Heading North – Kaikohe

We were up early on Good Friday in an attempt to beat the traffic heading north. Transit NZ had opened the road over the Bryndrwyns just for easter. By 9am we were filling up at the Whangarei Caltex truck stop!

After a trip out to the coast to see if we could squeeze into a pop out there, we decided to keep going North and stopped in at The Kaikohe A&P and Equestrian centre.

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Oodles of room

I stayed here years ago and its extremely good value on asphalt with plenty of powered sites with Toilets showers and a laundry. Just down the road is Ngawha Springs Hot Pools.  Kaikohe is just 5 k’s or so away. Amazing!

The check in box used to be an old red Telephone box which is still here but barely red anymore but replaced with a small shed. The Laundry had an old washing machine and wringer is now replaced by a modern automagical machine so big improvements.

Ye olde Telephone box with cabin

A lovely quiet spot and a great place for 24 hours while we got our ongoing itinerary sorted 🙂

A local with their horse

There was lots of comings and goings and our neighbours from Matamata were telling us that they are having an Equestrian celebration in the hall the next night which they are setting up for.

Toilets, showers, Laundry and Dump Station !

A lovely safe, cost-effective spot for a day or three and nice people too.

Rafe’s tracker map to the Kaikohe A&P and Equestrian centre – Armada GPS