Kemp House, Kerikeri

Kemp House, Kerikeri

Photo by JShook (Wikimedia Commons)

Kerikeri Campervan Hire Holiday

Photo by JShook (Wikimedia Commons)The Stone Store, Kerikeri Photo by JShook (Wikimedia Commons)

Kerikeri is a historic outpost which has undergone a revolution in the past 20 years or so from the one-time Orange Capital of New Zealand into a vibrant, bustling and ever-growing township. These days the incredibly juicy Kerikeri orange jostles for space beside locally grown avocados, grapes, macadamia nuts, tamarillos, gourmet cheeses, artisan breads, and olives at the weekly farmers’ market.

Encounters with food here are casual and inviting: local vineyards offer tastings and light meals, and fresh locally grown fruits to craft a wide variety of special liqueurs and schnapps. And don’t leave town until you’ve tried Kerikeri’s ice cream, handmade truffles, and other sublime confectionery including tangy citrus jelly squares. Nonetheless Kerikeri’s most famous attraction is still Kemp House, New Zealand’s oldest-standing European building, built in 1821, and the adjacent Stone Store, built as a trading post, dating back to 1832.

Other local history can be traced by jumping aboard the Eliza Hobson, a steam boat modelled on those of yesteryear for a cruise on the Kerikeri Inlet, by hiking to Hone Hika’s historic pa site, or by exploring Edmonds Ruins, a tumbledown 1840s’ stone cottage just off Inlet Road. Other must-do attractions include the 20 minute hike to Rainbow Falls, and Kerikeri’s popular Arts and Crafts trail leading to the studios and hideaways of the talented artisans who call this corner of paradise, home.

There are no Kerikeri Campervan Hire depots to our knowledge, with most customers preferring to  hire campervans in Auckland (which has a wide range of choice) or rent campervans in Whangarei (which has a limited number of campervan rental vehicles on offer).

 

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