Kerikeri New Zealand
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The Bay of Islands Golf Club in Kerikeri, NZ
The Bay of Islands Golf Club in Kerikeri, NZ
Cottle Hill Winery. Photo Tourism Northland
Cottle Hill Winery. Photo Tourism Northland
Kerikeri Basin. Photo Tourism Northland NZ
Kerikeri Basin. Photo Tourism Northland NZ
Fresh Flowers at Market. Tourism Northland
Fresh Flowers at Market. Tourism Northland
Stone Store in Kerikeri. Tourism Northland
Stone Store in Kerikeri. Tourism Northland
Kerikeri Tea. Photo Tourism Northland NZ
Kerikeri Tea. Photo Tourism Northland NZ
Kerikeri Markets. Photo Tourism Northland
Kerikeri Markets. Photo Tourism Northland
Inside Stone Store. Tourism Northland NZ
Inside Stone Store. Tourism Northland NZ

Kerikeri Information

Kerikeri in New Zealand is a popular tourist destination situated in the Northland Region with a population of about 6,500 people. In the Maori language the town Kerikeri is pronounced with a rolled r sound.

Rich in history, Kerikeri was the home for the Mãori chief Hongi Hika who was terrorised many indigenous tribes in the North Island region in the early 1800’s. In 1814 Hongi Hika gave the land to a missionary named Samuel Marsden who established a missionary in the town.

A major tourist attraction and icon in town is the Kerikeri mission house built by John Butler in 1821 and the Mission’s Stone Store built in 1832. The buildings are labelled as a must see for tourists and are nicknamed the “Cradle of the Nation” being the oldest built stone structures in New Zealand.

For lovers of art and culture, Kerikeri is a major drawcard for its well-known orchards, vineyards and art galleries. There is also a lovely café scene and restaurants serve gourmet meals using local produce that adds ambience to the town for your holiday enjoyment.

The Kerikeri markets are another must visit place for any tourist or traveller coming to town. Not only will you find plenty of local food produce there are also many small operators and businesses creating much sought after brands evolving everso daily like the Kerikeri Tea, skincare products and creative arts that are totally unique in the world.

Kerikeri also offers a wide variety and excellent tourist amenities including the famous Bay of Islands Golf Course that is internationally renowned. The 6,101 metre golf course is set among some of the most wonderful scenery and makes use of the Puketotara Stream and Kerikeri River making it a not to miss course for any golfing enthusiast.

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Guided Tour at Puketi Forest in Kerikeri. Photo Tourism Northland NZ
Guided Tour at Puketi Forest in Kerikeri. Photo Tourism Northland NZ
The Kerikeri Art Gallery. Photo by Tourism Northland, New Zeland
The Kerikeri Art Gallery. Photo by Tourism Northland, New Zeland