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New Zealand's oldest Roman Catholic building, Pompallier Mission and Printery also represents the country's oldest rammed-earth structure. The pioneering Catholic missionaries constructed the building in the 19th century, using the rammed-earth style of their hometown Lyon. Step inside to learn about the processes of tanning, printing, and binding that the missionaries used to produce over 30,000 books and tracts, some published in Maori. After the guided tour you can explore the award-winning heritage garden, offering sweeping beach-side views across the bay. To visit Pompallier Mission and Printery on your holiday in Russell, and find out what else Russell has to offer, use our Russell.
Tours To Pompallier Mission and Printery
Bay of Islands: Full Day Tour from Auckland BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $165
Duration: 12 hours
Pompallier Mission and Printery Reviews
If you love French pastry this is the place for you... we had freshly baked French croissants and pastries that were to die for... they were delicious. more »
The guided tour at Pompallier Mission is well worth the time and fee. Our guide Tracy was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and interested in sharing the rich history of the early mission, printing and... more »
A lovely heritage building, with nice gift shop, and nice café. Their coffee is good, and their croissant is great. The coffee is reasonably priced, though $6 for a croissant with a small pot of cherry jam is a bit dear. Unfortunately, to go beyond the gift shop, you'll have to pay. Hence, we would have to for go looking at their beautiful garden.
Heritage French building has a cafe and a gift shop. Guided tours only, staff was very informative. Has a good walk up point on a hill with a sea view.
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