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The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station
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Kerikeri and Crafts Half-Day Tour from Bay of Islands
Ranked #2 of 40 things to do in Kerikeri
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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.
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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“very interesting”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

great little place to visit very photogenic even when it was raining. Lots of history. restaurant next door had good food with local home made produce available as well. heirloom garden great as well as seeing the trout in the river.

Visited April 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Back in the day”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Family enjoyed the visit to the stone store, cool bridge across the river with options for walks to Rainbow falls but it's quite a long walk.

Big tree for the kids to climb and heaps of parking.

In the stone store all the staff were dressed in period costume and were friendly and knowledgeable.

We decided not to take the tour, however it is reasonably priced at $10 for adults and children no charge to tour the upstairs of the stone house and grounds.

Visited October 2013
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Auckland
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“Loved the shop”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had a look around the ground floor and were interested in the historical items there. The shop in the little room alongside was full of items to buy that seemed just a little different and 'unique' from the usual selection in gift stores.

Visited October 2013
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Townsville, Australia
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“Beautiful Historic Building”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

A beautiful building with lovely architecture. Worth viewing the building from back further where you can fully appreciate it within its surroundings (see attached photo) as well as up close. The freeroaming chooks and geese (see attached photo) were a hit with the kids. With New Zealand being such a young country it is great to be able to enjoy this slice of history.

Visited December 2012
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“Interesting”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

The stone house was situated in a very pretty part of the town. It was also funny to see roosters roaming around in the car park across the river.

Visited September 2013
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