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Historic Kohukohu Villa

Bespoke Accommodation Kohukohu
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Experience a luxurious stay in what is possibly one of New Zealand's oldest buildings, while visiting historic Kohukohu

 Kohukohu is on the Northern banks of the beautiful Hokianga Harbour, in the Northland region. Within  easy driving  distance to the East Coast and the Bay of Islands Kohukohu makes a perfect base to explore the winterless North. 

Spoil yourself and spend a night or two in one of NZ's oldest rooms - circa 1840-1860. The west wing of the house has been converted into guest accommodation. Enjoy unique furnishings of a bygone era while  not having to forgo any of the modern amenities like wifi and indoor plumbing! Relax in one of two well-appointed rooms and enjoy an evening taking in the birdsong and bush around you. Enjoy a sumptuous cooked breakfast with genuine barista coffee before either heading out on your Northland adventures, or grabbing a book in a comfy corner to recharge yourself. Fabulous food and wine options available.

Kohukohu Villa is a historically significant home, located in Kohukohu. It was built as the office for the Kauri mill  that was adjacent and has a lively and varied history including being (supposedly) a billiards room, a reading room, a workingmens' club and even a police station with a jail in the basement! 

Originally two simple rooms, it has been extended over the early part of last century with multiple rooms and a conservatory added. Much of it's rustic past has been preserved and exposed to tell the story of this grand old building.

A large section of the current building has been developed for accommodation,
 but in keeping with its rustic themed character and past, while the rest is still being painstakingly restored by the current owner/operators. 

The villa is a great place to base yourself while doing Aotearoa's most northern Great Ride - the Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycleway.  Popular all year round, it's an activity for novice or experienced cyclists and a great way to experience what Northland has to offer. 

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With two, exquisitely appointed, rooms available  with a separate toilet and bathroom facility, comfy media room and full lounge/dining area to cater for  your stay in historic Kohukohu 

Adults only accommodation 


Cafe Style Breakfast

Your stay includes a scrumptious cooked breakfast -for two- served with a selection of cereals and natural yoghurt and authentic barista coffees. 

Shuttle Service


We provide a shuttle service should you require transport  during your stay. Whether this be from the airport or to an activity location. Please enquire further should this be required.


A varying selection of beverages are available to suit your taste and occasion, featuring local and international varieties. Full wine service is available. 

Media Room

A media room is available for  your exclusive use with a 65"  3D TV, WiFi 

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Food options in town can be limited, so we provide evening meals and cater to your individual requirements. Anything from grazing platters to individual dinners are available to suit all tastes and most dietary requirements.
Arranged in advance, where possible

Covid Clean

Please click the covid clean logo to see the Qualmark cleaning standards you will experience during your stay with us 

Free Wifi


Free  unlimited Wifi  available.

Due to the historic nature of the villa, disabled access is difficult.

All guests must be 18yrs or over.

No pets allowed.







When you book to stay with us, let us know what your interests are and we can help tailor a personalised itinerary for you to explore beautiful Hokianga - and discover more of the secrets only the locals know about

Harbour Cruise

Cruise the harbour on the historic Ranui, with destinations including the historic sites of the Mangungu Mission House or the unique town of Horeke on the southern edge of the harbour. Available for private bookings as well as pre-arranged sunset cruises

Sand Dune Boarding 

Board the Hokianga Express in Opononi to be taken across the water to sand board down the dunes. Or take in one of the many walks available to truly experience the Hokianga harbour. 

Kauri Forests

Within easy driving distance you can visit either the mighty Tane Mahuta New Zealands' largest, living, kauri tree in the Waipoua forest on the South side of the harbour, or head to Oumahuta in the omahuta forest off SH1 

Art Galleries & Shopping 

Kohukohu has a diverse  art gallery for you to explore, with other art and eclectic retail options in nearby Rawene.
Cycle Trail


The historic Ranui connects Kohukohu to the National Cycle Trail - the Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle way via Horeke or the Mangungu Mission House. Enjoy cycle tours for all ages and abilities. Shuttle service available, enquire at time of booking.

Historic Walks


Kohukohu is steeped in history. Walk around the historic precinct and see how New Zealand looked in the early years of the Kauri Boom.

Kohukohu has a guided map to show you the stories of times gone by.



From secluded Mitimiti to Cape Reinga or the fabled giant sand dunes, there are many exciting places nearby to visit




Probably the best food you'll find in all of the Hokianga. It's one of the best bed and breakfast experiences we've ever had. 

Brook Sabin & Radha Engling 

Stuff Travel Editor Sept 2022

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