The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station, Kerikeri

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New Zealand's oldest surviving stone building, The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station replaced an earlier wood structure in the 1830s. Constructed by mason William Parrott and a team of Maori workers, the building served as a trading post of a missionary community. The store sold farm produce to passing ships, and European goods to the local Maori population. Today, the well-preserved building offers local souvenirs and serves as the starting point for tours of the nearby mission house, another structure dating from the first half of the 19th century. Just uphill from here you can join a signposted historical walk leading to a wooden Anglican church, a photogenic building erected in 1878. Arrange to visit The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station and other attractions in Kerikeri using our Kerikeri trip planner .
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  • Well worth a visit a beautiful part of Northland which has some interesting history. Didn’t do a tour but the staff are very knowledgeable and dress the part. Beautiful gardens and an awesome tea room...  more »
  • Visited Stone Store and Kemp House as part of a cycling trip (C2K) organised by Northland Experiences - tour was wonderful because the guide was very interesting, knowledgeable and enthusiastic - her ...  more »
  • The buildings are amazing, the history and the upkeep of these houses and grounds is spectacular. But the best part of this experience was the guides retelling of the historical facts surrounding this...  more »
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  • Loved this store. A fabulous shop in a historic stone stone. Just right!
  • It is amazingly relaxed to walk around inside of the historic stone building, viewing the items connected history or picking up a few things as the trip gifts.
  • Great history and attentive staff ready to answer questions.
  • Beautiful place with so much history.
  • Cute little cottage, one of the oldest buildings in New Zealand.
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