Kerikeri is an idyllic town in New Zealand’s ‘winterless north’. Kerikeri is a ‘must visit’ town during your travels, full of charm, character and friendly locals with its central Northland location, you will find it easy to fill your plans for a day, a week or a month.
Either take a 40 minute flight from Auckland to Kerikeri’s “Bay of Islands Airport”, or choose one of several coaches travelling between Auckland and Kerikeri. Alternatively drive north from Auckland for three hours up the eastern arm of the Twin Coast Highway. Whichever way you choose, you’ll find a warm welcome awaiting you on your arrival.
Kerikeri, in the Bay of Islands is a wonderful part of the world a place of historical significance, and an escape from it all with a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Where Maori met missionaries and history changed forever.
As visitors and travellers you will enjoy the vibrant town of Kerikeri, one of New Zealand’s top visitor destinations. Kerikeri is a gateway of choice to the Bay of Islands, which boasts 144 subtropical Islands accessible from Paihia. Has a strong community atmosphere with excellent Public and Private Schools and a diverse range of products and services and is home to many of New Zealand’s successful Businesses, Artists, Horticulturalists and Sports people, as well as home to local and international casual workers who pick and pack the fruit, all drawn to a more relaxed lifestyle and our warmer climate.
Kerikeri is a beautiful, vibrant and progressive town and with it’s rich history is known as the “Cradle of the Nation” having the country’s oldest wooden building – Kemp House 1821 and the oldest stone building – Stone Store 1832. With two of the country’s oldest surviving buildings situated in a riverside setting, with walks and cafes, this is ‘must do’ for anyone.
With a warm sub-tropical climate there is something here for everyone with much to offer in outdoor activities, forests, coastal walks, championship all weather golf courses, lakes, waterfalls, maritime playground, beaches, fishing, diving, yachting, great experiences waiting to happen along with attractive shops, delightful restaurants and cafes, high quality award winning wineries, a collection of art and craft centre’s, a marina, a civic centre, a picture theatre and surrounded with an abundance of scenic attractions.
With an increased interest in tourism to the Bay of Islands, Kerikeri has established motels, chalets, lodges, bed and breakfasts, home-stays, back-packer hostels, camping and holiday parks, some introducing sophisticated, relaxed hosting and resort style well-being centre’s to pamper guests, all awaiting your arrival to our unique Kerikeri.