It's Kawhia, it's West Coast, it's miles from anywhere and we loved it, the owners were very helpful, the 2 bedroom we stayed in was clean and the beds comfortable.
It is beside a beach on an estuary which was not a swimming spot but it's a 10 minute drive to Ocean Beach where you can dig hot water baths at low tide so who cares.
We'd stay there again.
- 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