Bay of Islands Map Kerikeri

Bay of Islands Map Kerikeri

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Things to do

Walking distance – Short drive – Full day – from Wharepuke

Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, Northland, was voted Top Small Town in New Zealand.

Kerikeri is the perfect place to start your New Zealand holiday vacation. It is a vibrant town rich in history and culture. Set in a lush subtropical climate it offers many activities and things to do.

Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation
Self catering accommodation

Our Bay of Islands accommodation is in an ideal location:

  • 7 minutes walk to historic Stone Store basin
  • 1km to thriving Kerikeri village: cafes, restaurants, arts/crafts, boutique shops
  • 7 minutes drive to Kerikeri airport


  • 40 minutes flight from Auckland
  • 20 minutes drive to historic Waitangi or Paihia, the gateway to the Bay of Islands
  • 3 1/2 hour drive from Auckland
  • 3  hour drive to Cape Reinga the northern most point of New Zealand
  • 1 1/4 hour drive to the West Coast

Our Bay of Islands accommodation has numerous on-site things to do:

Events on in Kerikeri, Bay of Island and Northland

Walking Distance Activities from Wharepuke


The Kerikeri basin houses 3 historic places of National significance:

  • Kororipo – Hongi Hikas coastal pa site, centre of musket war campaigns.
  • 1822 Kerikeri Mission House – Oldest building in New Zealand and oldest wooden building in Australasia.
  • 1836 Stone Store – Oldest stone building in New Zealand
  • Te Ahurea (formally Rewas Village) – Replica of a pre European fishing village and Discoverers Garden, Maori craft and workshops.
  • Rainbow Falls walk and other tracks- Department of Conservation easy 1 1/2 hour (one way) walk following the river through native trees.

10 Minute Drive or less

 Food & Wine

  • numerous cafes and restaurants
  • roadside stalls selling local fruit and vegetable
  • Sunday farmers market
  • Saturday Market – undercover market with food/produce and crafts
  • Makana chocolate
  • Marsden Estate Wines
  • Ake Ake Wine and Restaurant


  • Chris Booth’s sculpture on the Kerikeri  domain
  • The Centre – cultural centre of Kerikeri “Whats On”
  • Little Black Gallery

Outdoor Activities


  • Living Nature – internationally acclaimed natural skin care products
  • Reiki massage

30 Minute Drive

History & Culture

  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds – signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, guided tours and cultural performances
  • Russell – first capital of New Zealand. Quaint historic seaside town
  • Pompallier House – working museum showing bookmaking and tanning
  • Taiamai Tours – maori canoe trip in the Bay of Islands
  • Food and Wine Trail – Numerous restaurants and cafes in Paihia and Russell
  • Roadside stalls


  • Rainbow Warrior memorial – Chris Booth sculpture at beautiful Matauri Bay beach.
  • Kawakawa toilets – designed by artist Frederick Hundertwasser

Outdoor Activities

  • Aroha Island – night walk to see and hear kiwi, bush walk, kayak hire etc.,
  • Dolphin Discoveries – swim with the dolphins
  • Hole in Rock – boat trip
  • Excitor – adrenalin rush boat trip
  • Beaches – Paihia
  • Sailing charters
  • Big game fishing
  • Diving
  • Waitangi
  • Glow worms and Maori Legends
  • Kauri tree -native tree walks
  • Ngawha – hot thermal pools
  • Whangaroa Harbour
  • Adventure Puketi-guided Kauri Rainforest walks
  • DOC Northland walking tracks

Day Trip

  • Cape Reinga – local pick up
  • Art Trail – around Bay of Islands
  • Garden Trail – around Bay of Islands
  • Food and Wine Trail – around Bay of Islands

Check out Fullers Bay of Islands for trips around Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga.
A stay of 3 or more days is recommended to see Kerikeri and the Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands Accommodation contact

Wharepuke Accommodation Kerikeri Bay of Islands