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Stone Store - Kerikeri Mission Station

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Address: 246 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-407 9236
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Description: 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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Definitely worth taking the tour

As born and bred New Zealander I absolutely loved the way our tour guide bought history to life for us and gave us an insight into how the early settlers and Maori interacted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

As born and bred New Zealander I absolutely loved the way our tour guide bought history to life for us and gave us an insight into how the early settlers and Maori interacted. She made us feel like we has stepped back in time - magical!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

You should seek out this old (allegedly "the oldest") Stone building in Newzealand's Northland if you are visiting Kerikeri. Although it is someway out of the twon there is ampe FREE car parking. The building itself is worth the trip and the shop offers a goo range of collectables as well as the more standard tourist stuff

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Stone Store is exactly how i hoped it would be, like a step back in time, I have a few 'new antiques' now too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

When you get to Kerikeri it is still a long way through the town to find the site. I'm told that they have changed the road and taken down a bridge! follow the signs to the "historical sites" and you will get there eventually. There is a good parking place and you walk over a bridge to get to the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I was looking forward to visiting the Stone Store and Kemp House. However Kemp House was closed and the adjoining café was closed (it looked as though the café was permanently closed). The Stone Store is indeed a very old building and nice to see from the outside. We were there at 10.00am and the first tour of the building... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Nice little shop with NZ made goods. Great exhibit upstairs about the history of the area. Very good tour of the mission house next door. Friendly tour guide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Stone House and the buildings around are well kept, with good parking, and easy access. We didn't the Pear Tree cafe as we had already eaten too much today, though my memory of a previous visit was that it was well worth while. The grounds here are well looked after, those orchards looked so inviting. Lovely place. Relaxing and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Definitely a great place to visit. Really nice grounds to stroll around in and relax with numerous breeds of chicken/bird life just rocking about. Great little store full of practical and quirky gift ideas. The woman behind the counter was so passionate about the history of the area, she spent a long time talking to an elderly couple who we're... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went there for the first time in quite a few years. The exhibition at the Stone Store has been brought up to date and contains much of interest (and there is some interesting stuff in the shop too), and the Kemp house has been restored really well after a flood some years ago. The closure of the road that used... More 

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Concord, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A wonderfully preserved example of how the first Europeans lived in NZ. And a great selection of interesting period items for sale.

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