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  • Address: Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0470, New Zealand
  • Admission: Free

By the bay and on a river, the fertile town of Kerikeri is a historic little town with a swag of natural attractions.

Walkways follow the course of the Kerikeri River as it meanders inland from the Bay of Islands, passing recreation reserves, pretty pools and Wharepoke and Rainbow waterfalls along the way.

Kayaking on the river is popular here, along with visiting winery cellar doors to sip local wines and sample local produce grown in the area’s rich agricultural soils.

There’s plenty of history here, including the 1830s Stone Store and 1822 Mission House, New Zealand’s oldest buildings. The furnishings and displays date from the early 19th century when missionaries first settled the area. Nearby, Rewa’s Village re-creates a pre-colonial Maori village.

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The town of Kerikeri is on the northern edge of the Bay of Islands on New Zealand’s North Island, straddling the River Kerikeri winding in from the bay.

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Kerikeri and Crafts Half-Day Tour from Bay of Islands, Bay of Islands, null

Kerikeri and Crafts Half-Day Tour from Bay of Islands

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Visit the historical town of Kerikeri — home to the country’s first permanent mission station and some of its oldest buildings — on this afternoon tour from ...  Read more

Location: Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $40.53
Private Tour: Bay of Islands Tour with Wine Tasting, Bay of Islands, Day Trips

Private Tour: Bay of Islands Tour with Wine Tasting

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This private full-day, Bay of Islands Sightseeing tour is specially designed to show you all the highlights of this brilliant place. You will be shown around ...  Read more

Location: Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $139.84

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