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Stone Store - Kerikeri Mission Station

Address: 246 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-407 9236
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: With two of the country's oldest surviving buildings sited in a...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: With two of the country's oldest surviving buildings sited in a beautiful riverside setting, Kerikeri Mission Station is a 'must do' for any visitor. Open for business since 1836, New Zealand's oldest store continues to trade. The Stone Store is one of the best shopping experiences in the country. Kemp House is New Zealand's oldest building and was built amidst turbulence and war. Our experienced tour guides bring these stories to life. Kerikeri Mission Stations Heritage gardens and orchards also offers easy walking options.
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Is a bit of history, if the trip to kerikeri is really a must, I really doubt. The store is nice in time, nice ambience, is just an old store not much of an attraction and kerikeri doesnt deserve the time.

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Ohaupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

$10 paid for a guided tour of the very old Kemp homestead - fascinating & well guided . This also gave entry to the museum in the stone store - upstairs .NOT TO BE MISSED Many do not venture upstairs - we were alone there & amazed & fascinated by the audio- visual presentations & all the old stuff on... More 

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The stone store just gives you a taste of what it must have been like. Staff were interesting. Gifts on offer were different.

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Firstly reading some of the previous reviews I would say that some people should consider spending their entire holidays within the confines of a suburban shopping mall because if its not surrounded by flashing lightbulbs and overflowing with tat and bling then its 'boring' and 'theres nothing to do'. Actually theres plenty to do at Kerikeri Mission Station but it... More 

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new zeland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

There's little else to do here other than go, oooh old stone house, but everyone does it, so why can't you! You can play for the tour ??? or sit outside and enjoy the very pleasant view with an ice cream

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Stone Store is an absolute delight- the bottom floor is an eclectic mix of gifts and wares many that relate to the history of the area. Upstairs is a beautifully set out historic museum that one can spend time reading accounts from the original diaries of the Pakeha settlers of the area and get a sense of the evolution... More 

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Auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

i was very disappointed at the way the entry has changed in recent years. We followed the road signs to the site. There is now a very nice car park and pedestrian bridge. Visitors are then expected to follow the signs and walk around the ice cream shop and through patrons at cafe tables, on uneven ground, to get to... More 

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Kerikeri Missio... S, Manager at Stone Store - Kerikeri Mission Station, responded to this review

Kia ora, we are sorry that you were disappointed on your recent visit, and thank you for your feedback. Yes, the road signs direct visitors to a larger carpark across the river because the wharf and turnaround area near the Stone Store gets very congested, especially in summer. However the short stroll across the footbridge is easy, with great views.... More 

Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I liked that the Old Stone Store hasn't changed since I first visited it as a child in the 1950s. That's the way it should stay!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The stone store is basically a quirky shop. The staff were dressed in old fashioned clothes and there were some strange things for sale but I wouldn't spend much time there.

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Much nicer now that the main road does not go past the front of the Stone Store. There's a great little shop and two lovely cafes either side. Plenty of parking and a nice river that you can walk through (or there's a bridge) to get to Rewa's village, the Maori village museum. You can pay to go inside or... More 

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