Kuaotunu has many useful community facilities

Many of our facilities are owned by the Thames-Coromandel District Council. Most of these are maintained and operated largely by local volunteers, who happily donate their time and efforts to support our community.

Have some spare time?

The historic Kuaotunu Hall is located in the heart of the Kuaotunu village, opposite the Fire Station, and is available for hire for a wide range of functions, events, and activities. Locals receive discounted rates. 

The Kuaotunu Hall Committee has the honour of being the custodian of the Kuaotunu Hall building and the land on which it sits, on behalf of the Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) and the Kuaotunu community.

The Hall Committee has been in existence since 1940 and is comprised solely of volunteers. Committee members are elected annually at the AGM (usually held in October).

  12 Black Jack Road, Kuaotunu
  kuaotunuhall@gmail.com
  www.kuaotunuhall.co.nz

Kuaotunu Volunteer Fire & Emergency NZ
Kuaotunu Volunteer Fire & Emergency NZ

The Kuaotunu Fire Station is the home of Kuaotunu Volunteer Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ), part of the nationwide Fire Emergency NZ organisation. 

Kuaotunu FENZ responds to a variety of emergencies, primarily in the wider Kuaotunu area between Rings Beach and Opito/Matapaua Bay, however at times in support of others outside the area.  

There are a variety of ways to be involved, both operational and support.  Ongoing training is provided in addition to regular practice sessions on Wednesday evenings.

Garrick Simpson, Chief Fire Officer
 07 866 5575 / 027 307 4890
13 Black Jack Rd

Kuaotunu Library
Kuaotunu Library

The Kuaotunu Library is located at the Recreation Reserve (next to the tennis courts and sports ground). 

It costs $10 per family per year to join the library. Access is available to members 24/7 through a lock box containing a key to the library door.

Volunteers and members willing to serve on the committee are always welcome.

Maxine McRobbie
07 866 4631
154/184 Kuaotunu-Wharekaho Rd, Kuaotunu

Kuaotunu Kindergarten
Kuaotunu Kindergarten

The Kuaotunu Kindergarten is located in Irishtown Rd.

Based on the education philosophies of Rudolf Steiner, the Kuaotunu Kindergarten offers small group sizes, a calm and homelike environment, a commitment to developing positive relationships with both children and their families, and a strong sense of community. 

 07 866 0094
  Irishtown Rd, Kuaotunu
kuaotunu.kindergarten@xtra.co.nz
www.kuaotunukindergarten.co.nz
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Kuaotunu Community Gardens
Kuaotunu Community Gardens

Here in Kuaotunu, we have a thriving Food Forest bursting with fruit, herbs and vegetables for locals and visitors to enjoy.

The community gardens were established 5 years ago by a group of enthusiastic and knowledgeable locals who believed that growing food was essential for our community to learn about sustainable food production and natural local resource conservation, and to encourage social engagement and deepen connections through gardening practices such as soil preparation, planting, weeding and watering.

If you would like to join in maintaining this special part of our community, please join local volunteers on Wednesday afternoons from 4pm, or if you would like to donate to our plant fund, please contribute at the local Waitaia nursery.

Courtney Linnecar
022 635 9838
courtney@happylocal.com
154/184 Kuaotunu-Wharekaho Rd, Kuaotunu

Happylocal Hub
Happylocal Hub

The Happylocal Hub (a social enterprise) is to be an example of how exceptional individual and community wellbeing (mental, physical and spiritual) can be achieved as a social, collective, and supportive experience.

It is made up of a co-working business facility, a community event space, a gym, a retreat accommodation and a holistic health centre.

The business facility gives access to modern business amenities and the opportunity to network or possibly collaborate with other local businesses. The health centre aims to be a hub for a range of local practitioners offering a variety of treatments and services, a gym, and the promotion of local groups encouraging healthy living.

In the evenings or weekend, the co-working space can be booked by local community representatives or groups for free to share skills and connect with one another.

022 635 9838
courtney@happylocal.com
www.happylocal.com
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18 Black Jack Rd, Kuaotunu

Kuaotunu LandSAR
Kuaotunu LandSAR

Kuaotunu LandSAR is a dedicated Land Search and Rescue organisation that covers a vast area in the north of the Coromandel Peninsula.

Steve Hart
nzwild@xtra.co.nz
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Kuaotunu Beach Library
Kuaotunu Beach Library

Established by Jo and Wayne Mullins, the beach library is free for all to use on a Take One, Leave One basis.

Jo Mullins
 07 869 5497

Kuaotunu Recreational Reserve
Kuaotunu Recreational Reserve

Known locally as "the Domain", this reserve is located on State Highway 25 between Kuaotunu village and Kuaotunu West.

This reserve was established to promote recreational activities and is now home to:

  • public toilets;
  • two tennis courts;
  • a sports ground;
  • a BBQ;
  • a petanque court;
  • the Kuaotunu Library; and
  • a children's playground. 

   154/184 Kuaotunu-Wharekaho Rd, Kuaotunu

Black Jack Reserve
Black Jack Reserve

The Black Jack reserve is off Black Jack Rd, in the middle of the village. It is a popular place for picnics, swimming in the river, and also has beach access, including a launch area for small non-motorised watercraft.

This reserve also has public toilets and is the access point for the short Blackjack Walking Track as well as the Torea boat ramp which is suitable for launching small non-powered watercraft.

   Black Jack Rd

Quarry Point Boat Ramp
Quarry Point Boat Ramp

Kuaotunu's main boat ramp is located at Quarry Point on State Highway 25.

This boat ramp is owned by the NZ Transport Agency but managed by the Thames-Coromandel District Council.

Health Services
Health Services

There is no full-time medical practice based in Kuaotunu. However there are many health practioners based here, plus a medical practice in Whitianga.