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Te Matua Ngahere one of the giant Kauri trees found in forests around the Hokianga Harbour

Te Matua Ngahere

The grandfather of the giant Kauri trees which are found in forests around the Hokianga Harbour.

 

Hokianga Harbour Entrance The North head is a giant sand dune fun to walk over or slide down

Hokianga Harbour Entrance

The North Head is a high sand dune, fun to walk over or to slide down.

The tranquil waters of the Hokianga Harbour

Play of light before the storm.

The tranquil waters of the Hokianga Harbour, known as ‘the River’ in its upper reaches, has many arms and bays to explore and chase fish.

 

Boy on Waka.

Maori Waka or canoes are seen on the Hokianga Harbour during festivals like Waitangi Treaty day at Mangungu or during the Waka Ama races.

St. Gabriels Church, Pawarenga.

The Whangape Harbour marks the northern limits of the Hokianga.Every village around the Harbour has it’s distictive small church.

Rawene in the Hokianga, one of the oldest settlements and the southern terminal for the vehicle ferry

Rawene from the North Side.

Rawene is one of the oldest settlements around the Hokianga, and the southern terminal of the vehicle ferry that connects the North and South sides of the Harbour.

Kohukohu Waterfront, Hokianga.

Kohukohu and Horeke are the sites of early European settlement, sites of timber mills, ship building and colonial administration.

Koutu Boulders, Hokianga Harbour.

The shore line between Koutu point and Kauwhare point is littered with spherical boulders, the largest of which measures 6 metres in diametre.

Warriors Cape, by Dorothy McKinnon

The Hokianga Harbour is home to many artists and craftspeople. Many will invite you into their studio, and their wares are stocked in the local craft shops and galleries

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