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Destination guides > Pacific Islands > New Zealand > Northland > The far north > Pukenui, Houhora Heads & Henderson Bay

Pukenui, Houhora Heads
& Henderson Bay

This area about halfway up the Aupouri Peninsula is a popular spot for travellers to stay while making their way up to Cape Reinga. Pukenui is the most northern town of any size; make sure you fill up with fuel here if you’re driving and this is a good spot to buy any supplies you might need.

There are a few cafés, shops and a bar in Pukenui, and there are some very nice hostel choices nearby. There is excellent wharf fishing in Houhoura Harbour and there are nice beaches on Henderson Bay with excellent surfing.

Hostel accommodation

Houhora Backpackers’ Heaven

Wagener Holiday Park, Houhora Heads Road, Houhora Heads
Tel (09) 409 8564

Pukenui Farm Backpackers

Lamb Road, Pukenui
Tel (09) 409 7863

Pukenui Lodge Hostel

Corner State Highway 1 & Wharf Road, Pukenui
Tel (09) 409-8837

North Wind Lodge

Otaipango Road, Henderson Bay
Tel (09) 409 8515

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