The seaside town of Kohukohu is quietly charming. Nestled within Hokianga Harbour, it is home to numerous heritage buildings from the Kauri milling days.

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In the days of Kauri milling, Kohukohu was the largest town on the Hokianga Harbour. There’s still plenty of history to see around the streets – heritage villas, the Masonic Lodge, the Anglican Church, a police station and an old school. The water’s edge café comes highly recommended, especially at full tide. Home to a number of artists, visit the Geddes Gallery or the Village Arts Gallery to take a look at the local talent. For entertainment, hire a kayak or try your luck fishing off the wharf. Kohukohu is four kilometres from the Hokianga ferry landing – a vehicular ferry service connects the northern side of the harbour to Rawene on the southern side.