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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
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.... more » 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. « less
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Biggar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

There is parking on the right hand side of Kerikeri Road before you reach The Stone Store, the latter having been built in 1835 is the oldest surviving stone building in New Zealand. Parking therefore doesn't detract from the picturesque setting and visitors can at least get a little exercise - for a few metres. It was originally built at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Loved this piece of kiwiana history. Thank you Fay for tour, every Kiwi should do this :) The upkeep of the buildings is impressive, and the information insightful and interesting. Perfect for couples, children, families, all age groups. Allow 1-2 hours, had thought would be done in 30 mins but even after 1.5 hours barely noticed time gone. KeriKeri can... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

The tour of Kemp House (Mission Station) was, rather surprisingly, very interesting. The tour guide did a great job of relating tales of the life and times of the original residents and their descendants. This was complemented by some interesting displays in the Stone Store.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We came up to the Stone Store on a recommendation, I paid $10 for a tour - children were free. The tour included the Kemp house also - Debbie are guide did our tour - and WOW, was she knowledgeable!! I have been here for 12 years, and have learnt a lot about the Maori culture, but she filled in... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Not overly exciting but worth a stop for the obligatory photo of the two old houses. Inside the shop is a rip off...a tiny bottle of jam for 11 dollars...you are having a laugh.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Stone Store has been very well maintained and was worth the visit. But we felt the items on sale very overly priced. The grounds are kept in excellent condition and were very nice to walk around. Its a pity you can't see in the residence at the Mission Station as you can step on to the verandah but only... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Did a bus tour and parked over the river from the Stone Store. Just it's iconic presence demanded respect. Quite picturesque with the church perched on a hill above and the oldest wooden house adjacent.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Historic place in Kerikeri, interesting items for sale in store. Did not do the extra upstairs tour.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

By comparison with the UK, New Zealand does not have a history, However, they do make the most of what they have and this building and the families that have occupied it are quite well documented. The organised tour for about 8/10 people was well done but they had to keep sending out the search party for me as I... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Definitely worth a visit! Architecturally, the Stone Store is stunning. The grounds are peaceful and beautiful; the views, breathtaking! Go for a wander around the place. It is so wonderful just standing on the bridge and enjoying the panoramic view. The store itself is a marvel of unique, unusual, and interesting gifts from gardening tools to posters and cute curios.... More

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