Kerikeri’s township has a plethora of things to do and see for visitors, including a variety of activities, short walks, wine tours, and a variety of other attractions to pick from. Being the largest town in New Zealand’s Northland area, and having a long and illustrious history.
The Stone Store, New Zealand’s oldest structure, is a must-see, as is the historic Kerikeri Mission Station, which is also worth a visit. The Parrot Site, which has a variety of tropical birds and is a terrific place to visit with the kids, is close by and a must-do activity. Wander through Rewa’s Maori village, which will transport you back in time to before European colonisation, where you will learn about Maori culture and area history.
Mathews Vintage Cars, Tractors, and Farm Machinery Collection is located farther north at Doubtless Bay.
Saturday mornings are ideal for visiting the local farmers Packhouse Market to fill up on an abundance of local fruit and vegetable products, wine and cheese sampling, freshly baked bread, and a chance to peruse the local arts and crafts. Samuel Marsden planted the first grape plants here in 1819, and today Kerikeri offers 14 local vineyards with cellar door sales and wine sampling; stop for lunch at the Marsden Estate or Ake Ake vineyard. Skydiving, dive trips to the Rainbow Warrior, scenic flights by plane and helicopter over the Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga are available for the adventurous, while horse trekking through a large working farm and the opportunity to ride on the beach are available for the more laid-back..