AUCKLAND 3-4 hours drive. 35 minutes by air from Kerikeri.  

TOTARA NORTH  3 minutes boat ramp and wharf.  3 minutes GumStore Bar and Grill.     

KERIKERI 35 minutes.  Big shopping centre and tourist centre with large supermarkets, many cafes restaurants, vinyards,  historic sites etc.

KAITIA  40 minutes.  Gateway to Cape Reinga and 90 mile beach.  Large shopping and tourist centre, arts and craft.

KAEO  15 minutes  Local shops and supermarket, local restaurants.

WHANGAROA  5 mins by boat. 15 minute drive. Game Fishing Club, restaurants and  pub.  Small village shop.

MANGONUI  20 minutes.  Attractive harbour/fishing town.  Restaurants, heritage trail. Excellent Fish and Chip shop on jetty.


Totara North a small community with a big history. Once the site of the biggest ship building and milling industry in the Pacific, today fishing, farming, oyster farming, cottage industries and un-intrusive tourism provide much of the employment.

The Cedar House is 3 km from the Totara North turn off, SH10.  Follow Department of Conservation directions to the Wairakau Stream Track, orange triangles and our house sign, mark the way.  

View from Duke's Nose



Wairakau Road

Totara North

RD2,  Kaeo

Northland, New Zealand


tel: +64  (0)9 4051146


© cedarhouse 2009      * (Capt. Richard A Cruise, commander of the military detachment aboard the British Naval supply ship “Dromedary ) March 1820

 The Cedar House 

 Holiday Home


Whangaroa Harbour, “ A Singular and Beautifully Romantic Place” *