The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station

The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station

The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Established in 1819, the Kerikeri Mission Station is one of New Zealand's first places where Māori invited visitors to to live among them. Built under the protection of local Ngā Puhi 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. Experienced guides share stories of fierce warriors and drunken sailors and earnest missionaries who preached, taught and battled to spread the Christian message amongst Māori, 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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CraigH0901
Adelaide, Australia1,256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A large area to explore. Walk from the store across the bridge to the Maori Village - NZD10 each to explore on your own. There is plenty of signs - no need for a guide. There is also a Maori boat on that side with picnic grounds as well. Back on the store side, there is a good cafe with plenty of seating. The oldest building in NZ and the Stone Store Museum and shop to look through. Another NZD20 for both buildings.

You could spend hours here. Be prepared to walk around on well maintained tracks.
Written 23 February 2024
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KimboltonTrees
Kimbolton, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My husband and I visited yesterday the guide was informative and a joy to listen too, it gave us a real insight into the lives and work of missionaries and native people, we thoroughly enjoyed it
Written 12 February 2024
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JAN
Waikato Region, New Zealand26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Kemp House, surrounded by New Zealand's oldest European garden, very pretty. The Stone Store, New Zealand's oldest surviving stone building was a treat, lots of interesting and everyday items for sale.
Written 2 December 2023
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Michael B
Cambridge, UK40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
An amazing site that is such a key part of New Zealand's history. And the staff are superb - bending over backwards to tackle my questions! Ten out of ten for customer service!
Written 10 April 2023
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Ozzie1
Kerikeri, New Zealand4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Love the gardens and river.

The staff at the Stone Store have been consistently quite standoffish, and of late rude.

Way too much concern over masks after the lockdowns ended. Often standing around chatting to other staff rather than making an effort to talk to customers.

We are locals and would often buy gifts here but have stopped coming in after being barked at by an overly officious and unfriendly staff member.
Written 26 March 2023
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Christine
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
The Stone Store now houses a shop selling quality goods and gifts. There is a cafe nearby and a nice walk up to the Pa. Great river views and a walk along the river to Rainbow Falls is highly recommended
Written 9 January 2023
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KiwiR0byn
Auckland, New Zealand60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
The Stone Store is gorgeous. A well maintained historic building now serving its purpose as a gift shop. Very little information on the significant history the store holds. Found one small A4 story of an old shop keeper.
Written 13 December 2022
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dccv1
Toronto, Canada318 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The store is the oldest surviving stone building in New Zealand and is well maintained. We found the history very interesting, especially the fact that the local Maori chiefs saw the advantages in trade with the Europeans - they seemed to have some real power in the partnership which is something we did not really see in North America. Well worth a visit.
Written 22 November 2022
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Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,535 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Stone store, Kemp House, the St James Anglican Church all some of NZ's earliest historic buildings. All well maintained and worth a visit. The river outside is where the sea meets a river so fresh and salt water meet there. All an area that should be visited by NZrs to experience some of our history
Written 29 September 2022
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Paul B
Chesterfield, UK1,673 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Well worth visiting this historic site. The buildings have been renovated to a high standard. Recommended
Written 21 September 2022
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