Kororipo Heritage Park
Kororipo Heritage Park
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DRMB
Bongaree, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Well sign posted and easy walks around some of the most historic areas of NZ. Interesting to long down on the Maori Pa and speculate on its fortifications and history. Hone Heke semis to have been no angel trading with the English to buy muskets to raid tribes to the south to take slaves to grow potatoes to trade to the English etc. hmmm.
Written 14 March 2020
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suetawa
Wellington, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Last time I visited this area the main highway curved around the Stone Store and past Kemp House. The Heritage bypass road has made a massive, positive difference to this area. There is a large amount of parking across the river from Kemp House and the Stone Store, as well as toilets and a large park in which to picnic. A lot of bush walks from here - such as to Wharepoke Falls, plus walk across the pedestrian bridge to visit Kemp House, the Stone Store and Kororipo Pā, there is also historic St James church and Rewa's Village to visit. We had a really peaceful day here taking in the surroundings.
Written 6 May 2019
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Pat H
County Wexford, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
This Park is a place of great historical interest and there are plenty of things to see and do for all the family. But beware, there is a lot of walking involved from the carpark which pushed me to my ageing limit! That said I found the Stone House fascinating as well as all the buildings around it. The gardens, grounds and river are all beautiful. Unfortunately I didn't get to see everything, I will return on my next Northland trip.
Written 26 February 2019
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Richard F
Waitakere City, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
All visitors to the Far North should allow half-a-day to visit this national heritage area which includes two of the countrys' oldest buildings, the Stone Store and the Kemp House, Kororipo Pa, (fortified village) site, a replica Maori village, Honey House cafe, beautifully maintained heritage gardens and all in a delightful setting on the Kerikeri inlet.
For tourists who have not been here before, many excellent tours are available, or simply wander around and discover the delights of this wonderfully preserved area; as there is so much to see, allow 3-4 hours to fully do the area justice.
Plenty of information available on the Kororipo Heritage Park website.
Written 25 November 2018
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
This park combines all of the historic sights in Kerikeri. Start by walking the trail to the Maori pa (fortifications). The trail then leads to the Stone Store and Kemp House, the oldest in NZ. You can easily spend two hours here.
Written 10 August 2018
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ClaudiainDunedin
Dunedin, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
At the upper end of the Kerikeri Inlet you can explore Kororipo Heritage Park. The settlement was established by the Church Missionary Society under the protection of Chief Hongi Hika, who was a skilled leader in war and trade.

Culturally and historically it’s one of the most important sites in Aotearoa New Zealand. Māori and Europeans lived side by side at Kororipo, and some of the most important early meetings between the two cultures took place here.

There are many areas of the heritage park that are worth exploring - most free of charge. Walk through Kororipo Pā, once the fortress and headquarters of Chief Hongi Hika. See the Stone Store, the oldest stone building and trading store in New Zealand. Nearby stands Kemp House, New Zealand’s oldest standing European building (small charge for a guided tour). Constructed in 1822, Kemp House is a large European home built by highly skilled Māori and missionary carpenters, surrounded by heritage gardens and orchards.

Stroll along the tree-lined paths in Rewa’s Village, a replica pre-European Māori fishing village named after the great Ngāpuhi chief, Rewa. You can also visit the Discoverers’ Gardens to learn more about Māori native plants and traditional medicines.
Written 22 July 2018
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