* Experience hands-on fun in the only surviving pioneer printery in New Zealand.
* Stunning heritage gardens and Bay views offer an amazing spot for quiet enjoyment.
* Made of rammed earth, or 'pise de terre', the printery is the only building of its type in Australasia.
In what is undoubtedly one of the best heritage tours in the country, Pompallier Mission's knowledgeable guides will take you through each step of leather and book-making as it was done by a tiny outpost of courageous French missionaries over 150 years ago. Caught up in British Treaty-making and war between Maori and colonials, you will hear the stories of the lives and times of pioneer missionaries. The gardens will delight and entice while a walk up the hill is rewarded by magnificent views. Welcome to the French Place in the Bay of Islands!