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Historic Kohukohu Villa

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

 Kohukohu Villa is a historically significant home, located in Kohukohu, on the  Northern bank of the beautiful Hokianga Harbour. It was built circa 1840 - 1860 as the office for the Kauri mill  that was adjacent.

It 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. 


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. 


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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 



Cafe Style Breakfast

Your stay includes a scrumptious cooked breakfast -for two- from our artisanal menu and authentic barista coffees. 

Media Room

A media room is available for  your exclusive use with a 65"  3D TV, WiFi and Netflix is also available, free to guests.

Shuttle Service


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

Food selections in town are limited, so extensive grazing platter options are available to suit all tastes and most dietary requirements
 starting from $30.00 p/person 
Preferably arranged in advance, where possible


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

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.



Lounge dining area
Lounge dining area
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The Villa
The Villa
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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

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.

Art Galleries
Kohukohu boasts two diverse art galleries for you to explore., with other art 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.

Kauri Forests

Take a short trip to visit the mighty Tane Mahuta, New Zealands' largest, living, kauri tree in the Waipoua forest.



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



“What a gem of a house and fabulous hosts! Love, love, love! We will be back for sure”

Karen & Wayne Thompson, Auckland