Kohukohu, although of the main travel routes is an historic village on the Hokianga Harbour in the north of New Zealand. It was one of the first European settlements in New Zealand and is situated on the northern shore of the harbour. The first recorded European to enter the Hokianga Harbour arrived in 1819 and by the 1830s, Kohukohu was the heart of New Zealand's kauri timber industry and so for nearly one hundred years was an important timber milling town and the largest commercial centre on the north of the harbour. In 1900, the township had a population of more than 1,000 people.

In recent years, Kohukohu has become an increasingly popular destination for tourists who are attracted by its beautiful scenery, history, culture and arts.

The 500 or so current residents are very proud of their town and this is clearly on display


The Hokianga Arch of Remembrance is an imposing and grand feature with the backdrop of the Hokianga Harbour of Kohukohu. All of the world’s major conflicts have commemoration representation.







The Waterline Café is a great location for this café that serves a delightful cappuccino, a great food offer and beers and wines. Time your visit to miss the ferry, and you will then have time to delight in this restful establishment.





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The Kohukohu Hotel is representative of the era. If your timing is right Louis will be on duty to take care of your spirits and needs.





The township has experienced a number of fires in its earlier history, but the Second Hand Rose op-shop and in the distance the bank safe are clearly survivors.






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