Situated on the Awakino River one hour north of New Plymouth, two hours south of Hamilton and three-and-a-half hours from Auckland it's a haven from city stress and strain.
The local area has classic west coast beaches, fishing, hunting, tramping, a golf course and is world famous in New Zealand for its whitebait.
At Awakino, you’ll find just 15 houses in the town, a handful of which are permanent residences, plus the pub for a cold beer and classic kiwi meal, as well as the petrol station two kms away for all the essentials.
|To Awakino from|
|Auckland||3.5 hrs||via Highway 39|
|New Plymouth||1 hr|
|Palmerston North||4.5 hrs|
|From Awakino to|
|Waitomo Caves||1.25 hrs|
|Raglan||3 hrs||via coastal road through Maracopa and Kawhia|
|Taumarunui||5 hrs||via Stratford and Whangamomana on the Forgotton World Highway|