Queen's Redoubt Trust, Pokeno

The Developed Operation

The 'New Zealand Wars Interpretation Centre at Queen's Redoubt' will be developed first and foremost as a historic and educational visitor attraction. This will:

  1. Achieve the public interest and educational objectives of the Queen’s Redoubt Trust, and
  2. Generate revenue for the maintenance and further development of the Redoubt as a significant visitor/historic place, including the support of research into New Zealand Wars.

The development of 'The New Zealand Wars Interpretation Centre at Queen's Redoubt' will consist of:

  • Partial reconstruction and interpretation of the defences and aspects of the interior of Queen’s Redoubt (including reconstructed buildings);
  • A Visitor Centre. In 2015 the present small Visitor Centre inside the Redoubt was completed and is presently being fitted out. Looking further ahead, the Queen's Redoubt Trust, proposes to build a more substantial Visitor Centre outside the redoubt. It will incorporate a museum and interpretation centre dealing with Queen's Redoubt, the Pokeno district, the Waikato War and the wider New Zealand Wars; a coffee shop/restaurant, souvenir and book shop, and other necessary public facilities; and:

  • The New Zealand Wars Memorial/ Whakamaharatanga, which may include the names of Maori and Pakeha who lost their lives in the New Zealand Wars, but the final form at has not been decided upon yet.

  • Timing of these activities has not yet been determined.

Queen's Redoubt