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The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station

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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...more
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246 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9236
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Reviewed yesterday

I had the best time walking around this historical area situated along a very picturesque river site. The gardens are maintained beautifully. The stone store is incredible to go into and see all the amazing items, most are for sale but some are not. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 972debg
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Another day trip from Whangarei and back. A beautiful place, great history, the oldest stone store built in 1836 with the oldest European and Maori gardens. Worth $10 per adult for a walk around Rewa's Maori pa. Another beautiful sunny day

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MiaG782
Reviewed 6 days ago

great little place with so much history of the area and also the building itself. great little shop where you can buy souvenirs or refreshments. there is also a little mueseum at the top of the building with some awesome little historic displays

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Inspire816133
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well if tranquillity is what you are looking for then kerikeri is the place. Beautifully located in the north island with great beaches within easy reach and a beautiful little town

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rigo44
Reviewed 1 week ago

This scenic stone house, that even has irregular stone floors, is lovingly reconstructed from over 300 years ago. Now it is a gift store with an eclectic mix of touristy items for sale, and some historic items to see that are not for sale. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ron1733
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kemp House is the oldest European Building in New Zealand, built in 1821 on land gifted by Ngapuhi chief Hongi Hika whose pa (fortified village) is on land adjacent to the site, together with the oldest Stone building in the country built between 1832 and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on both stormy and sunny days - each was charming in this lovely historic setting. If you're looking for a souvenir for your time in Kerikeri or NZ, the shop has all kinds of cute and/or practical goodies (not just cheapo things like...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BreannD3C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view from the other side of the river as you walk across from the car park. Plenty of birds in the car park chickens ducks and seagulls. A couple of cafes in the area for a snack or coffee while visiting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 587markd
Reviewed 12 November 2018

love going here and seeing the lovely things inside to buy and looking at the great craftmanship that built the stone store also Kemp house now thats what you call an awesome home

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Departure44096288143
Reviewed 12 November 2018

fantastic walk to old power house along the river and past many water falls. Park your car in the well marked area and visit the cottage café or other on the waters edge. Honey café is excellent and great home cooked style food.

Date of experience: November 2018
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14 November 2018|
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Response from Departure44096288143 | Reviewed this property |
we were in our own vehicle so we just went there in our own time the stone store and kemp house are open 10am to 5 pm hope this is of help
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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