Kerikeri, the largest town in the Far North of the Northland region of New Zealand. It is a popular tourist destination about three hours drive north of Auckland, and 80 km north of the northern region's largest city, Whangarei.
A rapidly expanding centre of sub-tropical and allied horticulture, Kerikeri is lies at the western extremity of the Kerikeri Inlet, a northwestern arm of the Bay of Islands. Kerikeri (airport) is located at 35°16′S 173°55′E .
Kerikeri is often called the Cradle of the Nation, being the site of the first permanent mission station in the country, and it has some of the most historic buildings in the country.