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Kerikeri

Country
New Zealand
State
New Zealand (General)
City
Kerikeri
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By air

Regular daily flights from by Air New Zealand's subsidiary, Eagle Air. The Kerikeri airport is a few kilometres west of the town, located at 35°26'28" South, 173°91'2" East.

By car

Kerikeri is a pleasant three-hour drive north of Auckland, via State Highway 1 and the last 12 km on State Highway 10.

By bus

The Northliner Express and nakedbus coach travels daily between Auckland and Kerikeri via Whangarei and Paihia.

Key places to visit
Mission House, The Stone Store, Kororipo Pa , Steam Driven Sawmill, Art at Wharepuke


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Places to Visit

Mission House

a much visited building, this is the oldest wooden structure in New Zealand. It was built 1822 for the Rev John Butler, NZ's first clergyman. Originally called the Mission House, it was then Kemp House for more than 100 years, but has now reverted to its original name.

The Stone Store

a former storehouse, is the oldest stone building in New Zealand, construction having begun in 1832. The building has been restored to its original state and is one of the most photographed buildings in the country.

Kororipo Pa

stands at the head of the Kerikeri Inlet which was known as Te Waha o te Riri (the inlet of war) not long after the missionaries arrived. It was once once Hongi Hika’s fortressed pa, and fishing village

Steam Driven Sawmill

not quite perpetual motion, but this mill provides its own fuel and is a great favourite with tourists and steam engine buffs alike. The whole mill is powered by a large steam plant which is fired by waste wood from the trees being milled.

Art at Wharepuke

Art Gallery of NZ and internationally acclaimed artists. Focus on printmaking.

Right Time to Visit

January - March
October - December

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