Welcome to the Hokianga!

Enjoy the stunning views of the harbour and sand dunes. Walk in the forest and see the two largest Kauri trees in the world.

Absorb the history of this area where Kupe the first Maori explorer landed more than a thousand years ago, followed approximately 200 years ago by some of the first European settlers to New Zealand.You will soon feel relaxed in these small communities of friendly people.

Although the Hokianga is only an hour’s drive from The Bay of Islands and three and a half hours from Auckland, you will feel like you’ve left the cares of the city behind.And there are also plenty of things to do – sandboarding, swimming, fishing, short and long walks, and more.

Tane Mahuta

Tane Mahuta, ‘King of the Forest’ is the largest Kauri tree in the world and  is approximately 2000 years old. It is only a few minutes walk from the road. Read more…

Hokianga Harbour mouth

The Hokianga Harbour is unique in many ways, not least for the stunning 150m high sand dunes which frame the north side of the entrance to the harbour. Read more…

Tamatea Marae Motuti

The Hokianga is rich in both Maori and European history and culture and is viewed by many as the first chapter of the New Zealand story. Read more…