Our stay of three nights was far too brief to truly experience the beautiful estuary of Kawhia Habour but Snow,Bronwyn and wee Nelson were so friendly and helpful. Snow will share his musical talents .... if you are lucky .camping at the waters edge, Kayaking the harbour at sunset with occasional stops to put Nelson back in, fish n chips at the local, thunder and lightening streaks night skies.... truly a hidden gem that is out of the way ....almost hesitant to reveal too much about the location in case the influx of tourists ruins the peaceful beauty. Scape to this little town and area for the way NZ life used to be - "no worries"
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kawhia's only waterfront accommodation. 6Km from Ocean Beach. We have 5 self-contained motel units(SKY TV), 9 comfortable cabins, large communal kitchen, lounge SKY TV,communal ablution block and 14 tent/RV sites. Perfectly situated on Kawhia's beautiful harbour frontage, and 600 metres from Kawhia village. Free Wireless internet. Kayaks for hire. Spring free trampoline. Kawhia is well known for its Maori heritage and Te Puia Hot Springs at Kawhia's Ocean Beach (loan spades for digging your own spa). We are 1.5 Hours drive from Waitomo, 1 hour from Raglan and Te Awamutu, and 1.15 Hours from Hamilton. 2.5-3 Hrs drive from Auckland and the ideal first night stop from Auckland airport. Make Ocean Beach Hot Springs and Kawhia Beachside S-Cape Holiday Park your next destination. ... more less