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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  • Virtually dead, chooks and signs about car thieves. What happened to this once vibrant tourist spot? I took a tourist to visit on my first venture there for many years, there were no people, you could...  read more »
  • must see for any visitors lots of early history here. Best to take the short drive from town unless you like a hike 
  • I liked the house tour, Ok partly because it was pouring with rain at the time! It is the first English-style house in NZ so has a lot of history, and the Stone Store has an interesting museum 
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