This is an amazing little town with some of it built out over the water.
Click on an Image to Enlarge
This is where the car ferry leaves for Kohukohu on the northern shores of the Hokianga Harbour.
While the convoy was doing the tourist thing at Opononi, I headed off and got checked in at the Rawene Holiday park which is right up on the top of the hill. Its about a 20 minute walk down to the town and bit longer to get back 🙂
I got Rafe settled and headed off down to the township to have a look around. I found a café and sat down in the sun with a coffee while I waited for the “Convoy”. About 20 minutes or so later, they rolled in one by one.
Its a fascinating town with the supermarket and several shops all built on piles over the water.
As the mid day ferry arrived, they all boarded and were off. After getting a few piccies around the town, I headed off back to the camp and had a quiet time listening to some music.
Amazing place and loaded with history.
Click on the Gallery below to see a Slideshow
About 7pm, 3 Motorhomes turned up from the ferry and maneuvered their way around me to park in. It all seemed quite close but when I saw it in the morning, I could get out easily. It would have been awkward with any more. I think this is definitely a 7 metre limit camp unless there is no one else there.
A really nice helpful crew with some amazing quite unusual looking cabins and great view down the Hokianga from the parking area. The loos, showers and toilets are really good and close to the parking.
4 thoughts on “Historic Rawene”
Hi Chris, Jenny Cooper here, we bought our Dethleff’s motorhomes at more or less the same time. You had an article on our old RETRO CAMPER that we brought over from South Africa. Please could you forward me that article that you wrote to email@example.com.
Regards, Jenny and Chummy Cooper
This is it.. https://buggeritweareoff.com/2016/03/04/tom-and-erins-retro-mitzi/
We were in Rawene in December six years ago and absolutely loved it – and stayed at the same camp on the hill. Did you take the ferry north and then drive to Motuti and the little Church of St. Mary’s where the remains of Bishop Pompallier are interred? (We are not the least bit religious but … it’s history!) I would love to explore the area again.
No, I saw the convoy off and headed over to Russell where they joined me later. Lots of history and interesting things to see.
Comments are closed.