Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust
Our purpose is to conserve and interpret the historic Bach Communities on
Rangitoto Island for the benefit of all New Zealanders.
Stay overnight on Rangitoto Island
Step back in time to a more leisurely age and holiday in a historic Rangitoto bach
The Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust (RIHCT) was formed in 1997 in response to the impending demolition of a significant number of heritage baches on the island. The Trust advocated for the Rangitoto bach settlements to be recognised as irreplaceable artefacts of New Zealand’s architectural and social history.
Today, the Trust works to retain the original character of the baches and makes them available for the public to experience. We work alongside the Department of Conservation and Iwi, to restore, preserve and maintain the bach communities, manage a museum and provide interpretational material. We also archive information about the Bach settlements and the communities that built them.