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Nestled at the upper end of Kerikeri Inlet, the Kororipo Heritage Park incorporates the Kerikeri Basin, the Stone Store, Kemp House, Kororipo Pā, and Rewa’s Village. Steeped in history, this is culturally and historically one of the most important sites in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is a place where Maori and Europeans lived side by side and some of the most important early meetings between these two very different cultures took place.

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Visit the Stone Store, the oldest stone building and trading store in the country. Or take a tour through historic Kemp House, New Zealand’s oldest building, a substantial European home built by Māori and missionary carpenters, surrounded by a riverside heritage gardens and orchards which includes some of New Zealand’s oldest fruit trees. Explore Kororipo Pā, once the fortress and headquarters of the famed and feared Maori Chief Hongi Hika. A pivotal figure in New Zealand history, Hongi was a skilled and driven leader in war and trade. Stroll along the tree lined paths and wind back time in Rewa’s Village, a replica pre-European Māori fishing village named after Ngāpuhi chief Rewa.

  • Kororipo Store
  • Kororipo Store roof space
  • Kororipo Store Museum
  • Kororipo Colonial House
  • Rewas Village
  • Rewas Village
  • Stone Store Walk

Kororipo Map

Kororipo Heritage Park Map Directions

How to get there
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Partner Links
& Contact Information

For more information, follow the links to the partner websites below

Department of Conservation link from Kororipo Heritage Park
Click to vist the DOC website & learn more about the Kororipo Historic Reserve track
Heritage New Zealand
Click to vist the Heritage New Zealand website & learn more about the Stone Store and Kemp House
Rewas Village
Click to explore Rewas Village, a replica Māori Fishing settlement
Far North District Council
Click to find out more about areas of significance and other visitor attractions