Visit Kawerau with Mighway

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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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20% REDUCED PRICE for DEC & JANUARY - Luxury - 'Kiwi Burrow'
$250 / Day

20% REDUCED PRICE for DEC & JANUARY - Luxury - 'Kiwi Burrow'

Whakatane, Bay Of Plenty

Sleeps 6
Length 6.5m
Toilet
Shower

Places to Visit near Kawerau


Rainbow Springs Nature Park

Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs Nature Park offers a fun-packed and educational experience for the whole family. Learn about New Zealand’s fascinating natural history and get up close and personal with the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home.

Make sure you take a ride on the Big Splash, and don't forget to head to the crowd-pleasing free-flight Bird Show. Also, each day our team of experts run special Encounters which allow you to get closer than ever to some of our favourite park residents including trout, reptiles and native birds.

For an unforgettable experience, upgrade to our Kiwi Encounter Behind the Scenes Tour to see exactly how we're helping kiwi at the biggest kiwi hatchery in the world. Every tour booked is a 100% donation to our kiwi conservation program.

Tamaki Maori Village

1989 was the year it all began. Doug and Mike Tamaki forged a turning point for tourism in Rotorua and forever changed the way people from around the world experienced cultural storytelling. Two kiwi cowboys doing things a bit differently. From old school buses to hot-rod Harleys and roundabout sing-alongs, a new storyline was unfolding and the families, couples, the globetrotters from near and far were all on board the one-of-a-kind Tamaki Māori Village experience. Now 30 years later, Tamaki has become an iconic brand in tourism – a leading force that pioneers and inspires through authentic and meaningful cultural experiences that the world continues to applaud and celebrate. Tamaki Māori Village is the most award-winning cultural attraction in New Zealand and was voted the 7th best experience in the world by TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice award in 2018.

Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park

At Paradise Valley Springs, visitors can interact with a variety of New Zealand wildlife . Guest have the opportunity to hand-feed animals such as deer, pigs, thar and wallabies. See Rainbow and Brown Trout in our crystal-clear pools, and wild in the Ngongotaha Stream that winds through our park. Get up close to friendly farm animals in the lovely streamside farmwalk. View native New Zealand birds and waterfowl on our wetlands. Taste pure spring water straight from our natural spring, or purchase some of our own bottled 'Paradise Pure' to take away with you. Experience our elevated rainforest treetops walkway, hidden six metres high amongst bush and huge native trees. Get close to our lion pride and check out our exciting lion feeding at 2.30pm every day.

Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

From grassroots beginnings in the 1980’s and the founding of the Wingspan Charitable Trust in 1992, Wingspan is now recognized as New Zealand’s leading conservation, education and research organization for birds of prey. Wingspan Bird of Prey Centre was established in Rotorua in 2002. At Wingspan’s core is a commitment to the conservation of the threatened ‘Karearea’ New Zealand falcon.  Being part of New Zealand’s unique natural heritage, falcons are a taonga (treasured) species to tangata whenua (Māori, people of the land).  Wingspan supports wild populations directly by releasing captive bred falcons and rehabilitating injured wild birds.  Through research and advocacy, Wingspan also supports long-term sustainable conservation action by identifying the reasons for the decline in wild populations and promoting action to reverse this. The Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre is a place where people can visit and see birds of prey up close during interactive flying displays, hosted by the country’s leading experts. The displays showcase the spectacular flying skills of these amazing birds and are a unique educational experience enjoyed by children and adults alike.

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.

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