Finding The Tree House
Motukaraka - Hokianga Harbour - Northland - New Zealand
Where is The Tree House?
The Tree House is located on the north side of the Hokianga Harbour, Northland
6km South of Kohukohu and 2km West of the Narrows car ferry landing.
Allow 5 hours to drive to the Tree House from Auckland.
If you are driving to The Tree House from the south via the west coast of Northland, you will need to catch the vehicle ferry across Hokianga Harbour. The last ferry leaves at 7:30pm at night. A single trip for car and driver is $20. Purchase a $30 5 trip multi ticket if you want to travel by car more than once on the ferry. Passenger single tickets cost $2 per person.
If you plan to arrive at The Tree House late in the day or in the evening, it is a good idea to be prepared to have your own food supplies, just in case the local cafes and shops in Kohukohu or Rawene are closed. Supplies can be purchased at big supermarkets in Kerikeri, Dargaville, Kaikohe, Whangarei and Kaitaia.
Supermarket and postal agency, pharmacy, petrol station, takeaways, cafe, fresh produce, laundromat and craft shop available in Rawene.
Postal delivery centre, gallery, general store, cafe and takeaways available in Kohukohu.
From State Highway 1:
Turn off at Mangamuka (35 km south of Kaitaia) and follow signs to the car ferry. Continue on past the Narrows ferry landing. The Tree House is 2km past the car ferry on the right.
From South on the Twin Coast Discovery Highway:
Turn off State Highway 12 at the Rawene junction, continue on 8km to Rawene and travel across on the car ferry to the Narrows landing. The last ferry sails at 7:30pm. Turn left at the Narrows and follow the road 2km to the Tree House.
If you plan to travel with your car on the ferry more than once, to save money on fares it is advisable to buy a $30 light vehicle concession ticket. For information on ferry fares go to hokiangatourism.org.nz/activities/adventure/hokianga-ferry
From North on the Twin Coast Discovery Highway:
Follow the Twin Coast Discovery Highway south through Herekino, Broadwood and Kohukohu. Turn right at the car ferry and travel 2km to reach the Tree House.