Kawhia's diverse environment caters for a wide range of activities that can be accessed from our superb waters edge holiday park/camping ground: visit marae, tramp, sail, swim, cycle. Harbour cruises, chartered fishing trips, surfcasting, digging your own hot bath at Ocean Beach - Te Puia Hot Springs, kayak hire, or in the comfort of your motel, camp/motorhome site or cabin relax and enjoy your time with a glass of wine and a book. Enquiries and inspections welcome.

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: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • 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 3 hours and take the Kawhia turn-off at Ngaruawahia

Te Puia Springs

Kahwhia natural hot pools are a must when visiting the region, the hot pools are located on Kawhia Ocean Beach. Enjoy the relaxing natural thermal bath after feeling with your toes through the black sand. Remember! You will have to head there approximately 1 hour between low tide for the hot water to be exposed. Getting there is a short 5 minute drive from the town center.

Kawhia Fishing

Kawhia is famous for its west coast fishing spots, fishing charters can be booked in advance. Enjoy the large game fish and schnapper on the unpredictable west coast with fanatistic rural scenery.

Kawhia Harbour Kayak Hire at the Kawhia Beachside Scape

Enjoy the transquil and calm harbour from your front doorstep. Kayak and stand up paddleboarding can be a relaxing way to get out on the water and enjoy the scenery. Because Kawhia Beachside Scape is located on the waterfront, we provide a range of single and double kayaks for the whole family. Life Vest is provided. Remember to book these in on the incoming tide, as the changing tides can be quite strong from the harbour.