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Discover Kerikeri - Afternoon tour from the Bay of Islands

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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At a Glance

3 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Take an afternoon day trip from Paihia to Kerikeri for a tour of the historical settlement. A knowledgeable guide takes you to the Stone Store and Mission House, home to New Zealand’s first permanent mission station. Then visit an organic vineyard for a wine and coffee tasting, and enjoy further delights at a local chocolate factory.

Highlights

  • Afternoon tour from Paihia to Kerikeri
  • Visit the Mission House, New Zealand’s oldest standing wooden structure
  • Purchase gifts and souvenirs at the Stone Store
  • Learn about Kerikeri’s history of the Maori and the European settlers
  • Try organic wine and coffee at Ake Ake Vineyard, and sample chocolate at Makana Confections

What To Expect

Learn about the history of the Northland’s Maori people and New Zealand’s first European settlement on an afternoon tour of Kerikeri. Meet your guide at the Paihia waterfront and board your coach for... More
Learn about the history of the Northland’s Maori people and New Zealand’s first European settlement on an afternoon tour of Kerikeri. Meet your guide at the Paihia waterfront and board your coach for the drive northwest.

Your first stop on your tour is just outside of town at a family-run winery called Ake Ake. Here, take a break to sip organic wine
... More
Learn about the history of the Northland’s Maori people and New Zealand’s first European settlement on an afternoon tour of Kerikeri. Meet your guide at the Paihia waterfront and board your coach for the drive northwest.

Your first stop on your tour is just outside of town at a family-run winery called Ake Ake. Here, take a break to sip organic wine and taste coffee before heading back into Kerikeri. 

With your guide, visit two of the country’s oldest buildings dating back to European colonization. At the Mission House, hear about the Maori chief Hongi Hika, who led the Musket Wars, and learn of the work of the island’s first European (Pakeha) missionaries. See displays about Reverend Marsden, a missionary who planted the area’s first grapevines. You can purchase gifts and souvenirs at the Stone Store, the country’s oldest stone building, which stands next to the Kemp House.

Then get a taste of local delights at Makana Confections. Watch the manufacture of chocolate and sample a few pieces before re-boarding your coach for the return drive to Paihia, where your tour ends. 

What's Included

Wine and coffee tasting
Chocolate tasting
Live commentary on board
Local guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up is 1.00pm from the Maritime Building in Paihia.

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Concludes in Paihia at approximately 4:15pm

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 18 years
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  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This
... More
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Even though it was rainy, it was a...
WILLIAM S
, Jun 2018
Even though it was rainy, it was a good day. The tour guide was really great and we got to see so much. Beautiful place.
Tour was fantastic. Our guide was very...
Mandy
, Aug 2017
Tour was fantastic. Our guide was very knowledgeable
A great afternoon trip. I loved the...
Natalie M
, Nov 2016
A great afternoon trip. I loved the visit to the chocolate factory, the stone house and the Ancient Kauri kingdom.
This was a great tour. It gave us...
Monica O
, Nov 2015
This was a great tour. It gave us the opportunity to see a bit of this area. As we arrived on a cruise ship we were not interested in doing on water, we wanted an land activity. My only suggestion is that it may of been easier to actually get the bus from the place were we tendered as the place were we got the bus was quite crowded and I missed seeing the bus as there were so many buses there and I walked around for a while trying to find it - even if the voucher stated that the boarding stop is the Maritime Building near the name of the tour place. Loved the chocolate place.
This tour was above expectations...
Dawn J
, Jan 2014
This tour was above expectations. The pickup was prompt and hassle free. The tour bus driver was friendly and had a wealth of local knowledge. We booked this tour for a land day while cruising and it ended up being just a small group tour. So, it was almost like having your own chauffeur driven tour; at a fraction of the price for similar tours that we could have chosen. I would recommend this tour and this company to all other travellers.
The weather wasn't good so it was...
Denis R
, Oct 2013
The weather wasn't good so it was perfect for this orientation trip. The stone house was very interesting.
A very interesting and informative...
Janice K
, Oct 2010
A very interesting and informative tour. Our bus driver was very knowledgable about the area and there was a good mix of things to do and places to see. The tour of the winery was great and seeing the old buildings in Kerikeri was a wonderful experience. All in all a most enjoyable way to spend a half a day!

Product code: 3910_KKP_B

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