22 Things To Do In New Zealand – Hokianga Harbour

Known as "Te Kohanga o Te Tai Tokerau" (the nest of the northern tribes) and often cited as the original landing spot for most Maori tribes, this scenic harbour has something for nature-lovers, history buffs and tourists alike.

Hokianga has a range of accommodation available, suiting all budgets, from Bed & Breakfasts, farm stays, backpackers and camping grounds to hotels and motels.

There no shortage of things to see, do and explore such as pony trekking, craft trail, carving, bush walks, sand dunes, fishing boating, swimming, golf, museum, excellent food at the many cafes and eating establishments or just take it easy in the wonderful relaxed atmosphere.

This area is also home to well known kauri giants like 1400 year old Tane Mahuta and 2000 year Te Matua Ngahere, also many other forest walks including Yakas Track, Lookout walk and the Waiotemarama kauri and waterfall walks.