With the many attractions Kawhia itself has on offer, there are plenty of experiences to fill up your days.

Te Puia Springs (Ocean Beach)

Dig your own spot and relax in the hot pools at low tide, or wander along 10kms of pristine ocean beach. The Te Puia Springs are a short drive from the hotel and a brisk walk to the seaside.

Beach towels and your own spade can be hired from Reception.

Museum

The Kawhia Regional Museum, Gallery and Information Centre will step you back in time, to the history of Kawhia and its surrounding areas. The collections on display will give you a deep insight to the area and the treasures that have been found within the district.

Admission: Koha (donation)

Summer hours: Labour weekend to Easter weekend
11am to 4pm (7 days a week)

Winter hours: Easter weekend to Labour weekend
12pm – 3pm (closed Mon & Tue)

Phone: 07 871 0161
Email: kawhia_museum@xtra.co.nz

Aotea Beach

5kms north of Kawhia, wander along the black sands of Aotea Beach and take in the vista of the dunes. You can also try your luck fishing off the beach.

Fishing Charters

Kawhia has several charter boats operating from the wharf, within walking distance of the hotel. They can provide you with a fishing experience like no other.

Dove Charters
Phone – 021 465 078
Email – bookings@westcoastfishing.co.nz
Website – www.westcoastfishing.co.nz

Venturer Fishing Charters
Phone – 027 254 4589
Email – robjac@xtra.co.nz
Website – www.venturerfishingcharterskawhia.co.nz

Golf

A quiet round of golf on a classic kiwi course, overlooking the Kawhia township with a harbour view. There's nothing more relaxing.

Address: 181 Pearl Avenue, Kawhia

Opening hours: 7 days a week. Open mixed scrambles on a Sunday. Clubhouse opens Sunday.

Green Fees: $10 - 9 holes

Phone: 029 278 5220

Email: kawhiagolf@gmail.com

Bush Walks

Kawhia has a few beautiful native bush walks, including:

Te Kauri
Unspoilt native bush walk. A short 15km drive from town.

Te Herenga
Wander the beachside track featuring the centuries old Pohutukawa grove overlooking Kawhia Harbour.

Waka Hourua Harbour Tours

Unique cultural experience - The only sea going Waka in New Zealand

The traditional double hulled sailing canoe Hinemoana is based in the Kawhia Harbour. Experience a 2.5 hour journey with an experienced sailing crew, showing you the many significant locations across the harbour, and stories shared by your local guide.

The Location

Kawhia is a quiet picturesque coastal community, known for fishing, food and natural hot pools. We are located right in the heart of Kawhia township.

 

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