The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station 1819

The Bay of Islands is New Zealand’s foremost historic area, birthplace to Māori and Pakeha (European) relations and home of the Kerikeri Mission Station.


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Established in 1819, the Kerikeri Mission Station is one of the first places in New Zealand where Māori invited visitors to live among them. Built under the protection of local Māori chiefs who were keen to harness the trade and technology of Europe, Kerikeri Mission Station grew amidst a backdrop of tribal warfare and ever increasing visits from foreign ships.

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Our experienced guides share stories of fierce warriors and drunken sailors and earnest missionaries who preached, taught and battled to spread the Christian message amongst Māori, a proud people with their own ancient traditions.

The Kerikeri Mission Station is also the site of two of the country’s oldest surviving buildings- The Stone Store and Kemp House.


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Physical address

The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station 1819, 246 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, Northland, 0230, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Daily 10am - 5pm (Nov - Apr); Daily 10am - 4pm (May - Oct)
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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Pricing and Conditions

Adult $10.00
Other charges:
Accompanied children free (High school age and under)
Further pricing information:
All visitors are welcome to browse in the Stone Store Shop (ground floor) for free. Take a guided tour of Kemp House with our experienced guides and have access to the Stone Store museum for $10 per adult. Children are free.

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