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 World War 1 memorial. Kokonga is also well known for providing the basalt stone for the famous Dunedin Railway Station, reputed to be New Zealand's most photographed building (with the number of cruise ships visiting Dunedin, that is probably true).
There is easy access for fishing to the Taieri river from SH 87.
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