We cycled here and Kawakawa Bay is a lovely spot with great views out into the Gulf. The motel is directly across the road from the beach so you can wake and look directly out at the beach. The motel is in a perfect position and the owner/manager was a very pleasant chap. We stayed in a small end unit which, although dated, is perfectly good as a place to stay - plenty of equipment to make for a pleasant enough stay and a great sleep.
The unit we stayed in was sorely needing a spring clean but otherwise, we would have rated it higher.
Well worth a little weekend away from the city.
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