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Paihia to Kerikeri Day Tour

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  • Kerikeri half day tour
  • Learn about the regions rich history
  • Wine tastings
  • Organic coffee tastings
  • Chocolate tastings
  • Visit NZ’s oldest European buildings
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Join this 3-hour tour to discover Kerikeri, its rich history and its dark secrets. In the early 1800s, Maori chief Hongi Hika, who terrorised many tribes throughout the North Island, resided in Kerikeri. There, he created a Church Missionary Society station on nearby land to further his war aims. However, Hongi and many of his followers had moved on by 1827, leaving Kerikeri to the missionaries and the Reverend Samuel Marsden who established New Zealand's second mission station and planted some of the country’s first grapevines. Today, wine is one of Kerikeri’s primary industries.

On your tour, visit a boutique vineyard, Ake Ake, located atop a rolling hill that has soil made of volcanic rock, clay, ironstone and gravel. In this sunny spot, sample the vineyard’s fine organic wine and organic coffee. Next, visit New Zealand’s oldest European buildings, including the Kerikeri Mission House (Kemp House) and the Stone Store. Built between 1832 and 1836, the Stone Store is the country’s oldest stone building and oldest surviving commercial building, which reveals New Zealand’s early international trade market.

Finally, conclude your tour on a sweet note with a visit to the boutique Makana Chocolate Factory, where you can observe the chocolates being made and sample them. Throughout the day, learn of the area and its heritage from your friendly and knowledgeable guide. Get a good taste of Kerikeri on this 3-hour guided tour.

Inclusions

  • 3 hour guided tour
  • Wine and Chocolate Tastings
  • Full English commentary

Highlights

  • Fully guided discovery tour
  • Ake Ake - Sample the vineyard’s fine organic wine and organic coffee
  • Visit New Zealand’s oldest European buildings, including the Kerikeri Mission House (Kemp House) and the Stone Store
  • Makana Chocolate Factory - Observe the chocolates being made and sample them
  • Learn about the regions rich history

Time

  • Departs the from the Maritime Building in Paihia at 1pm and returns at 4pm

What To Bring

  • Please bring a hat, sunscreen, walking shoes and your camera

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking, however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
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Joy Asheadsearston 4 months ago
We had a lovely day with our driver and guide, Roger. As the other couples cancelled we were the only ones on the tour that day and Roger allowed us as much time at each stop as we wanted. Enjoyed the beautiful countryside and history. Roger conveyed to us and the information on the winery that Petro talked about. Bought a bottle of the Gold Medal rose from the winery.
We had a lovely day with our driver and guide
Joy Asheadsearston 4 months ago

We had a lovely day with our driver and guide, Roger. As the other couples cancelled we were the only ones on the tour that day and Roger allowed us as much time at each stop as we wanted. Enjoyed the beautiful countryside and history. Roger conveyed to us and the information on the winery that Petro talked about. Bought a bottle of the Gold Medal rose from the winery.

On the Kerikeri guided tour, discover its rich heritage and dark secrets and visit its historical buildings, a vineyard, a chocolate factory and more!
Need help? Contact our friendly customer support service. 1300 935 532 Help Code: B92-26EF
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