Kawerau & Tarawera

Stand Up Paddling

Lake Tarawera/Tarawera Outlet

A 25 minute drive from Kawerau is the Tarawera Outlet. This is a popular place for all sorts of watersports and is suitable for Stand Up Paddling. Access to Tarawera Outlet is from Kawerau township via private forestry roads which require a permit. Permits cost $5 and must be collected from Kawerau Information Centre on the day of entering the forest roads.

Onepu Community Recreation Park

Lake Tamurenui at the eastern side of the Onepu Community Recreation Park offers a small sheltered location suited to stand up paddling. Access the water’s edge at any convenient spot alongside the maimais.