Kerikeri, the largest town in Northland New Zealand, is a popular tourist destination about a three hour drive north of Auckland.
A rapidly expanding center of sub-tropical climate and vast horticulture. Kerikeri is in the Far North District and lies at the western extremity of the Kerikeri inlet, a northwestern arm of the Bay of Islands, where fresh water of the Kerikeri River enters the salty Pacific Ocean.
The Kerikeri Mission Station, also known as Kemp House, is New Zealand’s oldest standing European building. Built in 1821, this elegant wooden home has the protection of the Historic Places Trust. Nearby is the Stone Store, which dates back to 1832 and is New Zealand’s oldest stone building.
Kerikeri is widely known for it’s successful horticulture, niche food products, fabulous chocolates, boutique vineyards, art galleries, cafes and crafts. Kerikeri has two ‘Gardens of National Significance’: Palmco and Wharepuke Gardens – both places to enjoy a quiet walk and discover plants you may not have seen before. Only slightly more challenging is a 1 1/2 hour round trip bush walk up the river to our spectacular Rainbow Falls.