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Things To Do

Morere Hot Pools

The world class Morere Hot Springs is located on State Highway 2, just 8kms (5 minutes drive) away from Bremdale, For many generations these salty mineral hot pools and and surrounding native forest have been a healing treasure to the Maori people. Native birds are abundant, the trees along the bush walks that wander through the virgin forest include Nikau, Tawa, Kohekohe, Pukatea, Rimu, Totara, Miro and Matai. The Hot Springs is a registered NZ Heritage site, and it is currently held as a 364 hectare scenic reserve. People flock to the high density mineral salts contained in the thermal waters. A special characteristic of the water is that you tend to float due to the high density salt content.  These minerals get absorbed by the body making it therapeutic.

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Opoutama and Mahia

Only 15 to 30 minute drive from Bremdale is the beautiful Opoutama, Mahunga and Mahia swimming beaches to the Mahia Peninsula. Due to the mild climate, the area has become a popular year round destination for holidaymakers and tourists, and is famous for its surf, scuba diving, hiking, and fishing. Depending on what side of the Peninsula, you have a number of choices of beach, each with their own personality. There is Black's Beach if you like surf-casting or surfing, Opoutama beach for the gentle waves and shallow water - ideal for small children. Then there is Mahia beach near the camping grounds and shops, great for swimming or launching the boat. Taylor's Bay is also an excellent swimming beach. On the North East side, there is Mahaunga and Whangawehi Beaches - the latter has excellent rocks jutting out in the waves and rock pools to explore or maybe a spot of fishing.

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Lake Waikaremoana

Approximately an hour and a quarter road trip from Bremdale, (on State Highway 36) you will find the beautiful Lake Waikaremoana, the largest body of fresh water in Hawkes Bay, and the 14th largest lake in New Zealand. It is famous for the various hiking tracks, fishing, and the incredible mistique and tranquil scenery is worth exploring. Lake Waikaremoana is sacred to Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Ruapani and Ngāti Kahungunu tribes.Click Here for more details on Lake Waikaremoana

 

Kahungunu Marae and Nuhaka School

At the heart of the local community is the Kahungunu Marae and the Nuhaka School. These provide a perfect place for all community functions: education, film festivals, school activities, cultural events, celebrations, whanau reunions and more.

Here the spirit of the people is felt, be they locals or visitors. ‘Who we are’ is celebrated and shared with our tamariki (children) in keeping our culture alive, which is shaped through our history, cultural knowledge, language, arts, and our stories that we’ve learned and loved. Pride and aroha flourish under the wise guidance of our kamatua (elders) and kohunga reo (Maori language centres).

We are proud of our majestic Moumoukai Maunga and the history of Ngati Rakaipaaka, our local iwi and hapu.

Wairoa and Gisborne

Wairoa is a 20 minute drive and Gisborne is a 40 minute drive away from Bremdale. Enjoy a leisurely wander around the shops, cafes  or parks.

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