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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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Stone Store - memories of the Flintstones, and other trading store history

Great piece of History. Kiwiana at its best, and I loved the store and its memorabelia. The walk and Parking was great

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great piece of History. Kiwiana at its best, and I loved the store and its memorabelia. The walk and Parking was great

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Took my grandsons 8 and 9. They loved knowing it was build by one of their first pakeha relative that came to New Zealand. Especially when we crossed the river on the rocks and slipped over on the way back when it was raining and we got all wet. The were naked sitting in the car covered in towels when... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A little bit of history makes this rather photogenic place an attraction. Watching the ducks etc on the ebb and flow of the river was nice too while we ate a picnic lunch here and chatted to other picnickers. Lots of different types of ducks about too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My 11 year old daughter and I had a great time at the Stone Store. We decided to do the combo of the museum upstairs, and a visit to Kemp House next store. Our guide, Kristie, was phenomenal. We first went over to Kemp House and the whole place seemed to come alive due to Kirstie's great way of bringing... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Beautiful grounds. Great story behind it and really cute gift shop. We bought way too much. They have different things than you find in all the other stores in NZ. Don't miss the country's oldest fruiting tree.

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Matamata, N.Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

What a lovely spot this is and so interesting with all the history surrounding the buildings. Gardens are well kept, Kemp House so lovely and the river and waterfront just beautiful. We visit here everytime we go to Kerikeri. Lovely cafe here too. One of our favourite places.

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Neuss, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

nice place to relace and enjoy the view and the weather. Placed next to the water souroundet by trees and plats

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lovely look around NZs oldest store, it is very quaint and the ladies there were very chatty and knowledgeable. Would've like to have had time to do the additional tour through the museum and Kemp house as it was only $12 each, thought that was very reasonable. Next time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

very nice to see the first stone house in New Zealand. Walk over the river to see the station in its full glorie

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We did the tour of Kemp house and the Stone Store. Both were well worth the visit. The guided tour gave a good insight into the history of the buildings and early settlement. The tour guide was very pleasant and gave an interesting and informative overview of the property. The buildings are set in a beautiful scenic area and it... More 

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