Historic Kohukohu Villa

Experience a luxurious stay in what is possibly one of New Zealand’s oldest buildings, while visiting historic Kohukohu


Kohukohu is on the Northern banks of the beautiful Hokianga Harbour, in the Northland region. The villa is a great place to base yourself while doing Aotearoa’s most northern Great Ride – the Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycleway.  Popular all year round, and a great way to experience what Northland has to offer.

Spoil yourself and spend a night or two in one of NZ’s oldest rooms – circa 1840-1860 – in a truly unique Bed & Breakfast. The west wing of the house has been converted into guest accommodation. Enjoy unique furnishings of a bygone era while not having to forgo any of the modern amenities like wifi and indoor plumbing! Relax in one of two well-appointed rooms and enjoy an evening taking in the birdsong and bush around you. Enjoy a sumptuous, cooked breakfast with genuine barista coffee before either heading out on your Northland cycling adventures or grabbing a book in a comfy corner to recharge yourself if you’re staying more than one night. Fabulous food and wine options available for dinners which we accommodate as well.

Kohukohu Villa is a historically significant home, located in Kohukohu. It was built as the office for the Kauri mill that was adjacent and has a lively and varied history including being (supposedly) a billiards room, a reading room, a workingmens’ club and even a police station with a jail in the basement!

Originally two simple rooms, it has been extended over the early part of last century with multiple rooms and a conservatory added. Much of it’s rustic past has been preserved and exposed to tell the story of this grand old building. A large section of the current building has been developed for accommodation, but in keeping with its rustic themed character and past, while the rest is still being painstakingly restored by the current owner/operators.

Within easy driving distance to the East Coast and the Bay of Islands Kohukohu makes a perfect base to explore the winterless North.

Hosts Dee & Sean will ensure your stay with them is a memorable one and as the Villa is a Four Star Plus Qualmark accredited property you know you’ll be in good hands.

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