Hokianga Ferry

The Vehicle Ferry, Kohu Ra Tuarua, operates every day between Rawene and the Narrows, about 3 Km from Kohukohu.

Tickets are purchased on board the Ferry. Payment may be either by cash or by EFTPOS, VISA and MASTERCARD. Ferry departs every hour on the hour from the Narrows and every hour on the half from Rawene. See ferry website for sailing times.

The ferry will go into shuttle mode when there is a back up of vehicles needing to cross the harbour at either side. The crossing takes aproximately 10 minutes and does not require booking.

Single trip tickets and concession cards available with prices ranging from $ 7.00 per car + driver (concession card) to $22 per car + driver for a single passage. Additional passengers $2 per ride.

Walk on cyclists welcome $2.00 per trip.

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Bus Services:

The Northland Regional Council provides a number of passenger transport services to help you get around Northland. Visit the Buslink website for details of all routes, timetables and fares.

General Stores - groceries, food, household supplies:

North Hokianga

Broadwood Store

Kohukohu General Store

  • Dairy , groceries , icecreams
  • Open 7 days from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Weekends open from 8 am.
  • 1377 Kohukohu Road
  • 09 4055 804

South Hokianga

Goldfish Corner, SH 12, Waima

Omapere Foodmart

Opononi Four Square

Rawene Food Mart

  • Groceries, beer, wine, hardware, postal services
  • Open 7 days weekdays from 7:15 am to 5:30 weekends from 8:00 to 5:30
  • 2 Clendon Esplanade
  • 09 4057 848

Waimamaku Four Square

  • Open 7 days
  • Groceries, beer, wine, hardware, postal services
  • 09 405 4849

Wardy's Fruit and Vege Emporium Rawene

Service Stations:

GAS Omapere

  • Workshop, fuel, LPG, tyres
  • Meat, fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Groceries, bait, hardware
  • Laundromat
  • 09 405 8764

Rawene Service Station

  • Tyres and fuel open 7 days 8am to 4pm
  • WOF and workshop open 5 days
  • 09 405 7846

Waimamaku Service Station

  • NZAA and First Assist contractor
  • Fuel, tyres, WOF, workshop
  • Open Mon - Fri 8-6, Sat/Sun 9-4.30
  • 09 405 4815

Medical Services:

Doctors, nurses and emergency medical services are based at the hospital at Rawene, but there are clinics in most of the bigger settlements around the Hokianga.

For doctors, hospital appointments, or appointments at any of the clinics,  09 405 7709.

For emergencies ring 111

Chemists - Pharmacies:

In New Zealand prescription medicines are dispensed by Chemists at a Pharmacy. You will have to pay for some prescriptions. The Pharmacy also sells healthcare products, personal medical requirements and first aid supplies.

Rawene Pharmacy, 15 Parnell Street, Rawene Phone  405 7716 Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm

Postal Facilities:

Postal facilities (stamps, packaging, post boxes) are available at most of the general stores around the Hokianga

WiFi Facilities:

Waimamaku Resource Centre

i-Site, SH 12, Opononi

Kohukohu Library - free access inside and outside the library.

Rawene Library - Thursday and Saturday mornings.


Opononi Resort Hotel, SH 12 Opononi
Omapere Foodmart
Opononi Four Square (wines & beer)
Rawene Food Mart
Horeke Hotel
Kohukohu Café & Pub Kohukohu Phone 09 405 5808

Electrical Services:

Hokianga Lighting & Electrical - Peter Kilby

Kohukohu based electrical contractor with over 40 years in the electrical and lighting industries.

  • 0274 724 725


Rawene, opposite Service Station
Omapere, next to GAS Service Station


Omapere Museum
Waimamaku Resource Centre
Omapere Area School (during school hours)


Old Court House, Parnell Street
Open Thursday 9a.m. till 12 noon, Saturday 9a.m. till 1 p.m.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Friday evening 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free wireless Internet available. Phone Library 09 405 5710 or Librarian Lynne Stewart phone 09 405 5344.

Church Services:

Omapere Community Church offers Methodist/Presbyterian services every Sunday 11am


The only ATMs in the Hokianga are at the Service Station at Omapere, accessible from 7 am to 7 pm when the Station is open and at the Food Mart Rawene in Rawene.