The township of Kaikohe is situated 80 kms from Whangarei and North West of Kawa Kawa, the township of the most photographed toilets in the world. So worth making the pit stop

There is an old historic Anglican church at Parakara, that is worth a look.

The town is very proud of its old buildings and many have been preserved.



Recently a large corrections facility was erected giving the township a key employment plank.

Kaikohe is also the central service area for the North of New Zealand. Kaikohe is the largest inland town and highest community above sea level in the Northland Region.

The 2006 census revealed the population of Kaikohe to be just over 4000 people and it is the thriving shopping and service centre for an extensive farming district with a catchment of 28,000 people. It is often referred to as "the hub” of the north.

Kaikohe has a strategic position in the centre of the province, giving access of some of New Zealand's finest scenic attractions.

The warrior chief Hone Heke settled in Kaikohe after fighting ceased, and died there in 1850. A memorial atop of the Kaikohe hillside has been established Hone’s name.



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course