Kohukohu, New Zealand
Kohukohu is a historical community located off the northern shore of Hokianga Harbour. This North Island village was one of the 1st New Zealand settlements established by Europeans. Before the Europeans arrived, however, the Kupe occupied this area.
Kohukohu is a great destination for people who love the water. The The Hokianga Harbour, which is also referred to as the Hokaianga River, is an estuary that is the home to millions of native birds, lizards, fish and plants. This is also the home of the world famous dolphin, Opo. If you are not familiar with the story of Opo, you will be able to read about her in local tributes, memorials and in local tourism brochures.
If you are a bird lover, then you are going to love Kohukohu. This area is heavily populated with tropical and exotic bird species. Make sure that you pack binoculars, a camera, a telephoto lens, your bird spotting journal and a New Zealand bird guidebook. While you are here you will be able to spot: bitterns, shags, pukeos, tuis, king fishers, stilts, white herons, blue herons, terns, spoonbills and many, many others.
If you are planning to visit New Zealand to fish then you will want to make sure that you obtain the correct permits before you cast your line. You will also want to make sure that you understand where to fish. Great Kohukohu fishing spots include the Narrows Pontoon, the Kohukohu Warf and the Te Karaka Wharf. Ask local bait shop clerks about what fish are in season and what bait will get the best results.
As far as accommodations go in Kohukohu, the sky is the limit. You can book a beachfront cottage, you can stay at a local motel, you can book a room at a local New Zealand B&B, you can stay at a beautiful hostel, or you can simply go camping.
It is important to shop around when research lodging options. Look for a place to stay that will keep you close to your favorite activities, that are affordably priced and that offer you the amenities that you want, or need.
The Tree House Backpacker’s Lodge
Putting your Kohukohu, New Zealand vacation together is going to take some work. You will need to take time off of work. You will need to apply for travel visas and passports for your vacation group. You will need to find a place, or places, to stay on your vacation. And you will need to shop around for the best package deals and excursion fares. While all of these tasks can seem overwhelming if you put them off to the last minute, if you start planning your New Zealand vacation a few months ahead of your departure date you will have a lot less stress to deal with.
Wherever you go in New Zealand you will see nature, meet wonderful people, have adventures and fun.
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