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Welcome to Kawhia Motel

Steeped in Māori and European history, this historic eco-wonderland is the spiritual and ancestral home of the Māori tribe (iwi), Tainui.

Travellers world-wide are discovering this rare gem where you can still walk for miles on an isolated ocean beach without seeing another footprint in the sand.

There's much to see and do in Kāwhia. You could dig your own hot springs pool on the edge of the west coast surf beach, or catch the fish of a lifetime. Kāwhia is well known for its big game fishing. Beach and harbour walks, harbour cruises, horse trekking, round of golf or taking a kayak for a paddle - there is something for everybody here.

The small town also has a very relaxing and peaceful atmosphere which is great to unwind and de-stress.

Directly looking out to Kāwhia Harbour; Kawhia Motel is a small, independently-owned motel nestled in the quiet Kāwhia township. A quick walk to the wharf and museum area. Within the township there's a general store, garage/fuel station, cafes, fish and chip take-away, children's playground and skateboard area.