Māngungu Mission is currently closed for the winter season. Please check back for a re-opening date in spring.
We are located within 6 km of Horeke Township.
By public transport
From Kohukohu Wharf, take the Ranui on Hokianga. The Ranui offers a range of cruise options, transport between harbour side settlements including Horeke, cycle transport that links with the Twin Coast Cycle Trails and personal charters. From there it’s a short walk up the hill to Māngungu Mission. Bookings are required. Contact Ranui on Hokianga to book.
Māngungu Mission is the western end point for the Twin Coast Cycle Trail; a dedicated cycle trail that extends between the Bay of Islands and the Hokianga.
Cycle Trail providers offer collection from the Māngungu Mission and you can coordinate your ride and pick up with our opening hours. Relax after your ride in our spacious grounds or with a tour of the Mission House.
Trail users wishing to continue their ride can book a ferry collection from Māngungu to Rawene or Kohukohu aboard the Ranui. Bookings are required. Contact Ranui on Hokianga to book.
From the east coast / Bay of Islands
Follow State Highway 1 north, turning left on to Rangiahua Road following signs for Horeke and Māngungu Mission. Follow Rangiahua Road to the end and turn right onto Horeke Road, continue through Horeke Township and merge right onto Motukiore Road after the one lane bridge. Continue for 1km and you will find Māngungu Mission on the left.
From the west coast / Hokianga
Follow State Highway 12 to Taheke and follow the signs for Māngungu Mission. At Taheke, turn onto Taheke Road and travel for 15km until you merge with Motukiore Road. Continue for 1km and you will find Māngungu Mission on the left. Please note: Taheke Road is a rural gravel road and some drivers may wish to continue on SH12 to join SH1 and travel in from the east coast.
We have a small carpark onsite located at the top of the driveway next to the mission house. There is also free on-street parking at the bottom of the drive beside Motukiore Road. Bus or Campervan parking is also available at the bottom of the drive. Visitors are welcome to drive up to the house to drop-off and pick-up visitors for easy access. We ask visitors to not park on the grass.
Please be careful of pedestrians and cycle trail when using the driveway and remember they have right of way.
Hours and Entry
Under 18 years Free
* Surcharges may apply for special events
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Māngungu Mission 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 is currently not accessible to visitors while we undertake conservation work within the house.
Please note wheelchair users may find it difficult to navigate within the house due to the width of doorframes and narrow passages. If you find this to be the case, our visitor hosts can still share the history of our site with you while enjoying the stunning views of the Hokianga from the front veranda.
Food and Drink
Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic with them to enjoy in our grounds. Please remember to take all food and waste with you.
This is a smoke and vape free site.
The church located at Māngungu is owned by Te Taha Māori Property Trust and managed by the local community and is not open to visit. Please respect the privacy of parishioners if a service is underway during your visit.
Children and whānau
Both inside and out, there are things for kids to discover. Inside explore the house, while you learn about how a small house played a bit part in our history. Don’t forget to ask about the journey the little mission house went on by boat. Outside, there is plenty of room to stretch little legs, while enjoying the grounds.
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 Māngungu Mission. Please do not fly drones at the house without permission from Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.
The church located at Māngungu is owned by Te Taha Māori Methodist Property Trust and managed by the local community and is not open to visit. Please respect the privacy of parishioners if a service is underway during your visit.
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.