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.
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.