Kemp House & Stone Store

Kemp House is New Zealand’s oldest building and first substantial European home. Built amidst turbulence and war, under the protection of Hongi Hika of nearby Kororipo Pa, its simple tranquil presence belies the struggles and hopes of the missionaries who built it, and the hard work of the families both Maori and European, who lived there. Experienced guides bring these stories to life.

Open for business since 1836, the Stone Store offers a shopping experience like no other. Selling authentic trade goods similar to the items that were first traded here in the early years of the 19th century along with a quirky range of uniquely New Zealand merchandise, this is a great shopping experience in New Zealand for both domestic and international visitors alike.

Contact Details

246 Kerikeri Road, Stone Store Basin, Kerikeri

64-9-407 9236

Visitor Information

246 Kerikeri Road, Stone Store Basin, Kerikeri

Due to the fragility of the building, entry to Kemp House is by guided tour only. From November to April, the site is open daily 10am - 5pm. From May to October, the site is open daily 10am - 4pm. Closed Christmas Day.

Adult admission $15; Children free. Stone Store retail area - free entry.



Function space

Guided tour



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