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Stone Store - Kerikeri Mission Station

246 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9236
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Ranked #3 of 7 attractions in Kerikeri
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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New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Stone Store and adjacent Kemp House are the two oldest buildings in New Zealand. They give a very good idea of conditions for early missionaries in New Zealand. The displays are very well set out and interesting .Very good attendants dressed in period costume.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Loved visiting the Stone Store and the Mission House. The guides are very knowledgeable and give you time to look around. Great display on the top floor of the Stone Store as well.

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ferntree gully
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Really fascinating look back at earliest building in NZ and the history that surrounded it and the colonization of North Island of NZ. Well worth having a gentle leisurely stroll around it and looking at all of the displays inside. Guides were dressed in period costume and happily took us for a quiet look as they explained the background of... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Interesting building to visit, bottom floor is set as an old store and has things you can buy, would recommend to take the tour as its worth it to learn about the history of it and the surrounding area - you can also look at the old wooden mission house behind the store too, top story of the stone store... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Oldest stone building in New Zealand. Interesting history and set in a nice garden shared with adjacent Mission House. We did not do the guided tour, but enjoyed nosying around the ground floor of the Stone Store and wandering in the gardens.

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Yealmpton, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

A guided tour gave access to the upper two Stone store floors as well as Kemp House. It proved invaluable in understanding and providing a context for both the buildings and missionary work. We could not recommend it more highly. Kemp house rather than the Stone Store is the real treasure to see. As an aside, Brits get free entry... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
66 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The area of the stone store [ NZ's first stone house], Kemp House,[ NZ's first european house ] St James' church and Rewas Pa makes an ideal tranquil day out. This is the first time I have seen a town remove a road and its bridge to bring any area back to a condition that enables you to get a... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Superb easy walk. Take a camera. I recommend to visit the same day Rainbow Falls, a parrot place and a museum.

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Vancouver
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

First floor is representative of a store a hundred years ago and very fascinating to walk through. They give tours ever hour for the upstairs small museum, but it has a fee and we choice not to do it. Beautiful, scenic area outside to walk through.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

What a brilliant little shop. Full of curiosities and charming items for sale. Local crafts, old time tools, jewellery etc. Well done.

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