Kerikeri Historic Basin & Shopping
This tour is designed for cruise ship passengers.
Please ask us for a quote for a private tour or group booking.
Enjoy a leisurely time visiting the famous Stone Store and Christian Mission House at the Kerikeri Basin. View Kororipo Pa where the warrior Maori chief Hongi Hika had his coastal stronghold and learn of his exploits and the bravery of the early missionaries to New Zealand. Shop for authentic frontier trade goods from the old Stone Store.
Explore Rewa’s village, a replica Maori fishing village, and the botanical gardens with native flora. Learn what they used for medicine and for food.
Visit Saint James church and see its’ wonderful stained glass windows. Read the historic gravestones where many of the early settlers are buried.
Visit the amazing Rainbow Falls. Look down at the waterfall while standing on the viewing platform. See how many rainbows you can count as the sun reflects on the spray. Enjoy breathing in the oxygenated air.
Shop your heart out in Kerikeri’s shopping center. Cafes abound so have lunch at your leisure.
On your return to the wharf you will stop at the Makana Chocolate Factory where you can taste a few samples and purchase gifts and indulgences. The Kauri Workshop is close by where you will see a wide range of handcrafted wood made entirely New Zealand native timber - Kauri, rimu, totara, pohutukawa and their collection of ancient wooden artefacts.
Cost $55 NZ per person $25 NZ per child (0 – 10yrs) Duration 5 hours Time 9.30am - 2.30pm
The minimum number for this tour is two passengers.
Small group tours are our specialty, usually up to six passengers.
Cruise ships arriving at The Bay of Islands will tender to Waitangi Wharf. It is necessary to
on a tender at least 40 minutes prior to your tour departure to ensure you are not late.
To board your tour, please disembark your ship’s tender and make your way through the covered gangway. Your tour will depart from the bus parking area on the road leading to the wharf, where all tours and shuttle buses depart from. Our guide will display your name on a welcome board.