Kaikohe Archives - Bay Of Islands


Steeped in Maori history and sometimes referred to as “The Hub of the North” Kaikohe has a strategic position in the centre of the province of Northland, providing shopping and service facilities for an extensive farming district.

Hone Heke ruled this realm in the 19th century and it is the home of the great Ngapuhi iwi. The Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail runs through Kaikohe and the township is a great place for overnight stays, food and services such as bike hire and shuttles. Nearby there are hot springs, museums packed with Maori and European taonga — there’s plenty to love about Kaikohe!

Within a 50 km radius of Kaikohe are attractions such as the Bay of Islands, Waipoua Forest with its giant Kauri trees, the Hokianga Harbour and its sand hills, Puketi and Omahuta Kauri forests, Waiomio limestone caves and much more.