Kororipo Historic Park.



The Meeting Pool: Under the protection of the Rangatira (Chief) Hongi Hika, the Church Mission Society established this enduring settlement.

Even today, boats from the Bay of Islands can sail inland from as far as Kororipo and anchor in this attractive place. That is why for over 500 years it was an important landing and meeting place in the north.

The pā was a strategic site for northern Māori, culminating as the fortress and headquarters of famed and feared Māori chief Hongi Hika. Nobody passed Kororipo Pā without permission. 

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Tohu Whenua are the places that have shaped Aotearoa New Zealand. Located in stunning landscapes and rich with stories, they offer some of our best heritage experiences.

Find things to do and places to stay Kororipo Heritage Park


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