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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The people here are wonderful. This is a very old hotel, reputed to contain the first bar in New Zealand to serve alcohol (1826 or so). It was built from the local kauri trees and was an early site of trade on the upper reaches of the Hokianga Harbour. Nearly 200 years later it is a charming place in need...

1Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a drink on our way through to see Tane Mahuta. Nice friendly service and a nice venue with clean toilets but the coffee unfortunately on the day we visited was terrible! Gorgeous view from the outside tables where we took lots of photos and spoke with some of the friendly locals.

Thank David P
New Zealand
Reviewed 25 July 2016

After a fabulous walk at wairere boulders we popped into the Tavern for a well deserved ale. The patrons were easy to talk to. this Pub is a step back in time as well as visiting Horeke it self nothing has changed over 30 odd years. It is a bit of a sleepy place but great to go for a...

Thank TCZeus
Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Oldest hotel in NZ and owner told us the history and cooked excellent meal. Nicely furnished room with beautiful view of harbor. Bar with at least six beers on tap. Paved road. Very quit and peaceful.

Thank 883dick
Russell, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We came here because there was a archaeological dig happening right opposite the pub and also my husband has not been here since he was 8 years old... so thought to combine a few things. After wandering around the excavations at the dig on their well publicized open day we thought we go over to the tavern and have a...

Thank R_G_Baker
Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Husband and I stayed here after visiting the boulders in our campervan. We were warmly welcomed by the owner who shared the history of the pub and surrounding district. He brought out books to illustrate different parts of the history. We sat and also chatted to the locals and played pool. Great campervan stop over on the shores of the...

Thank Grantandvhris
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Horeke on the Hokianga is not on the main tourist route but it's worth the detour. Purportedly the pub dates back to the 1820s but whatever the case may be, the area is certainly one of the earliest points of significant European-Maori contact; in fact, New Zealand's first commercial ship-building operation began there in 1826. The pub itself is a...

Thank GraemeB65
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Horeki Tavern was the most amazing find. It is situated right on the shore of the Hokianga harbour, the bedrooms have stunning views down the harbour, the hotel is full of old photographs and memorabilia and Mine Host is a mind of information on the history of the area. Our room was 9X5 metres and very comfortable, meals were cooked...

Thank Thecyclist25000
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2015

What a treat! the oldest hotel in NZ and thankfully has a very passionate and enthusiastic Owner who is gradually restoring this wonderful relic. He's happy to chat about it's history providing it's not too busy at the bar. Lots of wonderful history around the walls and in the squeaky floor boards. Wished we'd booked a room for the night....

1Thank Lyrebird6
Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We decided to tick a few things off our bucket list and being winter time to blow away some cobwebs. From Whangarei we drove to Wairere Boulders and enjoyed the stroll through magnificent landscape of colour erosion history etc. Lunch time woops a bit late we called into the Horeke Tavern where Peter had kept us lunch of Seafood mornay...

1Thank Anne255371

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Additional Information about Horeke Tavern Hotel

Address: 2118 Horeke Road | Hokianga Harbour, Horeke, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Horeke
Price Range: £49 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“Only three rooms -- two of which face the harbour. Top room is HUGE and family friendly (take the kids). Bottom room is big but not huge.”
 of 5 bubbles stephensB2915JR, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“old and worldly”
 of 5 bubbles TCZeus, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Not sure as I did not actually stay there but only visited the bar”
 of 5 bubbles R_G_Baker, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The rooms facing over the Hokianga Harbour would no doubt be the best. It is very quiet here so you'll sleep well.”
 of 5 bubbles GraemeB65, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The three rooms all have views.”
 of 5 bubbles Thecyclist25000, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
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