Bay of Island & beyond...
Kawakawa is a charming town, always bustling, with a smattering of great cafes and gift shops.
Its reputation has built up around the remarkable public toilets, designed by Austrian architect Hundertwasser, and also the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway, which runs down the main street.
Bay Of Islands Vintage Railway
Kawakawa is the only place in NZ where you can travel on a train on State Highway 1. They travel past the Hundertwasser Toilets, out into the beautiful countryside, to the longest curved wooden bridge in the Southern Hemisphere. Gabriel, their steam tank engine, is the only one of her type left in the world. Their trains run every day in the school holidays. For further information on ticket pricing and other information: www.bayofislandsvintagerailway.org.nz