New Zealands Hokianga Harbour Ferry crossing on Northlands twin coast discovery route, highway 12.
The Ferry crosses the Hokianga Harbour Narrows between Rawene on the South and Kohu Kohu on the Northern side of the harbour. See the map.
The ferry departs every hour on the half-hour from Rawene and on the hour from Narrows. The first sailing leaves Rawene at 7.30 am, with the last sailing leaving the Narrows at 8 pm.
South from Rawene are the giant sand dunes at Omapere, the Waipua forest and Dargaville or break inland to cross over to state highway 1 and the East Coast.
From Kohu Kohu North is Ninety Mile Beach, Cape Reinga, Coopers surf beach and other attractions in the Far North district of New Zealand. A similar story if you are heading south.
Rawene is a great destination a quiet, early settler escape with reputable dining and stunning accommodation.
This picture was taken from the Postmasters Boutique Hotel, looking over the adjacent Ferry House restaurant to the Ferry coming into Rawene. (by Rollo"at"freshlife.tv")
Hokianga vehicle ferry about to depart from the Rawene pier and cross the Hokianga harbour to Kohu Kohu where its passengers will continue North to Ninety Mile Beach, Cape Reinga, Coopers surf beach and other attractions in Northland. (by Rollo"at"freshlife.tv")
Rawene Jetty. (by Rollo"at"freshlife.tv")