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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  • Wonderful historic village. Beautiful walking tracks. Has little areas for a bbq, can swim, fish and has a cafe by the stone house. Beautiful views, ducks and chickens to welcome you for memorable vis...  more »
  • We had to come to the stone store as the guest staying with us wanted to purchase some fabric that she saw last October I loved the kiwiana room with all the amazing retro stuff in it. As I am into th...  more »
  • Park and walk over the bridge to the Kemp House 1822 and Stone Store 1836. Both are in good condition inside and out with lots of brochures and displays explaining the history of the area. Two major p...  more »
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  • . (03/2017) Oldest stone building in New Zealand. Interesting history and maintaining a vintage look. Store is very well preserved and filled with retro stuff. Helpful staff who are dressed in period attire. Overall setup encompasses a church, garden, port, harbour, an old tree and a house An unforgettable experience.
  • Absolutely gorgeous place. Pretty flower & fruit garden, small stream with ducks and geese
  • Friendly helpful staff in a rustic authentic environment.
  • Beautiful setting a full tour of both is a must
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