Surrender to the serenity of Kerikeri, with its old-world attractions, tasty produce and lush nature.
After kayaking or sailing on the calm waters of the Kerikeri inlet, sample some locally grown delights at the town's weekend markets. Move through history by visiting the replica Māori settlement at Rewa's Village outdoor museum, then see New Zealand's oldest European building, Kemp House, at the Mission Station. Keep time-warping at the fascinating colonial-era building the Stone Store, where a connecting walking track will bring you to the impressive Rainbow Falls (Waianiwaniwa). Head west for a refreshing hike amongst ferns, streams and waterfalls in the Puketi Forest.