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
  • Well presented, well maintained and really worth a visit. We had to miss the chapel because of a damaged knee but I was sure it would be worthwhile as well. 
  • NZ's oldest building, is a very heavy stone building. to say friends in Kerikeri was telling for the car through road on the other side of the building, the slight vibration that affected buildings. We are on the opposite River Bank of parking my car, walked to the cross (that was ago the bridge is demolished) Stone Store bridge. In fact, here now about 20 years ago, for the first time went from. On the first floor now became sold various craft stores then has no memory inside is anything but. On the second floor had become prohibited to enter.
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  • Drive & park alongside in a very scenic setting. Walk across the bridge for photo opportunity and the Store is still trading. Nice coffee shop nearby. 
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  • Absolutely gorgeous place. Pretty flower & fruit garden, small stream with ducks and geese