Picnic, feed the ducks & go for walks
We enjoyed this a little parking area just over the bridge from the KeriKeri Basin's stone store & Kemp House. There are plenty of parking spaces & grassy picnic areas with picnic tables.
When we got out of the car, we found ducks galore, seagulls, and even hens & roosters in the car park wanting a feed (don’t know where the latter came from).
There was also a mother duck in a puddle like part of the drain leading down to the river, with no less than 9 tiny chicks, which were so tiny they looked like they must have been just born. So cute.
We walked across the other side of the road to get a better view of the Old Stone Store – a very picturesque section of river here, very tranquil and pretty. Behind us on the hill was the town's Tourist Information Centre, which we took a brief look in, and also beside it, a recreated maori fishing village attraction called Rewa’s Village that we didn’t stop to see.
From the park itself there are also several walks of between 30 minutes to 1 hour, including one to an old power station near a river with waterfall. l