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Rangihoua Heritage Park

Oihi Road, Kerikeri 0294, New Zealand
9 536 698
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A real piece of NZ History

We took the walk to the Marsden Cross which is the site of the first Christian church service in NZ... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tuwhare
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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Amazing history

Missionaries were good people - who would have thought? The plaques along the walk down to Marsden... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
traveller101193
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NSW Central Coast Australia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Oihi Road, Kerikeri 0294, New Zealand
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9 536 698
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the walk to the Marsden Cross which is the site of the first Christian church service in NZ and a well documented part of early Pakeha life in this wonderful spot on NZ. We enjoyed the tranquility of the area but the way...More

Thank Tuwhare
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Missionaries were good people - who would have thought? The plaques along the walk down to Marsden Cross tell the amazing story of the first white settlement of NZ and how these brave people got on (generally) well with the original locals. Beautiful countryside, fabulous...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

The drive to get there is a gravel road, so be prepared for some bumps along the way. But the destination is worth it. This is a priceless piece of New Zealand history and well worth a visit. It has something for everyone. Room for...More

Thank Annette O
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

The park is in a stunning location. The walk to Marsden's Cross is along a track in better condition than the gravel road leading to the park. The signs along the path tell of the original settlers, missionaries and impact on the local Maoris. The...More

1  Thank Colin582
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I first visited the Park on Christmas Day 2014 celebrating 200 years since Samuel Marsden held the first Christmas service there. My husband & I went back in January 2017. The drive to the Rangihoua Heritage Park was scenic. The only down side is the...More

Thank RiverstoneLodg
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We came across a brochure about Rangihoua in our Air B n B My-Kiwi partner had not heard of this place so we took a chance to visit Definitely worthwhile-indeed a most historic NZ site and only recently developed (2014) The metal road getting there...More

2  Thank JCDown
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

We spent over three weeks touring New Zealand and this was one of the unexpected highlights. We love hiking, history and natural beauty so the free-to-access walk to Marsden Cross ticked all the boxes. The interpretation boards were excellent and really brought the history and...More

1  Thank mikeedeedee
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

We all should come here; walk the ground; soak up the history; walk to the Cross and recall the events that took place here. An important piece of our wider history. Highly recommended.

Thank Wayne M
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great day trip although part of road metal at end but well worth a visit - gives a real feel for early life in NZ with very informative information boards

Thank pandmsutton
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Do not miss this. It's a beautiful 30 minute drive from Kerikeri to the head of the track. On the way you'll see sheep and beef stations, views down the Kerikeri Inlet to Paihia, Russell and beyond, and pass the prestigious Bay of Islands International...More

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