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Stone Store - Kerikeri Mission Station

246 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9236
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: With two of the country's oldest surviving buildings sited in a...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We visited while passing through Keri Keri, beautiful building, and interesting due to its age. $10 for the tour seemed quite steep so we didn't bother. Lots of heritage masonry buildings in the SI so it's not that exciting. Would be a nice spot for a picnic.

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Traralgon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Return to yesteryear and the life of a missionary. This has been superbly maintained...taking you back to another time and place. The gardens are breathtaking. Staff are well informed and clearly love their job. I really enjoyed my trip here which was part of day trip .

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We did the tour of the old mission house, and your $10 gets you access to the top story of the stone store as well. The history of these buildings is fascinating, and it is hard to believe that they were constructed to such a high standard during such turbulent times. Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A stone building it's a strange sight in New Zealand, and much more if it's an historic one. I was a little disappointed to find out that inside it was a souvenirs shop, I expected to find a history of the building, or something like that. But the place is gourgeously beautiful, the mission house was as interesting as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The setting was beautiful and the store had some quirky giftables. Road construction made photos difficult.

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Raglan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A trip back into time. I imagine the stone house when it was a bustling supply store serving the very first settlers and traders in NZ. I think this iconic building should be a museum as it is undoubtedly the most significant and best preserved example of our early settlement in NZ.

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Love the history and the staff dress up in the clothes, and it is like stepping back in time. NO IPhone here ha ha peaceful and easy to walk to the river.

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Wellsford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Browsing through the store, was very interesting. The attendants who were dressed in period costumes were extremely helpful. I will call again, but next time I will ensure I have several hours to spend.

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We visited the Stone Store as part of our satay in the Bay of Islands. It is full of history which is why we visited, but on the day itself there was a major power outage affecting the whole of Kerikeri which meant that the building was in near-darkness - very authentic(!) but something of an inconvenience. In addition, landscaping/groundwork... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Stone Store is a pleasant suprise - a well presented and thoughtful display of a general store in the pioneer days. The building has been renovated with care to preserve its history and the choice of merchandise is sympathetic to the building's era ( despite the iPhone cases for sale)!! The adjacent Kemp House is well worth a visit... More 

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