Located in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand's North Island, Kawerau is a small town located in a beautiful part of the country. Mount Edgecumbe/Putauaki, which can easily be seen from the town, lies 3 km to the east. The Tarawera River cuts through the town, flowing along the eastern portion of Kawerau and continuing north to the Bay of Plenty. Kawerau's water is supplied to the town by two natural springs and was voted the best-tasting water in the country in 2003 and 2004. The geothermal hot springs in the surrounding bush are operated by local families and provide the needed power for the community's pulp and paper mills, the main source of employment for the community. While the natural beauty of the area is a major reason people decide to visit Kawerau, the town is within easy driving distance of much larger cities, including Tauranga 100 km to the northwest and Rotorua 58 km to the west. The community hosts the Kawerau King of the Mountain annually. This 8K involves racing to the summit of Mount Edgecumbe and back. Because of the gruelling nature of the race, participants who complete the race in less than an hour are included in the SUB 60 Hall of Fame. The race takes place in October, but there are many activities to enjoy in the community no matter the time of year. Renting a motorhome with Mighway will allow you to easily travel the region during your stay in Kawerau.
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Rotorua Canopy Tours is a guided 3 hour eco adventure through the evergreen native forests of the Mamaku Plateau only minutes from Rotorua. It is the # 1 ranked activity in the North Island on TripAdvisor.
For 3 hours, escorted by 2 highly trained guides with no more than 10 people, you will experience one of the North Island’s last remaining remnants of untouched forest in the most exciting and unique of ways.
Be inspired by the beauty of the forest and the excitement of the ziplines while losing yourself to the power of nature on a journey you will remember forever.
Waimangu Volcanic Valley is Rotorua's premier tourist attraction and a ‘must do’ eco-experience when you visit Rotorua. Our exciting thermal attraction and sightseeing tours include unique ecology, rare botany and fascinating geothermal features such as steaming volcanic crater lakes. A protected scenic reserve and wildlife refuge, Waimangu Volcanic Valley geothermal park encompasses beautiful Lake Rotomahana and is set in pristine New Zealand bush. Waimangu Volcanic Valley is just 20 minutes south of Rotorua and 40 minutes north of Taupo.
We offer a range of self-guided eco tours and walks through this geothermal park, from a 45 minute walk to an extended 4 hours of discovery through our amazing Valley.
An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. Enter the world of Mitai. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting, see warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream, and don’t miss your only opportunity in the Rotorua area to see glow worms in their natural habitat. Marvel at the crystal clear water full of eels and trout, flowing directly from the earth at the sacred Fairy Spring. See your traditionally cooked hangi meal being lifted from the ground. During our cultural performance, you’ll learn about our past, carvings and ta moko (tattoo art). Be captivated by the displays of weaponry and combat, coupled with the grace and beauty of the poi dance. You’ll be amazed by the spine tingling haka finale. The Mitai family is proud to have created a sacred and spiritual place that offers you an indigenous cultural experience like no other.
Jump on board one of our eight-seater Gondola cabins and experience Rotorua’s most spectacular views from one of the best things to do in Rotorua! Skyline Rotorua’s 900 metre long Doppelmayr cableway system will transport you and your friends on a gentle, scenic ride up to the Skyline Rotorua complex.
On arrival at Skyline Rotorua Gondola, relax and take in the 180 degree panorama, take a walk on the nature trails or choose from one of the exciting Rotorua activity options on offer - such as Luge, the Skyswing or Skyvue 4D motion theatre. Before your return Gondola ride, be sure to stop in at the Food Market Kitchen, our marketplace style cafe or the Restaurant & Bar for lunch or dinner. Skyline Rotorua Gondola - a must-do Rotorua attraction!
The sealed car park at Firmin Field may be used by independent travellers and organised groups using fully self contained vehicles.Visit Waterhouse St Reserve
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