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“Must See for Kiwis. Great NZ historical site.”

The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station
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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 January 22, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to the Stone Store and surrounding garden and park. Quaint shop selling amazing arts, crafts, foods and gadgets + lots more. All set to a kiwiana and historical theme. Overall a lovely little spot on Kerikeri Basin.

Thank Coco D
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We had a tour of the Kemp Mission House, admission for this included free entry to the top 2 floors of the Stone Store. Our guide, Esther was fabulous, her commentary was interesting, captivating in fact, her knowledge was fantastic. We were really impressed with how she included and kept the interest of our 8 year old son throughout, she is a real asset to the place. The gift store at the Stone Store is a real treasure trove...something to be found for everyone! The information and displays upstairs in the Stone Store are fantastic. The condition of Kemp House is amazing. A beautiful piece of NZ history!

Thank cynthia k
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

The building looks nice but is basically a old colonial era stone building with a tourist-trap like store inside it.

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Worth a look, had some different souvenirs. Nice spot for a picnic and a swim if you want, cafe next door and lots of parking over the bridge.

Thank Warrick L
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

New Zealand's oldest stone building and worth a visit if you are in the area. Nice attractive gardens also a maori fishing village and river were you can take a swim if you like. A beautiful area for a picnic.Everything is free but if you like you can go up and look threw the "Stone Store" for about $10.

Thank Sonjamik
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