Attractions

Museum in Kawhia

Kawhia Regional Museum & Gallery

Kawhia’s modest waterside museum has local history, nautical and Māori artefacts, and regular art exhibitions. It doubles as the visitor information centre.
Historic Site in Kawhia

Maketu Marae

From Kawhia Wharf, a track extends along the coast to Maketu Marae, which has an impressively carved meeting house, Auaukiterangi. Two stones here – Hani and Puna – mark the burial place of the Tainui waka (a 14th-c…
Beach in Kawhia

Ocean Beach

Four kilometres west of Kawhia is Ocean Beach and its high, black-sand dunes. Swimming can be dangerous, but one to two hours either side of low tide you can find the Te Puia Hot Springs in the sand – dig a hole for…