Run by the local marae society, Haratu brings authentic Maori art and craft to the Russell waterfront, most of which is available for...
This small, modern museum has a well-presented Maori section, a large 1:5-scale model of Captain Cook’s Endeavour and a 10-minute video...
Creationists may be surprised to learn that Charles Darwin made a donation towards the cost of the construction of this, the country’s...
It’s a sausage-roll-and-custard-square kind of place, but it’s Russell’s best weekday breakfast option.
Pompallier Mission information
Lonely Planet review
Built in 1842 to house the Catholic mission’s printing press, this rammed earth building is the mission's last remaining building in the Western Pacific. A staggering 40,000 books were printed here in Maori. In the 1870s it was converted into a private home, but it has been restored to its original state, complete with tannery and printing workshop. On the excellent guided tour you get to play with the tools and learn how to ‘skive off’ and become a ‘dab hand’.