Wairoa is not your typical tourist destination. It is a hidden gem tucked safely away from the mainstream tourists, it is rural, small town New Zealand at its best. If you look on your typical travel website or travel guide about New Zealand you would probably end up deciding to drive right through Wairoa. This is one of the reasons why it is the best kept secret on New Zealand’s East Coast.
The accommodation available in Wairoa varies – from homely B & Bs to a camping ground to a motel. There is something for everyone.