Māngungu Mission with a couple picnicking on the lawn and a couple standing on the veranda

Māngungu Mission is currently closed for winter. Reopening Saturday 18 December 2021.

From December 18, 2021 Māngungu Mission will be open under RED in the traffic light system. If you’re visiting us, you will need to present your Vaccine Pass to staff and follow our Covid-19 requirements. Please stay home if you’re sick. For the latest on Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand visit the official government website.

Getting Here

Address

107 Motukiore Road
Horeke 0475

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+64 9 405 9734 (via Te Waimate Mission)

mangungu@heritage.org.nz

We are located within 6 km of Horeke Township.

By public transport

Boat

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.

Cycling

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.

By road

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.


Parking

Parking

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.

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Hours and Entry

Opening Hours

Saturday - Monday
10.00am - 4.00pm

Daily Guided Tours
11.00am, 1.00pm and 2.30pm

Entry

Member Free

Adult $10.00

Under 18 years Free

* Surcharges may apply for special events
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Accessibility

Accessibility

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.


Cafe

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.

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Church

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.

Aerial view of Māngungu Mission house, church and the Hokianga Harbour

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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 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.


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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