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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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Beautiful grounds

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Gorgeous walk through the garden and over the bridge. The lady working there was super friendly and help full :) The entry is free in the shop but there is a fee for a tour and upstairs.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My husband and I visited this store on a short break. The store is full of history and charm of days gone by and we paid $7 to view the upstairs museum which was very interesting the area surrounding it is gorgeous. there is also the church and oldest home in NZ that you can view in close proximity.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Visited the Stone stone and enjoyed the scenery surrounding it and the gardens, nice gift shop reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Must admit this location took a bit of finding but when we arrived it was well worth it. For us the visit was in two parts a) the Stone Store and b) the Mission Station and house. We found the store very interesting and to see the type of items an old hardware store sold and also to read about... More 

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Address: 246 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-407 9236
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri

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