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The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station

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Address: 246 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-407 9236
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The Bay of Islands is New Zealand's foremost historic area, birthplace to...

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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The well known STONE STORE

We walked from one side to the other, a real tranquil place to visit, don't forget to get your photo taken outside the store. Cross over to the other side and spot the unusual... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We walked from one side to the other, a real tranquil place to visit, don't forget to get your photo taken outside the store. Cross over to the other side and spot the unusual Roosters and hens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A short 5-10 minute drive from KeriKeri. Such a beautiful place to visit as the sunsets and rises. Walking across the bridge to get to the Stone Store & Kemp House the views are incredible! Great insight into the history of the area. Will be visiting again!

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great area to visit - you can walk to rainbow falls from here if you wish. two cafes to choose from. Awesome well kept grounds - a must see spot in Kerikeri

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Stone Store is a well maintained original building. The bay is beautiful with walking paths to the original Maori Pa location, and across a walking bridge to a park with Maori village. Have a tea or a lunch in the Kemp House to finish your visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little shop in a gorgeous setting just out of town. Unfortunately wheelchair access wasn't good so we didn't stay long. Worth a look.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The must see place when in the Far North. A part of NZ history. Apart from the historic building itself, the shop itself has been set up with lots of replicas of goods that would be sold there in that era. Tours of both buildings are available. Grounds are beautiful and there is a beautiful footbridge a few hundred meteres... More 

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Thank Vivienne K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well presented, well maintained and really worth a visit. We had to miss the chapel because of a damaged knee but I was sure it would be worthwhile as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drive & park alongside in a very scenic setting. Walk across the bridge for photo opportunity and the Store is still trading. Nice coffee shop nearby.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This excursion we went to see firstly for a visit to the Stone House and Kemp House was great, getting there on a tour bus was over priced and at times a waste of time, boring could be another word to use.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Didn't really know what to expect but both buildings and the grounds are truly stunning and then over the river to the Maori village.

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