Kerikeri Mission Station

Free experience
Kerikeri Mission Station

What you can expect

A place of cultural and historic significance, Kerikeri Mission Station was established in 1819 and is still standing strong today. One of the country's first site where Māori invited European immigrants to settle amongst them, the Station's buildings are now a place where visitors can learn about the the hidden lives of the locals, both Māori and European. With local guides touring the grounds to teach visitors about its history and importance to the region, the Station is bursting with things to do. Even the young ones will be catered to with the Children's Chores Tour running at 11am daily and offering the kids a hands-on look into what life was once like in the area. Some of the main highlights in the area include Stone Store; a former trading post, library, barracks and boys' school, Kemp House; the oldest building in New Zealand and a Georgian designed family home, and the Heritage Gardens and Orchards; growing for the last 200 years, it is the country's oldest European garden.


What you need to know

  • Scandals & Scoundrels Tour
  • Hymns & Hers
  • Blood, Sweat & Treaty
  • Children's Chores
  • Twilight Tour
  • Garden Tour
Operating Hours
  • Closed Christmas Day & Anzac Day (until 1pm)
  • Summer (November to April)
  • Daily
  • 10am to 5pm
  • Honey House Cafe: 10am to 4pm
  • Winter (May to October)
  • Daily
  • 10am to 4pm
  • Honey House Cafe: Closed
Additional Information
  • Stones Store Shop FREE
  • Kemp House & Stones Store Museum Guided Tour
  • Unaccompanied Children: NZ$3.50
  • Accompanied Children (up to 18 years): FREE
  • Adults: NZ$10
  • Heritage New Zealand members: FREE
  • Subject to change
Historic attraction
Informative and interesting tours
Numerous guided tours around grounds
Great for all ages
Scenic setting
Established 1819
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