Catch a bus to Kawerau with nakedbus, the place with the warmest average temperature and best drinking water in New Zealand.

The best way to explore Kawerau is with a Maries Tour, where you can choose from a Tarawera Falls Experience, a Whirinaki Forest Part and Waterfalls discovery and a Waterfalls to Lake Okataina experience. All of these walks and tramps are a great way to see the natural beauty in and around Kawerau.

The Tui Glen farms allows you to explore the native bush by horseback, with great views of the Bay of Plenty and White Island. You could also do your exploring by jet boat, where you start at the Matahina Dam, go up the Matakina Lake and into the Rangitiaiki river, which then leads to the water rapids of the Aniwhenua Falls gorge.

For the beer lovers, Aotearoa Breweries is where you have to visit. They have handcrafted beers, brewed with pure artesian (Kawerau) water. Visit for your free tasting or book in a tour of the manufacturing and brewing facilities. If you are a wine fan, you can visit Covell Estate Wines, where organic wine is made in Galatea Valley. You could go on a tour of the vineyards and cellars and have a taste of the 100% organic wines.


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