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Kemp's house on the inlet
Kerikeri Mission Station
aka Kemp House

New 3 screen Cathay
Cathay Cinema

The Centre, kerikeri
The Centre
    Marsden Estate Winery
Rainbow falls
Things to see and do around Kerikeri and The Far North

«« Just a short level
walk to Rainbow Falls

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Stone Store/Kemp House hours
Daily 10am - 5pm Nov - April
Daily 10am - 4pm May - Oct
Closed Christmas Day.


There's plenty to discover in and around the
Bay of Islands and the Far North.
Kerikeri attractions
Stone Store Basin
Start at the Stone Store Basin area and relive Kerikeri's past in the Stone Store and Kemp House (The Kerikeri Mission Station) before working your way round the village.
Enjoy a round of golf at Kauri Cliffs or Waitangi courses, but don't let the panoramic sea views spoil your shot.
Kerikeri's fine course is located close to the town centre.
Drive out to Opito Bay on the Northern side of the inlet and discover The Yacht Club and Doves Bay Marina.
Practice your serve at the Waipapa Tennis Courts.
Take it out on the balls at.........
       Marty's Golf Driving Range.

Enjoy the rural feel at
Tee-Tree Cafe.
Click for Marty's
The Sunday Farmer's Market - operating for some years now - is a well-established part of the Kerikeri lifestyle.
Experience some of the excellent river and forest
walks or fish the streams lakes, or sea.
An excellent family outing, is to make the pilgrimage to the Marsden Cross monument, (well signposted) erected in 1907 to the memory of Samuel Marsden and the first service (in English) that he preached there on Christmas day 1814. The Cross is found at Oihi Beach at the end of the Purerua Peninsula. After leaving your vehicle, there is a pleasant walk of about 40 minutes (round trip) through farmland to the cross. This is a very Bay-of-Islands experience. It is remote. Looking aloft to the nearby terraced Rangihoua Pa site, a natural fortress with it's commanding views of the area, it is not hard to imagine yourself there in the early 19th century.
Kerikeri now has a new 'State of the
Art' Cathay Cinema.
(Three screens.)
Also recommended is the
Cafe Cinema
Now Showing
Kate's Riding Centre has been spoken for, by several of our guests. Click on the horse for Kate's web page.
A wide variety of acts and entertainment appear at
Kerikeri's___"THE CENTRE"___ See what's on??
Kerikeri central shops
Kerikeri central shops

Kerikeri Sunday farmers market
Farmer's Sunday market

Yes you can catch Trout in kerikeri

Kate's riding centre.
Kate's Riding Centre

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to enlarge

Cable bay
Cable Bay Beach

Historic courthouse
Mangonui Court House

Mangonui harbour entrance
Mangonui Harbour entrance


Hokianga Heads sand-dunes Hokianga sand dunes

Rawene - Kohukohu car ferry Rawene-Kohukohu Ferry

Paihia summer
Lazy Paihia summer's day
Airborne ParaSailor
Distant Paihia ParaGlider
Purerua backdrop
Purerua Peninsula backdrop

Te Waimate mission house
Waimate North
Mission Station

Te Waimate entrance sign
Opening Hours

Early 1800s Te waimate painting
Artist's impression of
early Mission Station

Early church at Waimate North
Church of St. John
the Baptist

« To the North »

If you enjoy delving into the past
you could feel right at
home here - a big display.
Open seven days 9 to 5

Mangonui Heritage Trail
Click on building No. 1 on the map
to read courthouse history.

Click to enlarge
Polynesian catamaran, see synopsis bottom of page Te Aurere* at Mangonui
« To the West »
Click to enlarge Omapere beach looking Northwards Looking North up the Hokianga

Historic Clendon House Rawene Clendon House, Rawene

« To the East »

Maori Meeting house at Waitangi
Whare runanga (Meeting house)
Bay of Islands Travel Guide
Ocean-going Waka at Waitangi
Giant Waka

«To the South »
Click image to enlarge Hundertwasser designed toilets at Kawakawa
Hundertwasser designed toilets
Kawiti Glow worm caves
Waimiomio Gloworm Cave Parish church sign, Waimate North
Just north of Kerikeri, loop off State Highway 10 to Matauri Bay and the Rainbow Warrior Memorial, craft-ed by local sculptor Chris Booth. Then on to Te Ngaere, Mahineapua and Tauranga Bay, - all very fine beaches.

Skirting the East coast on S.H.10
you reach the picturesque fishing harbour of Mangonui, noted amongst other things for the excellent fish and chips at it's over-the-water cafe. A great place to eat for all ages.

Catch your own fish
off the wharf at Mangonui.
A little further on are Cooper's Beach, Cable Bay and Taipa Beach - each with it's own charm.

Venture out
along the Karikari Peninsula to the white sands of Rangiputa, then on to Golf at Carrington, plus Winery and Restaurant and then finally, Matai Bay.

Further North
lies Kaitaia with Ahipara surf beach to it's West. Head north to Houhora Harbour where, beneath Mt.Carmel you can dig Tuatua shellfish on East Beach.

Then ultimately
right on to the tip of the North Island, Cape Reinga and it's lighthouse, where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meet in a mass of turbulent waters.

Tour buses leave from Paihia for the Cape
and return via Ninety Mile Beach - a really good memorable, day's outing.

To the West is the Hokianga harbour, which has the charming and interesting (kind-of fascinating) old townships of Kohukohu on its Northern coast and
Rawene on the Southern side. These are connected by the Rawene to Kohukohu vehicular ferry. Click for Ferry Timetable Further to the West is the
Opononi area which be-came famous in the 1950's for a local resident called "Opo the Crazy Dolphin".
Press on four Kilometres and you'll reach Omapere and dramatic views of the Hokianga heads and sand dunes.

On the way back
,turn left off the highway and head down Horeke Road towards the upper harbour. Drop in and see the amazing geological formations at Wairere Gardens, in McDonnell Rd.

travel on to the Mangungu Weslyan Mission Station at the harbour's edge. Nearby, sample a brew at Aotearoa's oldest pub, the Horeke Tavern.
Drive home via Okaihau,- it's a very different world.

Paihia has a lot of touristy things going on
, - Island cruises,- thrillseeker boat rides - glass bottomed boats -dolphins - paragliding - aerial sightseeing - yachts for hire - fishing trips - scuba diving - Adventure World.

Visit the Waitangi Treaty House
and learn about local heritage and culture.
Take in the Maori meeting house
(Whare runanga), marvel at the big Wakas [canoes] and also at the people who braved the vast distances of the pacific ocean in these craft.

Take the Fastcat to historic Russell and Pompallier House, or Cape Brett, Piercy Island and the
"Hole In The Rock."

Or visit Russell via the Opua Car Ferry and drive over
to Long beach, or South down the coast to beautiful beaches and scenery.

Most importantly, wherever you go you'll usually
find a good cafe in the Bay of Islands.

Noted Austrian Architect and Artist, Friedensreich
(Fritz) Hundertwasser,
chose to end his days in
the small Northland town of Kawakawa.
Generously, he bequeathed to us as one of his last worldly offerings the design of the unique toilets which are found amidst the shops of Kawakawa.
It's a must see, - probably one of the world's more interesting lavatorial experiences - and it's free!
You'll come out smiling.

The Kawiti Glow Worm Caves are at Waimiomio, which is found a few miles South of Kawakawa. You can read about Glow Worms (NZ native flies) which glow in the dark and the history of this area at the following link -
Kawiti caves at Waimiomio Waimate North is 10 kms West along Te Ahuahu Rd,
(turn left off S.H.10 just North of Puketona Junction.)
In this small settlement with a distinctly English feeling, you will likely get more than anywhere else in the Bay
of Islands, a sense of what it would have felt like to be
a European missionary isolated in the middle of nowhere
in the early 1800's.

Te Waimate Mission Station
is the second oldest
house in NZ after the Kerikeri Mission Station (the Kemp's house) and is open daily to the public, 10am to 5pm.

Close by is the historic Church of Saint John the Baptist.
In the Churchyard cemetery are some (for NZ) very old graves and also New Zealand's oldest Oak tree.

* Te Aurere
Te Aurere is an ocean-going vessel that is the lifework of the noted Tai Tokerau elder, Hekenukumai Busby. Utilising traditional materials and navigational methods, Te Aurere has sailed several times between New Zealand, the Cook Islands and Tahiti, recreating journeys taken by Polynesian ancestors 700–800 years ago.