Located 30 minutes north of Auckland
on the Hibiscus Coast
, Waiwera sits in a valley adjacent to a lovely sandy beach, and is surrounded by native bush and coastal beach walks.
The town's Maori name translates as 'warm waters', and its reputation as a thermal resort goes back to 1870 when Aucklanders first came to bathe in its restorative waters. Today, the resort's naturally heated mineral pools
remain a drawcard for the many visitors who come to enjoy a relaxing soak. Activities in the surrounding area including canoeing and kayaking, gamefishing, bushwalks and horse riding. Just north of Waiwera is beautiful Wenderhom Regional Park, which has a sandy beach, barbecue and picnic spots, bushwalks and historic Couldrey House. Or visit the old Bohemian settlement of Puhoi
, with its colonial pub and the Puhoi cheese factory. Hibiscus Coast Visitor Information Centre
214a Hibiscus Coast Highway
Private Bag 500