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.
Paparoa Motor Camp is set in quiet rural area, walking distance to picturesque village, shopping facilities, store, service station, restaurant, friendly country pub, takeaways, cafe, antiques, bush walks, 10 min drive to Kauri Museum & 5 min to Pahi boat ramp & beach. 35 min to Dargaville & Whangarei. Plenty to see & do.
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