Begin your Kerikeri visit with
A Drive along Kerikeri Road
and indulge in an adventure of art, food, cafe culture, boutique shopping
 and at the northern end, NZ's most historic site at the Stone Store Basin.


First stop for most visitors is Makana Confections hand-made gift-quality chocolates,
using only the freshest, natural ingredients. Open 7 days
407 6800.
 Across to Interiors Dundee for swamp kauri furniture and giftware, 407 8767  
 Next up is Pete's Pioneer & Transport Museum where you can take a step back to yesteryear with an amazing collection of vehicles, and pioneering displays. Open Tues - Sun 4077 618. Info Centre  
Heading towards the township is Kaan Zamaan Gallery which holds regular Art Exhibitions.
Enter the hub of the township, which is now one-way, for ease of use and parking.
A must visit is the Chris Booth sculpture in the domain, near the Procter Library and Council office.
The subtropical themed Main Street is a delight, and there are plenty of alfresco cafes and a wide range of food &
shops on offer.
Through the other side of town is our own Kerikeri School of Music.
Just down the Stone Store hill is the free-to-visit Wharepuke Subtropical Gardens, a Garden of Significance with the NZ Garden Trust. Also, with a print studio and gallery, and restaurant.
Not to be missed!
Down the hill to the site of NZ's earliest 'trading post', since 1819.
Kerikeri Mission Station includes the oldest wooden house to survive, and the unique Stone Store, open 7 days.
A superb spot for The Pear Tree Restaurant which is also
open 7 Days 407 8479.
While you're at the Basin, check out Rewa's Village and Discoverers' Garden. Also, a bush walk to the local waterfall.  
Nearby is the very special Parrot Place, a must-do for all animal lovers.

Just north of Kerikeri on State Highway 10 is a kauri forest complete with boardwalk and easy parking & access,
not to be missed. 



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