Introducing Horeke Boutique Hotel…
The Horeke Hotel is the oldest surviving hotel in New Zealand. The oldest part dates from around 1833. The hotel has been proudly owned and operated by Peter and Laurel Maddren for almost 30 years.
Situated on the west coast of Northland in the far upper reaches of the Hokianga Harbour, the hotel is sheltered from extreme weather conditions by mountains Panguru ki Papata to Maungataniwha and southward to the Puketi Forest.
Leave your world behind. Come and experience our paradise.
Settle into your luxurious suite with sensational view across the beautiful Hokianga Harbour. Enjoy the everchanging sunsets from your own private deck.
Drift off to the gentle and reassuring sound of our native Ruru as evening falls in the comfort of your super king size bed, and in the morning experience the early morning kohu (mist) that makes its way from the mountain ranges to the Hokianga then out to the Tasman Sea.
Bring your own bike or hire one from us and ride Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail, Great Ride. We have e-bikes, mountain bikes, and road bikes available. We will arrange for our shuttle to transport you to various parts of the Trail. Please phone us for more information.
Some of our historical highlights are:
- Horeke Hotel first served beer in 1826.
- Originally called ‘Deptford” after the Royal Navy shipyard in England. Shipbuilding in Aotearoa was established here in the late 1820s.
- In 1828, Wesleyan missionary John Hobbs opened the mission at Māngungu, Hokianga. The largest signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi took place here on 12 February 1840. This significant day is commemorated annually.
- One of only a few remaining colonies of our endangered Oystercatchers is located here.
The Horeke Hotel is boutique accommodation only, and no longer open to the public.