Blue Water Motel Tairua
Set less than 100 m from Tairua Harbour, this low-key motel with cottages is 23 km from Hot Water Beach and 27 km from Cathedral Cove.
Accommodations include cosy studios and 1- to 2-bedroom units. All feature free Wi-Fi, kitchens and living areas, plus shared balconies with views of the water or gardens. There's no air-conditioning.
Free perks include parking, and the use of kayaks and fishing poles. There's also a whirlpool and a BBQ area.