The Kawerau Information Centre is located centrally in the Bus Terminal on Plunket Street (turn right at the Gull service station when coming into town). It is operated by Manager Caroline Pearson along with her Customer Services Officers.
You will be welcomed by their inviting smiles. They will endeavour to answer your queries on travel, bookings, activities and services in and around Kawerau.
It is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm during the year. During the peak of summer each year, from early December to late January, there are extended opening hours, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, except for Christmas Day when it is closed all day.
Forestry permits to drive through the Tarawera Forest to visit the Falls and Tarawera River Outlet on the shores of Lake Tarawera, general information about New Zealand, as well as information on local attractions and accommodation are all available from the Information Centre.
|Phone: (07) 323 6300||Fax: (07) 323 6300|
You are encouraged to leave a message if the line is busy, or send us an e-mail, to which we will reply as soon as we are able.
As Agents for Intercity Coachlines, the Naked Bus, and Interisland Ferries, we are able to assist you with your travel arrangements in and around New Zealand. Daily bus arrival times in Kawerau are:
Local Attractions / Accommodation
The shelves are full of free brochures and general information about New Zealand, as well as information on our local attractions and accommodation available here in Kawerau. Come in and visit us to see what we have to offer.
What's On in Kawerau
On Wednesday morning and afternoon, we broadcast live on Radio 1XX in Whakatane about community notices and any upcoming events to be held in Kawerau. If you have a notice you would like us to broadcast, please feel free to ring us or drop your notice into the Information Centre.
Tarawera Falls / Outlet
Forestry permits are required to gain access into the Tarawera Falls and the Tarawera River Outlet, at a cost of $5.00 per vehicle. You will be provided with a permit, a map and directions in and out of the forest.
The DOC Camp is situated at the Tarawera Outlet and the cost to stay is $7.00 per adult per night, children 5-17 years old $2.00, under 5's are free. This quiet, back to nature retreat is a must-see for all families who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of a busy life, especially during the hot summer months and the holiday periods.
The KawerauOnline Website
The Information Centre staff recommend you visit this webite for other events, activities and services related to Kawerau. http://kawerauonline.com