Welcome to Kerikeri, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
Kerikeri is located in the Bay Of Islands, Northland, New Zealand. A 30 minute drive from Paihia, or 1hr 30 minutes drive north from Whangarei.
Kerikeri is steeped in history. Founded around 1820, Kerikeri housed the first Mission Station in New Zealand. Some of New Zealands oldest buildings still stand and are a popular tourist spot. The first vines were planted here in 1819, and the first plough in New Zealand was used here in 1820. Today Kerikeri is Northlands largest city.
Kerikeri Activities and Things to Do
Kerikeri has modernised a lot on the past few years, no doubt due to rapid population growth. The main street looks great with an ultra-modern shop design, and a large selection of stores. Kerikeri is a great base for your Northland adventure.
There is even a Kerikeri Airport where you can fly from Auckland to Kerikeri. For Kerikeri flights please find the number on our tourist information page.
The first thing to do when arriving in Kerikeri is to head to the Mission Station. This is a lovely area by the river. At this spot there is the Kerikeri Stone Store, Kerikeri Mission Station, Historic St James Church and Maori pa sites.
Set aside a few hours at the Mission Station. There is a restaurant and cafe on the waterfront. There is also an old fashioned paddle steam boat on the river. You can find more information about Kerikeri Attractions and Activities
Being the largest town in Northland Kerikeri has accommodation aplenty. All tastes are catered for. View our extensive list of Kerikeri Accommodation options
For area and town maps view our Kerikeri Map page