Visit Kawerau with Mighway

Hire a campervan in Kawerau


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.

Campervan Hire Kawerau


Lynne & Steve's Mercedes
$230 / Day

Lynne & Steve's Mercedes

Kawerau, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 4
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Places to Visit near Kawerau


Rotorua Canopy Tours

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.

Tamaki Maori Village

A 3 hour journey into the heart of Maori Culture...an experience you will never forget! Journey with us to the outskirts of Rotorua, to a Maori village nestled in an ancient forest. There, after a formal and sacred ceremony, you’ll be welcomed through the fortifications and into the village.

As fires blaze, the entire village comes to life. See and learn about Maori art forms and Maori traditions. See Maori weaponry displays, watch women weaving and making Maori crafts, listen to villagers tell stories of their ancestors and history, experience traditional Maori tattoo, ancient horticultural practices and so much more.

Traditional songs and dances are also performed for you – experience the unique Poi dance, breath-taking harmonies and the famed, powerful Maori Haka. The Tamaki Rotorua Maori Village experience culminates in a sumptuous 3-course feast. Tamaki Maori Village Rotorua offers visitors an authentic Maori Hangi meal, steamed underground in the traditional way.

Redwoods Forest

Haere mai ki te Wao Tapu nui ä Tane, Nau mai haere mai.

The history and culture surrounding the Whakarewarewa Forest, the variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, diverse range of exotic tree species, mix of native undergrowth, panoramic views, and proximity to lakes, thermal areas and the city centre have made The Redwoods & Whakarewarewa Forest one of Rotorua’s most spectacular natural assets and one of the city’s greatest treasures.

Over 5600 hectares of forest awaits you to enjoy and explore at your leisure. If you love the outdoors and want to experience nature at its best this area is definitely for you!

The forest is most well known for the network of superb mountain biking and walking tracks and for the magnificent stand of Californian Coast Redwoods. These towering trees, along with numerous other species and the fresh forest air, combine to create an invigorating atmosphere and a truly unique and special environment.

Waimangu Volcanic Valley

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.

Campgrounds and Parks near Kawerau


Waterhouse St Reserve

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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