The name Wairoa translates to ‘Long Water’ in recognition of the picturesque Wairoa River that flows through town and borders the main street which caters for shopping and urban coffee lovers.
Wairoa is the northern most town in the Hawke’s Bay region with its lively community built around family, friendship and a love of the outdoors.
The outdoor capital boasts beaches, bush and waterways. From fishing, swimming and diving along the coastline of Mahia Peninsula to trout fishing in the Ruakituri or soaking in the therapeutic natural mineral hot springs at Morere. Wairoa is home to the wild and remote Lake Waikaremoana in Te Urewera famed for its waterfalls, native rainforest, fishing and Great Walk.
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