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The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station

246 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9236
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The Bay of Islands is New Zealand's foremost historic area, birthplace to Maori and Pakeha (European) relations and home of the Kerikeri Mission Station. Established in 1819, the Kerikeri Mission Station is one of New Zealand's first places where Maori invited visitors to to live among them. Built under the protection of local Maori chiefs who were keen to harness the trade and technology of Europe, Kerikeri Mission Station grew amidst a backdrop of tribal warfare and ever increasing visits from foreign ships. Located only 5 minutes from Kerikeri the Kerikeri Mission Station has a range of activites available. The grounds tour is a visitor favourite - experienced guides share stories of fierce warriors and drunken sailors and earnest missionaries who preached, taught and battled to spread the Christian message amongst Maori, a proud people with their own ancient traditions. The Kerikeri Mission Station is also the site of two of the country's oldest surviving buildings- The Stone Store and Kemp House.
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246 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Stone Store has been operating since 1836. The ground floor is a shop selling historic items and the top two floors are an excellent local history museum. Buy a combined ticket with Kemp House. Kemp House is the oldest house in NZ and can...More

Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful day at the Stone Store and Kemp House, the grounds are lovely. You could spend a whole day here just looking around.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Stone Store is located in a totally idyllic location, very picturesque! Very relaxing to walk the grounds, lovely little cafe to sip coffee by the river and watch the ducks. The store has lovely kiwi souvenirs to purchase. Take your time to enjoy !

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much history - NZ's oldest stone building. Lots of great goods for sale and very helpful and knowledgeable staff.

1  Thank Maria L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting wee place to visit , its different and unique ! It has a REALLY cool knick knack store inside which has all sorts of things

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Lovely place, lots of history and some cool souvineers. The setting is fantastic. But beware! The signage for this place has not been updated. Do not follow the road signs out of kerikeri. You will come to a roundabout that will tell you to go...More

Thank malcolm n
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Kerikeri Missio... S, Visitor Services Co-Ordinator at The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello malcolm n, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Stone Store. Just to clarify the parking situation: our parking really is where the signs were leading you - on the other side of the river! To protect the buildings and surrounds,...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Had the pleasure of visiting here on a trip to New Zealand. Stayed in Kerikeri and did all the local sites. This was a lovely historic place to visit in the most idyllic of locations. A very picturesque and photogenic place. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Jacquie C
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

A beautiful setting with a cafe and store...what else can one ask for? Neatly tucked away in Kerikeri just a few miles from downtown. One can spend a couple of hours shopping, eating and wandering around the beautiful river banks. If in the area I...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Make sure you have time to explore this place. It is still a shop after all these years but mainly tourist gifts. If you go to the museum upstairs there are some excellent films which really helps to understand the complex and interesting history of...More

1  Thank Sandra L
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you are in Kerikeri. It's amazing the vintage treasures you will come across and for a very reasonable price. We paid to go into the upstairs museum which wasn't really worth it but a trip to the store itself is...More

Thank Kate R
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Jesslyn C
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Response from Kerikeri Missio... S | Property representative |
I would give at least an hour to 1.5 hours at our site. The Mission Station is a large site with a garden of national significance, orchard, lovely river setting. Then of course the two oldest buildings in New Zealand... More
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