Attractions

Park in Horeke & Around

Wairere Boulders Nature Park

At Wairere, massive basalt rock formations have been eroded into odd fluted shapes by the acidity of ancient kauri forests. Allow an hour for the main loop track; expect a few dips and climbs. An additional track le…
Historic Building in Horeke & Around

Mangungu Mission House

Completed in 1839, this sweet wooden cottage contains relics of the missionaries who once inhabited it, and of Horeke’s shipbuilding past. In the grounds there's a large stone cross and a simple wooden church. Mangu…
Cultural Centre in Motuti

Motuti Marae

The Motuti Marae offers marae tours and stays, including a traditional Māori welcome and, on the longer tours and overnight stays, the opportunity to take part in flax-weaving, carving and stick games. Note that boo…
Gallery in Kohukohu

Village Arts

Excellent local gallery in a restored heritage building with ever-changing exhibitions from artists living all around the Hokianga Harbour.
Historic Building in Rawene

Clendon House

Clendon House was built in the bustling 1860s by James Clendon, a trader, shipowner and magistrate. After his death, his 34-year-old half-Māori widow Jane was left with a brood of kids and a whopping £5000 debt. She…
Church in Motuti

St Mary’s Church

About halfway along the 40km drive from Kohukohu via Panguru, it's worth a short detour to visit St Mary’s Church, where NZ’s first Catholic bishop was buried beneath the altar. Jean Baptiste Pompallier arrived in t…