Motorhome friends Helen and two of her daughters, Chloe and Jessica were heading up to Okaihau to stay at the Okaihau Rail Stay. We were also catching up with Gary and Dianne and cycling part of the Rail trail to Horeke which is about 30 k’s to the coast.
Arriving later in the afternoon, we checked in at the Office and met Noeline who set it up and she helped us with power and getting ourselves organised.
Noeline has been collecting and doing up old Railway Wagons for about 4 years and now has 4 of them set up for accomodation. There is also a Kitchen, Shower and Toilet all looking like a stattion and railway station side buildings. The whole place is immaculatly tidy and clean quite cleverly set out.
The Motorhome parking is over a fence on a big paddock. Beyond that on another section is Noeline’s husbands trucking business.
The Rail Trail from Opua to Horeke is right opposite and so its just case of crossing the road to do the trail.
We were charged $30 a night for two including power.
Sorry no map as the GPS tracker has spat the dummy but Okaihau is about 15ks’ north of Kaikohe.