Surf Highway 45 attractions

Top Choice Museum in Hawera

KD's Elvis Presley Museum

Elvis lives! At least he does at Kevin D Wasley's astonishing museum, which houses more than 10,000 of the King’s records and a mind-blowing collection of Elvis memorabilia collected over nearly 60 years. 'Passion i…
Beach in Hawera

Waihi Beach

You can access Waihi Beach by turning into Denby Rd and descending the steep gravel track from the carpark. At low tide you can walk to Ohawe Beach (or do it in the reverse direction). All black sand, rock pools and…
Lighthouse in Okato & Around

Historic Cape Light & Museum

A replica of the Cape Egmont Lighthouse, the Historic Cape Light & Museum is at the end of Bayly Rd, a touch further north around the coast from the original. Managed by Cape Egmont Boat Club, it was built to ho…
Museum in Hawera

Tawhiti Museum

The excellent Tawhiti Museum houses a collection of exhibits, dioramas and creepily lifelike human figures modelled on people from the region. A large collection of tractors pays homage to the area's rural heritage;…
Lighthouse in Okato & Around

Cape Egmont Lighthouse

About 20km south of Okato, a coastward turn-off at Pungarehu leads 4.5km to Cape Egmont Lighthouse, a photogenic cast-iron lighthouse fabricated in London then moved here from Mana Island near Wellington in 1881. Ab…
Tower in Hawera

Hawera Water Tower

The austere, 55m Hawera Water Tower is one of few noteworthy attractions in quiet Hawera. Grab the key from the neighbouring i-SITE, ascend the 215 steps, then scan the horizon for signs of life (you can see the coa…