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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  • We walked from one side to the other, a real tranquil place to visit, don't forget to get your photo taken outside the store. Cross over to the other side and spot the unusual Roosters and hens. 
  • A short 5-10 minute drive from KeriKeri. Such a beautiful place to visit as the sunsets and rises. Walking across the bridge to get to the Stone Store & Kemp House the views are incredible! Great insi...  more »
  • Great area to visit - you can walk to rainbow falls from here if you wish. two cafes to choose from. Awesome well kept grounds - a must see spot in Kerikeri 
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  • Absolutely gorgeous place. Pretty flower & fruit garden, small stream with ducks and geese