Kerikeri Basin, Stone Store & Mission House
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If you love history, nature, niche food products, boutique vineyards, art galleries, cafes and crafts, you will love Kerikeri.
Kerikeri was home ground for the fearsome Hongi Hika, a Maori chief who terrorised many tribes throughout the North Island in the early 1800s. Yet he was kind to missionaries - allowing Samuel Marsden to establish New Zealand's second mission station here.
Today the area is known for its orchards, wineries and art galleries. Lunch in one of the many outdoor cafés, indulge in delicious handmade chocolates or limoncello. Kerikeri also has its own natural skincare range, which is ‘made of New Zealand’.
Kerikeri has excellent sporting facilities including golf, all-weather tennis and yachting. For the nature enthusiasts, the Rainbow Falls and the Puketi Forest are definitely worth a visit.
Within minutes by car or an hour's walk from the Kerikeri Basin car park is the 27 metre Rainbow Falls. Further afield lies the Puketi Forest, an ideal place to tramp and view kauri trees from a boardwalk which also has wheelchair access.
Historical highlights of Kerikeri are the Kerikeri Mission House, the country’s oldest house built by John Butler in 1821, and the Mission’s Stone Store dating from 1832, New Zealand’s oldest stone building. These wonderful buildings are regarded as the “Cradle of the Nation”, and are a must for all visitors to the Bay of Islands.
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Great location within walking distance of the historic landing area and the bustling village with restaurants within both areas. Centrally situated to Northlands beaches, forests, walking tracks.View Details View Rates & Availability
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Experience the winterless North from the comfort of our beautifully maintained motel. An ideal stepping stone to explore the region and a perfect location to enjoy the charm of historic Kerikeri.View Details View Rates & Availability
The Kerikeri Mission Station has two of New Zealand's oldest buildings; the Stone Store and Kemp House are essential sights for heritage lovers. Inspired tours, an historic shopping experience, heritage gardens and the Honey House café await you.View Details
Located in the stunning Bay of Islands, we are situated in the Winterless North, overlooking the 144 islands of the Bay. Experience spectacular panoramic views from 16,000ft!View Details
The Bay of Islands is New Zealand’s foremost historic area, birthplace to Māori and Pakeha (European) relations and home of the Kerikeri Mission Station.View Details
Adventure Puketi offers personalised guided day and night walks into the majestic Puketi Rainforest in the Bay of Islands (BOI). A fascinating insight into New Zealands subtropical flora and fauna, especially the magnificent Kauri Tree.View Details View Rates & Availability