BAY OF PLENTY: KAWERAU

11-May-13

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Prideaux Park - Kawerau

star rating of 3.5

by Chris Gaelic

Plunket Street - oppos. the Info Centre, Kawerau, Eastern BoP, Bay of Plenty

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Kawerau Info Centre

Kawerau Info Centre

 

Hansen walk

Hansen walk

 

River running behind the parking area

River running behind the parking area

 

Locked Public Dump Station

Locked Public Dump Station

 

PDS sign

 

Kawerau is a forestry town just east of Rotorua and sitting at the foot of Mount Putauaki - which makes for a prominent landmark driving into the town.

 

The Kawerau District Council has made the parking area at the rear of the Bowling Club available to certified self-contained motor caravanners for overnight parking. It is free for the first 3 days, and $10 per day after that, for a maximum of 7 consecutive days.

 

There is room for up to 4 vans, and power outlets are also available from the i-Site across the road.

 

When we were there, the dump station was locked, and had a sign advising that you can get the keys from the information centre across the road. This is the first time we've seen a locked dump station, and really wonder why that should be necessary.

 

It shouldn't be a problem, especially if you want to plug into the power as well. However, you will need to arrive during normal working hours.

 

There is a short walk at the back of the parking area which passes over a river in a bush setting.

 

Parking is also available in front of the swimming complex, which offers access to a free swimming pool.

 

Overall, it is a nice quiet location and provides visitors a chance to get to know Kawerau.

 

Prideaux Park Free Parking with Mount Putauaki in the background

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