The town of Kaikohe, in the Far North District of New Zealand, is situated on State Highway 12 about 260 km from Auckland. The town is rich with Maori & European heritage. If you have time to spare, investigate local history at the pioneer village.
Hot springs, museums packed with Maori taonga and a demolition derby immortalised on film — there’s plenty to love about Kaikohe.
The pioneer village is a collection of 11 historic buildings dating from 1862 Whare Runanga Commission, railway train, steam engines, Fire engines, and Maori Taonga in collection.
The Northland Firehouse Museum, which has New Zealand’s largest collection of firefighting memorabilia ,has secured its future.