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– There's plenty to do –

  Get on State Highway 12 and discover this hidden treasure – 
1hr 40 mins North of Auckland.  

 

Visit beautiful beaches and see old-fashioned kiwi baches. Fish off the wharf. The local Matakohe Kauri Museum is an award winning museum and their are many historic homes & churches in the area. Enjoy fresh local seafood and get off the beaten track and explore the historic Kaipara Harbour, see pre-colonial Maori pa & trading routes & a historic settler community that dates from 1839. The Pahi Regatta (with bath tub races & the Miss Pahi competition) is held the last weekend of January, the A&P Agricultural show is on the 6th February and the Paparoa Hotel Pig Hunt ( prizes & raffles) is held in the middle of winter. Come and enjoy these great events! Great for a weekend get -away. Or stopover on the Twin Coast Highway! Follow us on Facebook! for all upcoming events.

Kauri Bush Walk

 

 

Paparoa

 

 

Whakapirau

 

The Kauri Museum

 

 

Tinopai

 

 

Maori History

 

 

Pahi

 

 

Batley

 

Local History