Just 4km up the road from Kawhia Motel; you can dig your own hot pool where the natural geothermal water of ~45ºC rises through the black sands of Ocean Beach. This a must when visiting Kāwhia. The best times to find the hot water springs is 2 hours either side of low tide. Here you can find when low tide is.
Kāwhia retains an unspoiled atmosphere and is considered one the premier fishing spots in New Zealand. The Kāwhia area is abundant in fish and is known for exceptional Snapper, Trevally, Kahawai and Kingfish.
Have your own boat? You'll be catching your limit within a few hours. Alternatively, if you don't have a boat then there are a few great charters based in Kāwhia that will ensure your success.
Here are a few charters to check out:
This 55m plunge waterfall in the Wairēinga Scenic Reserve features 4 lookout platforms.
Ngarunui (sometimes called Ocean Beach, Main Beach or Wainui Beach) is the main sandy swimming beach in Raglan. Spacious, picturesque beach known for black sand & powerful waves ideal for surfing.
Waitomo is a village on the North Island of New Zealand. It's known for its extensive underground cave systems. Thousands of glow-worms light up the Glowworm Caves. The vast Ruakuri Cave features waterfalls and limestone formations. Mangapohue Natural Bridge is a high limestone arch over Mangapohue Stream. Northeast of the village, Otorohanga Kiwi House shelters several species of the rare native kiwi bird.
There are some great walks in the Pirongi Forest Park.