A hill top stunning view over the Hokianga Harbour is a strategic position for the newly established Wesleyan Mission station in 1828. The mission station is the site of the largest signing of the Treaty of Waitangi with over 70 chiefs in attendance. It was estimated over 3,000 were witnesses on 12th February 1840. Another first for Aotearoa was the importation of honey bees, with the subsequent contribution of bees to the pollination of newly introduced fruit trees and development of a pastoral economy. The first grapevines were also introduced at Mangungu, and throughout time our wine industry has developed into our 9th largest export.
Mangungu Mission Station visit, via the harbour, is dependent on the tide. You will hear stories about how an ancestor Thomas Cassidy played a part in the signing of the treaty and his role in the establishment of Catholicism here in Aotearoa. The significance of trans-Maori sovereignty and the importance of identity and culture in current society.
Address: Motukiore Road, 3km from Horeke on the shore of the Hokianga Harbour
Opening Hours: Closed for Winter for scheduled maintenance.
Summer opening hours to be determined.
Admission: fees apply.
Your jet ski tour finishes with a return to Opononi jetty. Lenny can assist with advice where to go and what to see depending on your interests. Remember to check our guide to Hokianga for inspiration.
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