Kerikeri Scenic Highlights
Kerikeri is nestled in the beautiful Bay of Islands, a place of more than 150 islands, coves, inlets and beaches.
Kerikeri Scenic Highlights Overview
A popular holiday destination, enjoying a lovely warm sub-tropical climate, Kerikeri is a wonderful mix of the new, the old and the exciting. Explore local islands, dive wrecks at the bottom of the awesome ocean bottom, hike the giant kauri forests, or relax and enjoy the historical township.
This fertile orchard town is an artist's retreat with an arts and crafts trail. Here you will also fine wineries, the magnificent 27-metre Rainbow Falls and nearby kauri forest, Puteki.
Kerikeri is located less than a 15-minute drive from Waitangi - the birthplace of our Nation.
Take an historical tour of the township or explore the relics of the past yourself.
Puketi and Omahuta Forests
The Puketi and Omahuta Forests are a diverse mixture of hardwoods, podocarps and kauri.
Both forests have Department of Conservation maintained walking tracks of varying difficulties and lengths, and each has its own spectacular attractions that truly get you into the heart of New Zealand flora and fauna. Free-walk or take a guide.
The beautiful 27-metre Rainbow Falls, located on the Kerikeri River, are a popular local tourist attraction.
Stroll along the river bank to the spectacular falls, where the water tumbles into a pool surrounded by native bush. Listen to the tui call, see fantails and much more.
The Rainbow Falls Walk leads to viewing platforms.
The Maori name for Rainbow Falls is Waianiwaniwa which means "Waters of the Rainbow".
Wharepuke Subtropical Garden
Wharepuke is a subtropical garden, nearly two hectares in size. The garden has many rare and uncommon plants from around the world.
Wharepuke Subtropical Garden is free and open to visitors throughout the year.
Enjoy a quiet walk around the lovely Palmco Gardens, a garden featuring a magnificent display of mature field grown palms, garden design and landscape construction.
The gardens are open to the public every day.
Kerikeri is a popular tourist destination and offers a wide range of accommodation options:
- Kerikeri Motels
- Kerikeri Holiday Homes
- Kerikeri Bed and Breakfasts
- Kerikeri Campsites and Holiday Parks
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Useful Kerikeri Links
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- Kerikeri Attractions and Activities
- Kerikeri Transport
- Kerikeri Dining
- Kerikeri Shopping
- Kerikeri Visitor Information
Kerikeri Region Information
Key information and facts about the Kerikeri region.
Major activities and attractions in the Kerikeri region.