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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
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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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Pukekohe, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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44 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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Kerikeri, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It was great to visit a building steeped in NZ history. Don't forget to cross the bridge - there is a great park across the river for picnics and plenty of room for family activities

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North Shore, Auckland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is such a pretty spot by the river (and much improved by the removal of the ugly bridge) and the Stone Store and Kemp House are great to visit (if you belong to Heritage NZ you can get in for free). The information about Kemp House and the upstairs museum in the Store is really interesting and beautifully displayed.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Very interesting bit of NZ history worth visting ,with cafe's close by including a nice one in Kemp House. Bit of road works going on ready for busy summer time I expect. Take a walk over the bridge too !

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Auckland, New Zealand
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78 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Well worth a visit as is the surrounding area and gardens and the Pear tree restaurant. This 1830 building has agreat history as has the adjacent old mission Kemp house.

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We ducked into The Stone Store to get out of the sun and wait out our post-lunch grogginess before driving again, and it was a great decision. The store is divided into two halves, one half retailing goods that would've normally been sold during its beginning days as a trading post, and other half retailing goods from more recent, sentimental... More

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Kearneysville, West Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great place to buy a reminder of the trip, walk the trail and see the birds. Stop by the restaurant next door for lunch or dinner

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