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
  • Nice location for these early settlers houses. Georgian house and store still selling bits and bobs. 8 bucks for admission to a very small museum l thought a bit much.  more »
  • Beautiful stone house in an amazing setting which I would imagine hasnt changed much in the last hundred years. Worth a visit.  more »
  • We parked across the river and went over the new bridge. Beautiful fast flowing river over rocks, coming out to a small jetty in front of the stone store. Items in the store of so-so interest, but ent...  more »
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  • Absolutely gorgeous place. Pretty flower & fruit garden, small stream with ducks and geese