Captain Cook landed in Aotearoa and changed the course of history for Maori forever. Visit the site where the first European set foot on New Zealand soil.
In the East Cape area you can visit a number of historic sites.
Discover some of the historic heritage sites in the Gisborne area including Cook Landing Site National Historic Reserve.
Built in 1928, the Manganuku Stream Bridge is representative of a typical New Zealand wood truss road bridge.
Aniwaniwa Visitor Centre is also a museum to ensure that artefacts from Te Urewera National Park can remain within the park.
Nga Taonga Tuku Iho means Treasures From The Past and is the name given to the first exhibition gallery at DOC Aniwaniwa Visitor Centre, Lake Waikaremoana.
Built in 1922, the Tauranga Bridge was considered an engineering achievement in its time. Today it is the only surviving harp suspension bridge left in New Zealand.
Located in Te Urewera National Park, Te Totara Hut was built for deer culler accommodations in 1952.
Remote, rugged, immense, the Te Urewera area is famous for its lakes and forested beauty as well as its stormy history.
Learn the complicated history behind the commission and showing of Colin McCahon's Urewera Mural.
Cook promised a gallon of rum to the first man who saw land from the Endeavour. A young boy won the prize and had his name immortalised forever.
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