Located on the banks of the Wairoa River, the township of Wairoa has a rich Maori history and heritage. The town is the gateway to the fine native forest of Te Urewera and Lake Waikaremoana and its circular track, which is listed among New Zealand's 10 Great Walks.

The Wairoa region's rivers, lakes, beaches and walks offer numerous outdoor activities, including fishing and hunting. Nearby Mahia Peninsula provides yachting, waterskiing, diving, mini powerboats and fishing on its waterways.

Geographic Location

Located on the banks of the Wairoa River, 93km south-west of Gisborne

Population

4500

Climate

Winter: -2°C (low)
Summer: 30+°C (high)

Average rainfall
810mm/year