The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station 1822, Kerikeri

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New Zealand's oldest surviving stone building, The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station 1822 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. Plan your visit to The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station 1822 and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kerikeri vacation builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • this is a must stop as it is a beautiful building, ancient stone floors and lovely old shelving with amazing things to buy. Service was a bit slow to start but fine once they were coerced into giving ...  more »
  • Greeted by chicken wandering the car park, we crossed the bridge and went to the Stone Store... fun to look through, I liked the subtle mix of old exhibits and items you can buy - but we didn't pay to...  more »
  • Back in February 2016 and staying nearby we spent a morning visiting the very interesting and historic old Stone Store and Kemp House, set right by the river and adjacent Kerikeri inlet.  more »
Google
  • Absolutely gorgeous place. Pretty flower & fruit garden, small stream with ducks and geese