Arrowtown, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand
Beach, New Zealand
Fiordland, New Zealand
Lake Matheson, New Zealand
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Rotorua, New Zealand
Featured
 
Mainstay New Zealand Hotels

Mainstay NZ Hotels

Large collection of independent hotels.

Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels

Holiday packages for any occasion.

Distinction Hotels

Distinction Hotels

Great hotels in great NZ wide locations.

Hawera

Hawera is a small town located on the southern end of Surf Highway 45–so named for its numerous surf beaches. The second-largest town in the Taranaki region, Hawera enjoys a rich, cultural history.

The name Hawera comes from the pre-European name ‘Te Hawera’, after a vengeance attack on a village south of the present day town. The village, totally destroyed by fire, left only blackened ruins, hence the name Te Hawera – ‘the burnt place’ or ‘breath of fire.’ The theme of fire has followed Hawera throughout its history, with a large blaze destroying five businesses in 1888 and a lot of the main street in 1912. more

After this, the decision was made to build a strong water tower that stands over Hawera as a landmark today.

Many of Hawera’s locals work for Fonterra’s Whareroa site which produces enough dairy ingredients to fill more than three Olympic-sized swimming pools each week.

One of Hawera’s Must Dos is Tawhiti Museum and Traders and Whalers. Voted New Zealand’s third best museum by TripAdvisor, the museum features thousands of life-size and miniature figures acting out scenes from New Zealand’s history. A highlight is Traders and Whalers, a boat ride where you float through Taranaki’s history.

Hawera Directory Information

Please choose from the main accommodation, attractions, tours, transport or visitor information categories below for Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand.

 

Find By

What Do You Want To Do?

Accommodation

Search for Accommodation in Hawera...

Accommodation

Attractions and Activities

Search for Attractions and Activities in Hawera...

Attractions and Activities

Transport

Search for Transport in Hawera...

Transport

DAWSON FALLS MOUNTAIN LODGE & CAFE

Egmont National Park

Map Photos Website

KINGFISHER COTTAGE

South Taranaki

Map Photos Website

TAIROA LODGE

Hawera

Map Photos Website

Where Do You Want To Go?

This New Zealand map does not display any listings on the map itself but may provide navigation by clicking on map symbol. Alternatively select a category or a region from the main links to find and view tourism businesses.

Select by Location

New Zealand Wide

Fish & Chips - Community Meal

Sun 22nd Sep 2019

It has been very cold and wet here in Taranaki, so we thought why not puton a kiwi favourite. Fish and Chips with Salad and eggs. Our events are always free unless fundraising, please invite our elderly, kaumatua, ...

Where: Hawera Presbyterian Church, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: Argyle Street, Hawera, South Taranaki

From: 6:00pm on Sunday 22nd September 2019
To: 8:00pm on Sunday 22nd September 2019

Image for event: 2019 Around the Mountain Organ Recital Series

2019 Around the Mountain Organ Recital Series

From: Wed 24th Jul 2019

The Music Innovation Trust of Taranaki is pleased to present the 2019 “Around the Mountain” Organ Recital Series, with organ recitals on the 1916 Alfred Brake pipe organ at the Wesley Methodist Church in Hāwera and ...

Where: Wesley Methodist Church, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: 45 Regent St, Hawera, South Taranaki

From: 11:15am on Wednesday 24th July 2019
To: 12:15pm on Wednesday 18th December 2019

Views Into the Garden

From: Fri 1st Nov 2019

A special installation to enhance your festival experience. At King Edward Park this year there will be a floral spectacle featuring the work of several local floral artists along with other fascinating gardening ...

Where: King Edward Park, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: Waihi Road, Hawera, South Taranaki

From: 10:00am on Friday 1st November 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 10th November 2019

Luncheon en Blanc with Kate Hillier

Sat 2nd Nov 2019

The dress code is all white for this fabulous Luncheon en Blanc. Enjoy three courses, wine matching from Mike Radich and hear how to achieve an award winning garden from horticulturist Kate Hillier. Kate is a member ...

Where: Tairoa Lodge, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: 3 Puawai Street, Hawera, South Taranaki

From: 11:30am on Saturday 2nd November 2019
To: 2:30pm on Saturday 2nd November 2019

The Garden Party

Sun 3rd Nov 2019

During the 32nd Taranaki Garden Festival visit King Edward Park. This is a celebration of King Edward Park and it's newly crowned 5 Star New Zealand Gardens Trust rating. Wear your Sunday best and come to the marquee ...

Where: King Edward Park, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: Waihi Road, Hawera, South Taranaki

From: 2:00pm on Sunday 3rd November 2019
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 3rd November 2019

A Walk Through the PĀst

From: Sun 3rd Nov 2019

Puketarata Garden lies inside an outer rampart of the historic Puketarata pā site, one of a number in the valley region. Around the 15th or 16th centuries, the age of pā building began, and for four or five hundred ...

Where: Puketarata Garden, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: 14 Ngawhini Rd, Hawera, South Taranaki

From: 11:00am on Sunday 3rd November 2019
To: 12:00pm on Sunday 10th November 2019

4 The Iwi - Christmas Dinner Fundraiser

Wed 6th Nov 2019

The focus for this fundraiser is so that we can hold a free Pre - Christmas Lunch on December 7th so we can place a huge meal along with Christmas presents for the attending children. Our aim to to fund-raise as much as ...

Where: Hawera Presbyterian Church, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: Argyle Street, Hawera, South Taranaki

From: 5:00pm on Wednesday 6th November 2019
To: 8:00pm on Wednesday 6th November 2019

Hamden Estate Winery Tasting

Wed 6th Nov 2019

Wairarapa meets Taranaki. An intimate evening of wine and fine food awaits you at Tairoa Lodge. Winemaker David Iggulden from Hamden Estate in Martinborough will introduce four wines with four delicious courses from ...

Where: Tairoa Lodge, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: 3 Puawai Street, Hawera, South Taranaki

From: 6:00pm on Wednesday 6th November 2019
To: 11:00pm on Wednesday 6th November 2019

Image for event: Bee Gees Las Vegas Tribute Show

Bee Gees Las Vegas Tribute Show

Fri 15th Nov 2019

An NZ Tribute To The Bee Gees Las Vegas Show. Golden medallions, steaming disco boots, flares, discotheque mania: the Bee Gees are the icons of this magic era, firmly cemented into our minds as the men of “Night ...

Where: Shads Buffet & Function Centre, Hawera, South Taranaki
Address: 256 Waihi Rd, Hawera, South Taranaki

From: 8:00pm on Friday 15th November 2019
To: 11:30pm on Friday 15th November 2019

Featured
 
Mainstay New Zealand Hotels

Mainstay NZ Hotels

Large collection of independent hotels.

Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels

Holiday packages for any occasion.

Distinction Hotels

Distinction Hotels

Great hotels in great NZ wide locations.