Kaikohe is a town in the Far North District of New Zealand, situated on State Highway 12 about 260 km from Auckland. It is the largest inland town and highest community above sea level in the Northland Region.
The main local attraction in Kaikohe is the pioneer village, which includes several restored historic buildings – New Zealand’s oldest courthouse, an 1875 cottage, a jail, a school and more. You’ll also see Maori artefacts, gum-digging equipment and a blacksmith’s shop.
Not far from Kaikohe are two hot pools at Ngawha Springs, Ginns Ngawha Spa & Waiariki Pools. These are the most northern of New Zealand’s geothermal sites.