This small town is at the northern terminus of the Hokianga Harbour vehicle ferry and home to a great little hostel a couple of kilometres past the ferry wharf. Kohukohu has a long history, and was once the heart of New Zealand’s timber industry. Some historic buildings remain, but many were lost to fire over the years.
There’s a good café, a general store, a couple of art galleries, and not a whole lot else to do in this sleepy town. A van serves surprisingly good Cuban coffee at the vehicle queue for the ferry.