Welcome to Kawakawa, Northland, New Zealand
Kawakawa is located in Northland, New Zealand. An hours drive North of Whangarei, on your way to Russell or Paihia. The towns claim to fame are the Hundertwasser Designed Toilets.
Coal was found in the area in 1861 and Kawakawa developed as a service town. Kawakawa has since been known as NZ's Train Town. Railway tracks still run down the middle of the main street.
Renowned Architect Freidensreich Hundertwasser from Austria was a permanent Kawakawa resident from the 70's till his death in 2000. He created many comtemporary building desings around the world. He was commissioned to design Kawakawa's World famous Hundertwasser toilets, located in the Bay Of Islands.
Kawakawa Activities and Things to Do
Kawakawa is a small quaint town you pass by on your way to Opua, or Paihia. Travelling North the town is on your left so make sure you turn left and take a break in Kawakawa.
Nowadays the town attracts visitors to the Hundertwasser Toilets in the centre of the Main Street. Hard to miss with a unique design. Make sure you check them out and bring your camera. You can ride the Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway of which the lines run right thru the centre of the main street. There are also the Kawiti Glow worm caves close by. You can find more information about Kawakawa Attractions and Activities
Being a small town, Kawakawa dosen't have many options for accommodation. Most travellers stay in nearby Paihia Accommodation
For area and town maps view our Kawakawa Map page