Kawhia is probably off most tourist routes, if at all they go to Raglan. Hey, Raglan may have more facilities, but Kawhia has as good scenery and is not nearly as crowded. Wonderful place to stay. Accommodation options are limited too and while Kawhia Beachside may look like nothing special when passing by, the unit was really well equipped with many little details you wouldn't expect. We only stayed one night but really enjoyed it. Definitely recommended to other travelers..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kawhia's only waterfront accommodation. 6Km from Ocean Beach. We have 5 self-contained motel units(SKY TV), 9 comfortable cabins, large communal kitchen, lounge SKY TV,communal ablution block and 14 tent/RV sites. Perfectly situated on Kawhia's beautiful harbour frontage, and 600 metres from Kawhia village. Free Wireless internet. Kayaks for hire. Spring free trampoline. Kawhia is well known for its Maori heritage and Te Puia Hot Springs at Kawhia's Ocean Beach (loan spades for digging your own spa). We are 1.5 Hours drive from Waitomo, 1 hour from Raglan and Te Awamutu, and 1.15 Hours from Hamilton. 2.5-3 Hrs drive from Auckland and the ideal first night stop from Auckland airport. Make Ocean Beach Hot Springs and Kawhia Beachside S-Cape Holiday Park your next destination. ... more less