Lonely Planet review
These six perkily painted, well-kept, old-school motel units are right next to the shops. There's also a four-bedroom house available. Kayak/bike hire costs $20/15 per hour.
Our independent authors have visited Kawhia Motel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Kawhia.
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Interesting places nearby
Kawhia Regional Museum & Gallery
Kawhia's cute waterside museum is a modest but engaging affair, with lots of local history, nautical and Maori artefacts, and regular...
Four kilometres west of Kawhia is Ocean Beach and its high, black-sand dunes. Swimming can be dangerous, but one to two hours either...
From the wharf, a track extends along the coast to Maketu Marae, which has an impressively carved meeting house, Auaukiterangi. Two...
Annie’s Cafe & Restaurant
An old-fashioned licensed eatery in the main street, serving espresso, sandwiches and local specialities such as flounder and whitebait...