Scotts Landing

The Scotts Landing Historical Trail is a MERRA initiative to install a series of six bench seats at key vantage points on the peninsular. Each seat provides a resting place to view sights and sites of historical interest. 

Handcrafted wooden and corten steel benches have been installed at each location, with QR codes linking to an illustrated story of days long past in the areas that can be surveyed from each spot.  Benches are in place at the Cemetery, the Community Garden, top of Williams St, Schoolhouse Bay, Ngaio Bay, and Scott Point, adjacent to the jetty.

An all-weather directions map has been added to the noticeboard/bus shelter on the Charles St corner.

The seats have been installed by working bees headed by seat builder and organiser Stuart Windross. The design was by Alan Seelye and Jude Nye, with timber supplied by JSC Timber through Malcolm and Jenny Scott.

You can check out the six commentaries below.

Historical trail seats map No URLs

Location 1 – The cemetery

Nau mai ki (welcome to) Location #1 – The Cemetery This commentary explores the history of… this old, secluded but treasured cemetery and some of

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Location 3 – Williams Street

Nau mai ki (welcome to) Location 3: Williams Street This commentary explores… In the area: points of interest Evidence of Māori settlement the Mahurangi Heads

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Location 5 – Ngaio Bay

  Nau mai ki (welcome to) Location 5: Ngaio Bay This commentary explores: In the area: points of interest The Lawrie family and the homestead

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Location 6 – Scott Point

Nau mai ki (welcome to) Location 6: Scott Point   In the area; points of interest Māori History Land acquisition by the Crown Maunganui  (Casnell

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