Love Historical Houses in Kerikeri Basin

January 28, 2017

Tucked in Kerikeri Basin are the 3 most important historical buildings in New Zealand. An hour or two is well spent taking time to explore this unique setting and the slice of history it offers.

The view from the Waipapa Landing to the Kerikeri Basin and the Mission Station

Pathway to Rewa’s Village, Kerikeri

Guess why ducks and seagulls welcome visitors, too?

Cock of the Kerikeri Basin

A giant white magnolia dominates the Victorian styled back garden of Kemp House.

A magnificent giant magnolia in the Kemp House garden

St James Church, Kerikeri, was opened in December 1878.

At the front entrance of St James, we heard the beautiful harmonious singing of a Fijian service. Magic!

New Zealand’s first pear tree, planted by Samuel Marsden in 1819 – and still growing

A delapidated old hut near the Kerikeri Anglican church

A great place for a cuppa is the hospitable Honey Cafe behind Kemp House.