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“Lovely little area packed with history...”

The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 27, 2012

...and an alternative (read no tourist tat), well priced gift store. Perfect spot for a picnic and the gateway to several walks in the area. Tours are available and the staff where very friendly and eager to impart information about the site.

Thank Carole W
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Didn't like the old stuff sold in that place. Bought a magnet that looks like the stone store house. Overall its just a souvenir store.

Thank Kelly E
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Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

wow how things change in a few years our memories of the store and mission house certanly didn't meet todays reality we left feeling disapointed and didn't bother to see the other sights in the area

Thank rwoots
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Everyone told us to visit the stone house and we are glad we did.This is a must when you are in Kerikeri.The ladies that work there are the right ones for this job. They are amazing

Thank Kay K
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

I was just blown away by the friendly & informative staff in this store - we stopped in just to have a look and 30 mins later left with an armload of goodies and a head full of interesting knowledge. Would have loved to have been able to do the tour upstairs, but we just ran out of time .... can't wait for the next trip to Kerikeri so I can go back

Thank Waveney M
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