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Kawerau is found on the North Island of New Zealand, in the Bay of Plenty. Home to about seven thousand people, Kawerau is the site of the Norske Skog Tasman pulp and paper mill. Mount Putauaki is a significant landmark that stands sentinel over the town. 

Why rent a car in Kawerau with VroomVroomVroom?

As this is a fairly small town, there is only one NZ rental car supplier: Hertz on Liverpool Street. This means that rental cars may be subject to availability and the supplier may need to be contacted directly to book a car. But don't worry, we can do this for you. Here some reasons to book a rental car with VroomVroomVroom:

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Best time to visit Kawerau 

Generally, rainfall in Kawerau is spread throughout the year, despite the fact that it is not surprising to experience a dryness during summer. Take note that Kawerau is the only town in New Zealand with a purpose-built white water slalom course. And that events are held there, and spectators can get a great view of the action. 

Driving tips in Kawerau

Book a car rental and explore Kawerau on your own timetable! Kawerau is about 58 kilometres east of Rotorua, and 100 kilometres southeast of Tauranga. The city is also just 25 minutes driving time to the Bay of Plenty coast. It is a motorhome and traveller friendly town, with essential services such as a laundromat, supermarkets, a waste dumping station and free camping. 

Cool Water of Kawerau

The plentiful parks and green spaces make Kawerau a very enjoyable area to visit. VroomVroomVroom recommends that you visit spots like the stunning Mt. Edgecumbe/ Putauaki, a 820-metre volcanic cone  just three kilometres east of town; and the Tarawera Falls. 

New Zealand's best tasting water in Kawerau

With all the fantastic wines & beers available in New Zealand, waking up with a hangover can be quite easy in Kawerau! Rehydrate with Kawerau's tap water; this town has been voted as having the best tasting water in New Zealand.

Kawerau Woodfest

This is New Zealand's largest wood-related festival and incorporates the National Woodskills competition.  The event brings over 12, 000 people to Kawerau, and makes the town come alive with the smell of two-stroke, pinus radiatus and timber oil. Grrr! This event is held in late September each year. 

Tarawera Falls

There are the most spectacular falls in the Bay of Plenty, a 35-minute drive from Kawerau. The falls drop 65 metres down a sheer cliff face, then cascade down bush-lined rapids.  They are easily accessible for visitors to view, just a twenty minute walk from the Waterfall Road carpark.