Kerry Lane Motel Hawera Accommodation, South Taranaki, New Zealand

2 Kerry Lane, RD13, Hawera, South Taranaki

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Explore Taranaki

Midway between Whanganui and New Plymouth, Hawera is an ideal central base when visiting the Whanganui/South Taranaki regions. Enjoy a two-hour drive along Surf Highway 45 as it curves around Mount Taranaki to New Plymouth and return the inland route along State Highway 3 to Hawera. South Taranaki which has fertile farmland along with a rich cultural history, boasts wonderful gardens, a vibrant cultural scene, museums and galleries and good restaurants and cafes. There are plenty of experiences to satisfy both the energetic and laid back visitor alike.

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Mount Taranaki and Egmont National Park

Offers the visitor spectacular scenery whether making the climb, taking in the variety of beautiful walks or viewing from the various viewpoints around the mountain.

Surf Highway 45

Taranaki is one of the country’s top surfing areas. Iron sand beaches are dotted around the coast and almost every access road towards the coast leads to “the perfect wave” or a good fishing spot, or a good beach to stroll.

Fishing

Experience the excitement and thrill of bottom fishing off the South Taranaki Coast. Or South Taranaki mountain streams offer a wide variety of freshwater fishing experienced in an uncrowded environment. The good water quality is a key element of this region’s trout fishing.

Lakes

Rotorangi - Boating, water skiing, fishing or walking. Rotokare - 212 hectares of bush reserve surrounded by a pest-proof fence, makes this a popular spot for boating, walking, bird watching or simply enjoying the scenery.

Museums

South Taranaki is rich in history. Original blockhouses, redoubts, monuments and well preserved pa sites tell of early Maori life and the Maori-European land wars in South Taranaki. Tawhiti Museum will give you an authentic glimpse of New Zealand history with the use of life-size exhibits and scale models. South Taranaki Museum at Patea - Many colourful and sometimes tragic stories of South Taranaki are recorded in the museum.

Art Galleries

Taranaki boasts a vibrant art and cultural scene, and a visit to: Percy Thomson, Stratford; The Village Gallery, Eltham; Lysaght Watt Gallery, Hawera; Glass and Art Studio, Waverley. Will more than satisfy the curiosity of art enthusiasts.

Around the Mountain


  • MANAIA - Visit Yarrows Bakery for freshly baked bread and other yummy things

  • MAHOE - The Possum Factory for custom-made quality, naturally tanned, possum fur and leather products

  • OPUNAKE - A big beach, big murals and cozy cafes

  • PARKIHAKA PA - For those interested in our past the Pa is well worth visiting

  • OKATO - A sculpture garden and gallery takes you out of this world

  • OAKURA - A lively arts scene, good restaurants and a good surf beach

  • NEW PLYMOUTH - Walk, Skate or cycle the 10 km New Plymouth coastal walkway, or wander through the inner city botanical wonderland of Pukekura Park and Brooklands Zoo. Visit Puke Ariki Museum displays or Taranaki’s rich heritage, or take in the vibrant café and cultural scene

  • INGLEWOOD - Fun Ho Toy Museum and Stony Oakes Wildlife Park

  • STRATFORD - Is the start of the Forgotten Highway. This Shakespearean town has New Zealand’s only public glockenspiel and also a Pioneer Village

  • ELTHAM - This pioneering town is worth a visit. Sample award winning scones, check out the vintage shopping and the Mainland Cheese Factory Shop

  • NORMANBY - Te Ngutu o Te Manu Reserve was an important centre for the Ngaruahine iwi and a peaceful place to sit and remember

  • HAWERA - Turuturu Mokai a significant pa of Ngati Tupaea

The TSB Hub

The multi-focussed complex brings modern indoor and outdoor facilities together on the one site between Waihi and Camberwell Roads. The venue is ideal for multi sports tournament and has modern state of the art conference facilities to cater for large numbers and concerts.

Cape Egmont Lighthouse and Lighthouse Museum

The light first shone in August 1881 at Cape Egmont. For the first six months an armed constabulary was stationed on the first floor of the lighthouse because of the Taranaki land wars.

Gardens and Walkways

South Taranaki is well endowed with interesting parks and gardens including the Oakley Garden and Puketarata - gardens of National Significance and the Taranaki Regional Council run Holldard Gardens. There are a network of delightful walking tracks to provide visitors with a unique perspective of dramatic landscapes.

Taranaki Golf Courses

There are six golf courses catering for golfers of all levels in South Taranaki.

Powerco Aquatic Centre

Has an all-year indoor pool featuring a 25 metre pool, learners pool, toddlers spray and play pool and hydroslide.

Kerry Lane Motel Hawera Accommodation, South Taranaki, New Zealand

2 Kerry Lane, RD13, Hawera, South Taranaki

Reservations 0800 537 795
Host Accommodation, MANZ, Sky TV, WiFi, Accessbile

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