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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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76 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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22 reviews 22 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Would have like to see more locally produced things for sale - quite a lot of imported things and nothing stood out but it was interesting to look around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It was a grt expirince 2 visit the historice stone work place in kiwiland..natural things can b developed so beautifully..amazing..

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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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