All of us can discover, experience and enjoy the fascinating stories of Northland’s Landmarks Whenua Tohunga.

The earliest encounters between Māori and Pākehā happened at places like the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Kororipo Heritage Park and Rangihoua Heritage Park. From the tension and triumphs sparked by two cultures coming together, today’s New Zealand was born.

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The following links take you to Northland Inc's and the Department of Conservation's websites.

Ruapekapeka Pā – The final battle

Explore Ruapekapeka Pā, the site of the final battle of the New Zealand Wars in the North.

Pompallier Mission and Printery – The power of print

Pompallier Mission is New Zealand’s oldest industrial building and only surviving pioneer printery and tannery.

Cape Brett / Rakaumangamanga – Guiding light

The light reflecting off the crystalline rocks once helped guide the earliest waka to a safe landfall in this new homeland.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Our nation’s birthplace

Stand at the very spot where the Treaty of Waitangi, our founding document, was signed by Māori chiefs and the British Crown on 6 February 1840.

Māngungu Mission – The largest Treaty of Waitangi signing

On the shores of the Hokianga Harbour, Māngungu was established as a Wesleyan mission station in 1828 under the invitation and protection of the Māori leader Patuone.

Rangihoua Heritage Park – Marsden Cross – Our first Christmas story

At Rangihoua Heritage Park you can explore New Zealand’s first planned European settlement, a place where Māori and Europeans lived side by side.

Te Waimate Mission - New Zealand’s first farm

Here at Te Waimate you will find the remains of a model English village built by missionaries.

Kororipo Heritage Park – A meeting place of cultures

Set in the Kerikeri Basin, Kororipo Heritage Park is a place where Māori and Europeans lived side by side to trade and learn from each other.

Clendon House - Home of an enterprising family

A glimpse into the fascinating life and aspirations of an early colonial family.


Updated on 21st April 2018