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Kia ora, Clendon House will be closed on Sunday 21 July. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Getting Here


14 Parnell Street
Rawene 0470

parking no-smoking

+64 9 405 7874

We are located in the centre of Rawene township.

By public transport


From the Narrows, 4kms south of Kohukohu, take the Kohu Ra Tuarua vehicle and passenger ferry, travelling to Rawene. From there it’s a short walk to Clendon House.


Rawene sits near the intersection of three great Aotearoa New Zealand cycle trails, making it the perfect destination for cyclists.

The Twin Coast Cycle Trail officially finishes at Māngungu Mission, just up the harbour. Keen cyclists can follow Taheke Road and SH12 further along the harbour to Rawene or book a spot on the Ranui on Hokianga ferry and sail from the finish of one trail, to the next trail at Rawene. Bookings are required. Contact Ranui on Hokianga to book.

The Kauri Coast Cycle Trail takes in the Waipoua forest and Hokianaga Harbour, a west coast journey that extends between Dargaville and Rawene.

The Far North Cycleway is a pilgrimage that extends between Rawene and Cape Reinga. Follow a trail that winds through rural New Zealand and along 90 mile beach.

By road

From State Highway 12 turn onto Rawene Road (Twin Coast Discovery Highway) and travel for 6kms into Rawene. Follow the road through the centre of town and turn right onto Clendon Esplanade on the waterfront.




There is ample free on-street parking along the waterfront on Clendon Esplanade in front of Clendon House (see parking signs for times). We also have a small carpark onsite located at 14 Parnell Street for visitors with limited mobility, this provides access to Clendon House without any stairs or obstructions. It’s a nice easy walk into town and campervan drivers may wish to park on the roadside just outside of town. Narrow roads, limited parking and some tight turns onto Clendon Esplanade can make it a busy spot in summer.

Rawene is a pedestrian friendly town, please watch out for pedestrians while travelling through the town.

Clendon House Parking

Hours and Entry

Opening Hours

May 2024 - Oct 2024 (Winter Season)

Saturday & Sunday
10.00am - 4.00pm

Nov 2024 - Apr 2025 (Summer Season)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
10.00am - 4.00pm

Closed Christmas Day (25 December)


Member Free

Adult Guided Tour $10.00

Under 18 years Free

Groups Please contact the property for guided group rates. On closed days, tours are available for groups of more than 10 people, if booked in advance.

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Clendon House is a two-storey building, with steps for entry, however a mobility ramp is available, just let our staff know you require it. The second floor may not be suitable for those with mobility issues due to the steep and narrow staircase. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access to the second floor.   

Please note wheelchair users may find it difficult to move within the house because of the width of the doorframes and the narrow passages. Our visitor hosts can share the history of our site with you while enjoying the serene charms the Hokianga harbour from the front veranda.

Food and Drink

Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic with them to enjoy in our grounds. Please take all food and rubbish with you. There is also a great selection of local cafés located just a short distance from Clendon House.

This is a smoke and vape free site.

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Children and whānau

Both inside and out, there are things for kids to discover. Inside explore the house, imagine living here with seven other siblings or sit at the desk in the attic while you use the original tablet. Outside, there is plenty of room to stretch little legs. Why not investigate the huge rotating clothes line. It could well be the largest in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Things to remember

We care for some important taonga (treasures) in our collection and our heritage buildings have lived a long life, so some rooms or items in the house may be off limits at times for conservation and maintenance.

Some rooms may be dimly lit depending on the weather and time of year.

We want everyone to enjoy their visit, on busy days drones can be disrupting to the experience at Clendon House, as well as our neighbours who reside close by. Please do not fly drones at the house without permission from Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.

Safe Space

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is proud to be part of the Safe Space Alliance, offering safe and inclusive spaces that welcome and support the LGBTQI+ community.

A safe space is a space where the LGBTQI+ community can freely express themselves without fear. It is a space that doesn’t tolerate violence, bullying, or hate speech towards the LGBTQI+ community.

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