* Step back 170 years in this beautiful Wesleyan mission house.
* See the site of the largest signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Mangungu Mission House was built in 1839 and is furnished with precious items from the period and historic portraits, including one of the chief Patuone, the missionaries' main protector.
There are magical views of the harbour framed by the old roses and wisteria that clamber around the verandah. The ancient gravestones in the cemetery nearby make fascinating reading.
In the house, on 12 February 1840, the third and largest signing of the Treaty of Waitangi took place. Imagine thousands of Maori from hundreds of canoes gathering on the beach below the house. The table on which the Treaty is signed is still in the house.
The Horeke Hotel, with the harbour just beyond the door, has been selling liquor since 1832. It's the oldest pub in New Zealand. The old prints and photographs on the wall are fascinating.