Kerikeri

Kerikeri

Relaxed, bustling town 242.1 km North of Auckland. Full of artists, galleries, crafts and shopping. There are lots of walks to do, vineyards to visit and if wet a cinema to visit.

It is the first place in New Zealand, where grape vines were planted in 1819, and is the centre of a rapidly expanding area of sub-tropical fruit production.

You will find some of NZ’s most historic buildings there. The Mission House (also called Kemp House) was built in 1821 and is the oldest wooden structure still standing in NZ. The Stone Store was built from 1832 - 1836, and is NZ’s oldest stone building. They are in a beautiful setting down by the river.

If you are there on a Saturday visit the Packhouse Market.

At the Bay of Islands Old Packhouse Market you will find good, honest, farm fresh products plus value added produce, fabulous artisan breads & pastries, delicious “street” food, great coffee and music.
The Old Packhouse Market is also a good place to purchase gifts from a wide range of talented Arts and Crafts stallholders. Open every Saturday from 8.00am indoor and outdoor – RAIN OR SHINE!!

Bay of Islands Airport is on the out skirts of Kerikeri with domestic flights many times of the day.