kawerau township

Industrial | Town / Urban
A town with a lot of character
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rural & industrial

Kawerau town is renowned for its friendliness, great sense of community, wonderful climate and its strong Maori Heritage and has the distinction of being one of the youngest towns in New Zealand. Founded in 1953 the township has been well planned with plenty of parks and reserves and wide tree-lined streets.

The town centred on the flood plains of the Tarawera River between Mount Pūtauaki / Edgecumbe and the Onepū Hills. Geothermal helps run the town and the iconic Tasman Pulp and Paper mill would be a great location for filming. Kawerau has been submitted as a location multiple times.

permit details

Kawerau District Council

location & distance

One of the great things about filming in the Bay of Plenty is the close proximity to New Zealand cities and rural townships.  Even when you are enjoying our spectacular rural filming locations you still have access to major infrastructure and amenities nearby.

Auckland CBD

290 Kilometres | 3 Hours, 36 Minutes

Tauranga CBD

56 Kilometres | 51 Minutes

Rotorua CBD

56 Kilometres | 51 Minutes

Whakatane CBD

34 Kilometres | 29 Minutes

Taupo CBD

133 Kilometres | 1 Hour, 45 Minutes