Located beside the Taieri River, the Rock and Pillar Mountain range, and the Kakanui Mountains, Kokonga provides beautiful scenery and a peaceful atmosphere
Kokonga, translated from Maori meaning “bending river”, is a small quiet township that was established in the 1890s as a railway settlement. Located beside the Taieri River, the Rock and Pillar Mountain range, and the Kakanui Mountains, Kokonga provides beautiful scenery and a peaceful atmosphere. The Railway Station no longer runs in Kokonga, however in this town you will find the remaining’s of a church, a school, and a store. North of Kokonga you will also find the historic Kyeburn-Kokonga Cemetery which features a war memorial from the 1920s. Kokonga is also well known for providing the basalt stone which the famous railway station in Dunedin was built from.
Kokonga Lodge is situated on the rail trail, a good biking distance from Middlemarch (41kms) and Wedderburn (32kms) and can be easily accessed directly off the trail or from State Highway 87. The lodge provides stylish accommodation, relaxing guest areas and is fully catered.Rates:
All rooms $285 (double/twin), $235.00 single occupancy. Discounts for multiple night stay. Children under 12 years negotiable. Dinner (optional) NZ$65.00 per person (consists of a delicious three-course meal using local and home-grown produce)more info
A large, private house situated in the peaceful region of Kokonga, 42 kms from Middlemarch. It contains an open plan kitchen and dining area, with a separate TV lounge, and has an outdoor BBQ and furniture.Rates:
Private room with queen bed - $110/room
Single bed in communal room - $40/bed
Optional continental breakfast $10 per person
There is easy access for fishing to the Taieri river from SH 87.
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