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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
Orewa

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