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Vacation rentals in Hāwera

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Tiny home in Normanby
Mountain Haven. Cosy with rural mountain view.
Reconnect with nature at this unforgettable escape. A luxurious tiny home situated in its own private paddock with a stunning mountain view and surrounded by working farmland , you can enjoy the space and peace. It is situated on a small non working calf rearing premises ,only ten minutes from the charming town of Hawera so close to full amenities, restaurants and perfectly situated to enjoy a lot Taranaki has to offer. New Plymouth is only an hour north. On site art gallery.
$107 per night
Guest suite in Hawera
McArthur Park B&B with views of Mt. Taranaki
Welcome to McArthur park, located only minutes from Hawera with views of Mt Taranaki . Enjoy a spacious super king bedroom with views of the garden and the mountain. A second, smaller queen bedroom is available with for an additional $30 per person. Both bedrooms access a sunny kitchenette area to enjoy a delicious continental breakfast. YOUR OWN PRIVATE BATHROOM Also available is your own private lounge area with a baby grand piano, sky tv and wifi throughout the house. We hope you enjoy !!
$83 per night
Rental unit in Hāwera
Modern compact apartment. Rural
Quiet Rural Location. We’ll set up for shift workers or as an alternative to a motel. This apartment is located on the back of a Rural Farm House. There is plenty of parking and location is handy to Township Facilities.
$65 per night

Stay near Hāwera's top sights

PAK'nSAVE Hawera6 locals recommend
Countdown Hawera5 locals recommend
Tawhiti Museum37 locals recommend
King Edward Park6 locals recommend
Rough Habits Sports Bar & Cafe4 locals recommend
Upside Down Eatery4 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Hāwera

Private room in Hawera
Linden House Hawera 3 lovely rooms.King bed
$59 per night
Home in Hāwera
Executive home away from home
$175 per night
Private room in Hawera
Linden House Hawera 3lovely rooms. Queen bed
$59 per night
Farm stay in Okaiawa
The Shelter
$89 per night

Your guide to Hāwera

All About Hāwera

Located in the southwest of the North Island, Hāwera is the main town in the south of the Taranaki region, one of New Zealand’s most popular outdoor activities hubs. The town is bordered by water on three sides — the undulating Tawhiti Stream to the north and east, the Waingongoro River to the west, and the South Taranaki Bight to the south — so there’s plenty of opportunity to swim, kayak, and surf here. Hāwera is hard to miss when you drive in from the south, as you're greeted by a huge cow sculpture outside the enormous dairy. Dairy is big business here, and you’ll find plenty of cheese-based dishes to try and ice cream stores serving up flavors made with local milk.

If you're feeling energetic, for a small fee, you can climb to the top of the water tower and observe a panoramic view of the town, coastline, and the Mount Taranaki volcano. Two central parks — Naumai Park and King Edward Park — provide scenic green spaces along with a peaceful lake, while the black sand of Waihī Beach is less than 10 minutes away by car.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Hāwera

The south Taranaki region is mainly dry, but you could experience storms moving in from across the Tasman Sea, and packing a waterproof jacket is recommended whatever the season. Windy weather is common here, especially in spring (between September and November), so you should wrap up to take a guided walk of the nationally renowned King Edward Park Gardens as part of the Taranaki Garden Festival held at the beginning of November. Black sand beaches are hot to the touch in summer (December to March), when locals head to the beach to swim, so don’t forget to take shoes down to the surf. Heavy frosts are rare in the winter months (June through August), and snow and hail are rare at lower altitudes.

Top things to do in Hāwera

Tawhiti Museum

A few minutes north of the town, the Tawhiti Museum features thousands of models depicting the history of the Taranaki region, which are designed and built on-site and cover the period after a European trading station was established in the early 19th century. The detailed displays include dioramas of the whale trade from the 1800s, the bush railway used for logging, and the evolution of modern farm machinery.

Forgotten Highway

A few miles out of Hāwera is the village of Stratford, which marks the beginning of the Forgotten Highway. The road follows an ancient Māori trading path over 90 miles into the Egmont National Park. This is one of the most scenic drives on the North Island, offering commanding vistas of the volcano Mount Taranaki as you make your way up into the mountains.

Rotokare Scenic Reserve

The wetlands and forests of Rotokare Scenic Reserve are around a 30-minute drive north of town, extending over 560 acres with a sprawling natural lake. You can spot forest geckos on the ground and North Island Robins among the Kahikatea/White Pines, and there are even night tours if you want to see the reserve in a whole new light.

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