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. Last ferry from Rawene at 7:30 pm and from the Narrows at 8 pm. An early ferry leaves the Narrows at 7:00 am on week days.

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 $ 6.00 per car + driver (concession card) to $24 per car + driver for a single passage. Additional passengers $`2 per ride.

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Shuttle Services

Hokianga Shuttles will pick you up, drop you off or take you wherever you need to go.

  • Tours to suit – ½ day or full day tours and excursions in the comfort of a seven seater.
  • Call Neal on 027 2931616 or Trish   027 525 8000

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:

Waimamaku Four Square

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

Broadwood Store
Rawene Four Square
Omapere Foodmart
Goldfish Corner, SH 12, Waima
Opononi Four Square
Wardy's Fruit and Vege Emporium Rawene
Panguru Store

Service Stations:

Gasoline Alley Omapere

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

Rawene Service Station

  • Tyres and fuel open 7 days 8am to 4pm
  • WOF and workshop open 5 days
  • Phone  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
  • Phone 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

Internet Facilities:

Waimamaku Resource Centre

i-Site, SH 12, Opononi

Kohukohu Library - free access inside and outside the library.

Copthorne Resort, Omapere has Fivo Cards for guest with their own laptops, which allows the guests to dial up at the Hotel.

Rawene Library - Thursday and Saturday mornings.


Opononi Resort Hotel, SH 12 Opononi
Omapere Foodmart
Opononi Four Square (wines & beer)
Rawene Four Square Store
Horeke Tavern
Hokianga Liquor Centre, Masonic Hotel, Rawene
Hokianga Harbour Hotel Kohukohu Phone 09 405 5808


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 superette in Rawene.