Matakohe is located on the upper reaches of the Kaipara Harbour some 45km south of Dargaville
, and 1.5 hours drive north of Auckland
on the scenic Kauri Coast
. Climbing peaks, bush reserves, local beaches and the northern Wairoa River are all within easy reach.
Matakohe is home to the world famous Matakohe Kauri Museum
which provides an insight into New Zealand's pioneer kauri industry. Matakohe has a number of historic houses still in use which add to its colonial charm.
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