Mangungu Mission House, Horeke
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With its houses built on piles, the first Pub ever built in NZ (Horeke Hotel), and the legend of Cannibal Jack (Hokianga’s first settler) there is some fascinating history to discover.
Cannibal Jack describbed in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography as "sailor, convict, Pakeha-Maori, interpreter, shopkeeper, sawyer, carpenter [he helped build Horeke Tavern which still stands], soldier" - survives, 130 years after his death.
The nearby Wairere Boulders is the only valley worldwide of its kind! The boulder valley, thought to be 2.8 million years old, was formed by a lava flow which turned into a basalt layer. Erosion, and a couple of huge cracks, has led to a pile-up of thousands of the boulders on the valley floor, some of which are 30m high. The track through the 1.5km valley goes over, around and under the boulders, and takes you through rainforest and past many native trees, palms and ferns.
Hotel accommodation ranging from beachfront studio units to family units. Fully licensed bar and restaurant for all dining requirements.View Details
Clendon House is the fascinating home of Captain James Reddy Clendon, ship owner and trader. Captain Clendon was in the thick of the earliest Maori and Pakeha interaction and was a witness to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.View Details
Live in nature beside Hokianga Harbour and close to Kohukohu in our owner-built eco friendly wooden lodge in 6 hectares of native forest, subtropical gardens, trees and birds. Stay in a cabin, pitch a tent or stay in a holiday house in Kohukohu.View Details
"Wairere Boulders" is a Nature Park created on private property. Here you enjoy a world unique basalt boulder formation on a stroll through the Wairere valley. You will see the only eroded basalt rocks in the world (as far as known).View Details