Matakohe is approximately a 2hr drive north of Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and is a charming rural village with a population of a mere 400 people. Travel along the Twin Coast Discovery Highway, then turn left towards Maungaturoto to get to the village that is steeped in history, and a community who will make sure your visit is a truly memorable one. more
A highly recommended stop is the famous Kauri Museum at Matakohe. There it is very easy to spend a couple of hours viewing the wonderful displays which portray the history of the Kauri Coast and shopping for great value high-quality souvenirs.
The Matakohe River is a short river which runs from the north into the Arapaoa River, which is part of the Kaipara Harbour. Ruawai is 16 kilometres to the west, and Paparoa is 6 kilometres northeast. The Hukatere Peninsula extends south into the Kaipara Harbour.
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