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Kawerau, Kawerau District Community and Real Estate market information

About the Kawerau Community

About Kawerau:

Kawerau is a town in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island. The town is situated 100 km south-east of Tauranga and 58 km east of Rotorua. It is the seat of, and the sole town in, the Kawerau District Council.

Often affectionately referred to as the “jewel” in the Eastern Bay of Plenty crown, Kawerau is renowned for its natural and picturesque beauty, plus an idyllic lifestyle.

Kawerau is nestled at the foot of Mt Putauaki (Mt Edgecumbe), a volcano which became dormant about 1000 years ago, and with the crystal clear and trout filled Tarawera River right on our doorstep, Kawerau is the obvious first choice as the outdoor and adventure playground of the Eastern Bay.

Home to the spectacular Tarawera Falls, tramping, fishing, golf, biking, all water sports, horse riding, Kawerau has it all to see and do.

Being close to all the best beaches in the Eastern Bay; sun, surf and sand is within easy reach, and the beautiful fresh water lakes of Rotoma, Tarawera, and Okataina are only from 15 minutes away. Kawerau offers visitors an outstanding range of activity options to make a stay as quiet or as busy as they like.

Kawerau regularly tops the summer daily maximum with an average reported temperature of 28.3’ C.

With the nearby Norske Skog Tasman pulp and paper mill nearby the timber processing industry is very much an integral part Kawerau’s history. Kawerau is the newsprint and paper tissue capital of New Zealand of which the town is very proud, with the mill contributing significantly to the overall New Zealand national economy. There is a diversity of other commercial activity within Kawerau, including substantial engineering and commercial maintenance operations.

Kawerau College is a multi-course co-educational secondary school. The present roll is 435.


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Restaurant Address and Phone

Golden Horse Takeaway
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(07) 3236672

Gobble Gobble Takeaways
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63 Onslow Street, Kawerau, Bay of Plenty 3127
(07) 3236591

Local Shopping

Kawerau Shopping:
Name Address
New World Kawerau Cnr Islington and Plunket Streets , Kawerau
(07) 306 9310
Kawerau Four Square 95 Onslow Street, Kawerau
(07) 323 8228
Ballantrae Four Square 76-80 Fenton Mill Road, Kawerau
(07) 323 6560
Ross's Four Square Main Highway, Te Teko, Whakatane
(07) 322 8127

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Local Market Chart Information

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What's forSale in this area


    Kawerau - Mortgagee Auction

    4 Hinemotu Avenue, Kawerau

    4 bedrooms 1 bathroom

    This charming 1960's weatherboard is well located, in tidy condition with aluminium joinery and has great garaging. ...



    Kawerau - Handyman Required!

    65 Newall Street, Kawerau

    3 bedrooms 1 bathroom

    Good size 3 bedroom weatherboard home with separate lounge. Needs painting and renovating. The garaging is single, ...

    For sale by tender


    Kawerau - OLD SCHOOL - NEW USES

    371 - River Road, Kawerau

    For sale by tender


    Kawerau - IMMACULATE in Kawerau

    6 Fenton Street, Kawerau

    3 bedrooms 1 bathroom

    Mains gas - Water/Stove..Fully fenced/gated - Secure/Private..Maintenance free - Driveway/paths fully concreted..Ala ...

    Enquiries over $150,000


    Kawerau - Loved family home

    203 Valley Road, Kawerau

    3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms

    Much loved 3 bedroom family home built in 1996 with concrete tile roof and aluminium windows. Kitchen with great vie ...

    Enquiries over $230,000


There are plenty more Kawerau properties for sale at trademe.co.nz.