Located about three and a half hours drive north of Auckland, Kerikeri has a semi-tropical climate and is often referred to as “the winterless north”.
With a population of around 7,000, Kerikeri is Northland’s largest town. The main shopping area is small but well provided for. In addition to an array of boutique shops and excellent eateries you’ll find easy access to many national retailers in nearby Waipapa (a ten minute drive from the Kerikeri CBD).
Founded in 1814, Kerikeri’s rich history and close proximity to Paihia make it a popular tourist destination. Although best known as the home of the iconic Stone Store, Kerikeri is also the birthplace of New Zealand’s orchard industry as the first grapevives, apple and pear trees were planted here in 1819 by Samuel Marsden.