Monday, August 3, 2015

The Hokianga

A couple of years after I arrived in New Zealand (which was 50 years ago today) a friend took me up to Rawene to a 21st birthday.  I have loved the area ever since.

Living in the north we often went down to either Rawene or Kohukohu.

Last week we had a break staying at Omapere.  We drove to Rawene and when we arrived the ferry was in so we hopped on and just went across the harbour and back again.  A very kind man offered to drive us to Kohukohu and take us back in time for the next ferry but as the wind was a bit chilly we declined with thanks.


  1. This is a beautiful spot which I don't think has actually changed much in 50 plus years - and that I think is its charm - a taste of yesterday in a fast changing world.

    1. I was pleased to see some new shops in Rawene. A gallery/coffee shop, a lady making felt items who has just transferred from Kerikeri and a florist. (Not sure how the florist will do - the other two are geared mainly to tourists).

  2. Gosh, Sue, 50 years in New Zealand. It looks very beautiful. My cousin Mary (and John) must have moved out there about the same time. I was her bridesmaid over here before they went.