Kawhia's diverse environment caters for a wide range of activities.

In The Area

  • Kawhia Museum
  • Kawhia Gift Shop
  • The Rusty Schnapper Cafe
  • Kawhia Pub
  • Kawhia Gas Station
  • General Store & Bakery
  • Kawhia Boat & Angling Club

The North Island's west coast community of Kawhia lies within close proximity to:

  • Te Awamutu: 50 minutes
  • Hamilton: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Bridal Veil Falls: (on route to Raglan) 45 minutes
  • Raglan: 1 hour (surfing)
  • Marakopa Falls: (on route to Waitomo) 60 minutes
  • Waitomo: 1 hour 20 minutes (caves, museum, abseiling and black-water rafting)
  • Otorohanga and Otorohanga Kiwi Bird House Park: 1 hour
  • From Auckland International Airport allow 2.5 hours

Te Puia Springs (Ocean Beach/Hot Water Beach)

The natural hot pools are a must when visiting the region, located on Kawhia Ocean Beach. Situated a short 10 minute drive from the town center. You will have to climb over a sand dune, head straight towards the waters edge and start feeling with your feet the hot spots. The hot pools can only be enjoyed at low tide, be sure to check first!! We provide complimentry shovels at the office.

Kawhia Fishing & Charters

Kawhia is famous for its west coast fishing spots. Harbour fishing, kayak fishing and fishing charters are all very popular with visitors to Kawhia. Fishing Charters are great for group bookings, families or an individual wanting to experience the thrill of the fish. Schnapper, Kahawai, Founder and Kingfish can be found here. The harbour is very tidal in Kawhia , be sure to check out the high and low times before planning your activites, charters are weather dependant.

Fishing Charters In Kawhia - To Book click link below

Dove Charters

A fishing trip with Dove Charters aboard the Dove, Clansman or Wild Goose III, will provide you with a fishing experience like no other.


Kayak Hire at the Kawhia Beachside Scape

We provide single & double kayak and stand up paddleboard (SUP) hire. You can enjoy these straight in front of the camp site in the harbour. $10 per person, 2 hour hire. Life Vest are provided. It is a very tidal harbour so make sure you check the times of high tide - (kayaks can only be enjoyed on the incoming tide).