Explore Kerikeri – A town full of character, charm and flavour
Explore Kerikeri. Kerikeri has a long, colourful history. The Kerikeri Mission Station, which includes Kemp House and the Stone Store was established in 1819. Kemp House was completed in 1822 and the Stone Store in 1832.
Both buildings were in everyday use over a long period of time. The Stone Store was a trading post, library, barrack, school and was purchased by the Historic Places Trust in 1975. During the summer months of November to April it is open everyday from 10am to 5pm. St James church is also on the same site and was built in 1878.
These days Kerikeri is a thriving small town with great cafés, restaurants and shopping. It also has a number of markets every week and is the main town for business in the mid north.
Kerikeri (Bay of Islands) airport is a ten minute drive from the centre of town and Air New Zealand provides 4 or 5 flights a day to Auckland.
Kerikeri boasts many other local tourist attractions including great walks, waterfalls and an ancient kauri forest. It is also close to the main Bay of Islands tourist towns of Paihia and Russell.
Drive time from Auckland is typically about 3.5 hours via SH1 and SH10. There is also a very reliable Inter City coach service from Auckland.
Need a rental car for your trip?
Far North Rentals, Kerikeri offers high-quality and reliable vehicles, 24/7 roadside assistance and competitive rates.