Kaikohe is the central service town for the Bay of Islands area. Supermarkets, banks, hardware, petrol and automotive services, cafes, bars, RSA, motels, cinema, cycle hire, national retailers and a variety of specialty stores make it a great base to stock up for your visit up North. There is a recycling centre and an effluent station for motor homes.
The main visitor attraction in town is The Pioneer Village which includes several restored historic buildings and an extensive collection of items from Kaikohe and Northland’s past. There’s an expansive 360-degree view of the countryside, from the top of Memorial Hill if you are looking for somewhere to picnic.