What to do near Kawhia Motel

Te Puia hot water spring beach
Kāwhia Harbour wharf
Mount Pirongia
Raglan sand beach

Kawhia Motel is a convenient and comfortable place to stay while you’re in the area. It’s located within walking distance of the towns amenities, including the wharf, museum, and cafes. You might also consider checking out the local beach or taking a walk or hike in the surrounding area. There are many natural attractions in the region, such as the Aotea Lagoon and the Karioi Summit track, which offer opportunities for outdoor recreation and sightseeing.

Te Puia hot water spring beach

Te Puia Hot Springs

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.

When is low tide?

Kawhia Harbour

Big game fishing and fishing charters

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:

Wairēinga/Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

This 55m plunge waterfall in the Wairēinga Scenic Reserve features 4 lookout platforms located under an hours drive away from Kawhia Motel.

Waitomo glow worm caves

Waitomo glow worm caves

Waitomo is a small village located in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is known for its underground cave systems and is a popular tourist destination. The Glowworm Caves, also known as the Waitomo Caves, are a network of underground caves and passages that are home to thousands of glowworms. These tiny creatures produce a bright, glowing light that illuminates the caves, creating a unique and beautiful sight. The Ruakuri Cave is another popular attraction in the area, featuring underground waterfalls and stunning limestone formations. Visitors can take guided tours of both of these caves and explore their underground wonders.

Kawhia Motel

Kāwhia is a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts and those who enjoy a range of activities. From digging your own hot springs pool to catching big game fish and kayaking, there is a lot to do in the area. Discover Kāwhia and book today.

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