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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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Still trading after 200 years

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Stone Store gives you a fell of the the early days when the country was founded. They have interesting souvenirs for sale reminding you of days gone by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Open for business since 1836, the Stone Store continues to trade a lovely selection of tourist trinkets, historical items and good quality local crafts. The garden is very pretty. One of the prettiest views of the store is from the opposite side of the inlet across the water. Kemp house was visited by tour only and we fortunately arrived just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Memorable - A excellent selection of merchandise to choose from. Displays from history and information about the Stone store. Well presented and with staff in costume.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This really nice old building has a store inside that sells tourist type things including replicas of old historical items. Very interesting and worth a few minutes visit. The grounds are nice and right on the water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was included as part of a tour. Our guide was very good, he told us all about the history of the house. The stone store is a lovely building and there are some nice things to buy. There are pretty gardens with a huge magnolia tree , waterfall and sitting areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Mission Station is wonderfully preserved because it remained in the family of the last missionary until recently. The Store has three floors to explore with interesting exhibits and artifacts on every level, some relating to when the building was constructed.

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