Activities in and around Puhoi

Kauriglen Lodge Puhoi is on a walking distance from Puhoi, one of New Zealand's only two ethnic historic villages. Learn about local history and how Puhoi came about by visiting Puhoi heritage highlights. Enjoy good food and nice drinks in the Puhoi Pub or have fun kayaking or canoeing the Puhoi River.

River Kayaking

Paddle down the Puhoi river through native bush, farmland and down into the mangrove forest to the Wenderholm Park. Along the way herons, pukekos, kingfishers flit in and out of the trees and you may be lucky to hear the raucous laughter of the kookaburras.

Learn about Puhoi History

Learn about the history of Puhoi at the Bohemian Museum. Discover the most curious things at the museum: historic tools and equipment, household items, clothing. At the museum there also have an impressive scale model of the village as it was in 1900.

Iconic Puhoi Pub

Enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple, choose from the excellent bistro menu with daily specials, relax in the historic surroundings and take in the atmosphere.

For information about things to see and do in Puhoi, visit

Kayaking on the Puhoi River
Puhoi river kayaking

Puhoi Bohemian Museum
Bohemian Museum
Learn about Puhoi history

Puhoi Pub
Puhoi Pub
Enjoy a nice a drink

Matakana Coast

Puhoi Historic Village is part of the Matakana Coast or Matakana Wine Country, an area streching from Puhoi to Pakiri. The area has a unique mix of activities. Experience sculptures at the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail in a remarkable landscape framed by towering native trees overlooking the celebrated Brick Bay Vineyard. Come onboard of the Glass Bottom Boat, stay dry and see all the fish and marine life at NZ's first marine reserve, Goat Island Marine Reserve. Experience the isolation and beauty of Pakiri Beach on a horse to suit your riding ability at Pakiri Beach Horse Rides.