced with farming and architecture nineteenth century practices.

Another treat is an introduction to a traditional wellness hot spring, now a restored modern spa with a great story to tell about the people who are the area’s custodians. It will definitely be hard to leave.

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