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Kawerau Guide

Kawerau Downtown is a charming little town situated in the region of Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Located within driving distance of larger towns such as Tauranga and Rotorua, you can easily get here by car hire while enjoying the picturesque countryside. It is interesting to note that with Mount Edgecumbe situated just 3 kilometers east of Kawerau Downtown, and was the cause of the Edgecumbe earthquake that terrorized the town during March 1987, Kawerau Downtown survived the catastrophe and till this day, remains a great tourist attraction. Other interesting geographical trivia about Kawerau Downtown includes the fact that their water was deemed the best-tasting in the whole of New Zealand for two consecutive years in 2003 and 2004.

One of the attractive tourist spots worth visiting in Kawerau Downtown is the heated 30 meter swimming pool located next to Prideaux Park. This is the only public pool in New Zealand where admission is free. An outdoor recreational area is provided where barbecues and picnics can take place. Besides swimming in the smaller pools, children can also play in the delightfully build playground.

If swimming is not your cup of tea, you can opt to take a tour of Tarawera Falls. This breath-taking waterfall is just a short drive through the forest from Tarawera Lake. Interestingly, the scenic reserve of Tarawera was formed during the devastating volcanic eruption in 1886. The lake surface was elevated by 12 meters and thus, the Tarawera landscape as we know it was conceived. You can also take a hike through the Whirinaki forest to explore the wonderfully preserved flora and fauna, and if you crave for a sip of one of New Zealand's finest organic wines, you can extend your sojourn to the nearby Covell Estate Wines.

Intrigued and curious about Kawerau Downtown? You can get there by car hire from Tauranga, the largest city in Bay of Plenty, and Rotorua, but do make sure you obtain reliable car hire as you might want plan for an extended exploration of the arrestingly beautiful Kawerau Downtown.

Practical information

  • Currency
    New Zealand dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Māori

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What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).