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Rawene [3] is a town in Hokianga, New Zealand.


Here is one of the oldest European settlements in New Zealand - Rawene is the third-oldest town in New Zealand. It is a picturesque village on a peninsula jutting into the Harbour about half-way up. Dolphins and Orca are often seen this far up, sometimes following the ferry that travels across the Harbour at this point.

Get in

  • From South You reach Rawene coming from South on SH12, 6 km direction North.
  • From North Take the ferry across the Harbour. (Terminal near Kohukohu)

Get around






Visit the Boat-Shed. You even get a small meal.


  • The Postmasters Boutique Hotel, +64 (0)9 405 7676, [1]. Located above the ferry landing in the picturesque Rawene Village. Extensive decks look out over 3 sides of the Hokianga Harbour. Elegant ambience and warm hospitality.
  • Rawene Motorcamp, 1 Marmon Street West, P.O.Box 54. Rawene, +64 (0)9 405 7720 (, fax: + 64 (0)9 405 7401), [2]. Powered sites $12 per person, Tent sites $12 per person, Cabins $48 for 2 persons, Bunk House $18 per person.

Get out

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