Ohoka is one of the closest country villages to Christchurch - only 20 minutes' drive from the city and Christchurch International Airport. Ohoka is surrounded by farmland and lifestyle blocks with views across to the Southern Alps and foothills.

Every Friday morning the Ohoka Farmers Market is open for all your fresh bread and seafood, produce, great coffee, baked goods and more in the Ohoka Domain with mellow sounds from talented musicians. 

Discover beautiful summer gardens that are also popular wedding venues at Millstream Garden, Millwood Botanicals and Wilson's Mill Garden. 

The Ohoka School hall is not just for basketball but also a fantastic country venue that can hold seated dining for 320 people. The popular North Canterbury Business Awards are hosted in this venue with catering by Continental. 

Popular Parks and Walks

History of Ohoka

Ohoka was a mill town first settled in the mid 1850s and had one of the larger schools in the district with over 200 pupils. Originally the area was swamp and was rich in flax with a railway line connecting Ohoka to Kaiapoi but as the swamp was drained rich fertile soil gave way to farms. 

For information on Ohoka for businesses development and support please refer to Enterprise North Canterbury