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Kerikeri was once home to the fearsome Maori chief Hongi Hika, but today is better known for citrus orchards, historic buildings and arts and crafts.

Stone Store, KerikeriNew Zealand’s oldest standing stone building, the ‘Stone Store’, and its oldest standing wooden structure, the ‘Kerikeri Mission House’ live side-by-side in the heart of town, still looking just as good as they did when built in the 1840s.

Kerikeri has a lively café scene, plenty of wineries and several gourmet food producers, easily linked in a regional tour.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Kerikeri

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Kerikeri, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Kerikeri

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    Places near Kerikeri

    Accommodation choices for Kerikeri

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Kerikeri. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • French cottage, Bed of Roses, Kerikeri

      Bed of Roses

      First Class

      With just three guest rooms, the Bed of Roses B&B has a personal and welcoming atmosphere, and is located close to the historic Stone Store, and the center of Kerikeri.

    • Avalon Resort, Kerikeri

      Avalon Resort

      First Class

      Located within a secluded valley, Avalon Resort consists of luxury cottages, which overlook the lakes and native garden, and studios that are based around the natural pool area.

    Ideas for experiencing Kerikeri

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Kerikeri, and which use the best local guides.

    • Cape Reinga Fly/Drive
      Ninety Mile Beach, Northland

      Cape Reinga Fly/Drive

      Cape Reinga Fly/Drive

      This unforgettable excursion is a five hour tour of Cape Reinga and the extreme Northland. The day starts with a breathtaking flight over the west coast of Northland in a Cessna aircraft. This is the perfect — indeed, the only — way to put this stunning scenery into perspective.

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