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Things to do in Awatuna

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lodging
“Lovely to walk around this small Village and call into the hotel for a chat with the locals over a meal or refreshments. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
  • 2 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Stafford has great history and an old cemetery. Work has been done to restore the grave stones and surrounds. Monument to Oscar Bottom. While you are here, check out the Terrace Tunnel Walk.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Walk the old goldmine workings. See the old workings from 100 years ago. Take gumboots if it has been wet.”
  • 1 local recommends
Neighbourhood
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“A very special place where you can get up close to all the farm animals. Stay on a real farm in an eco friendly, warm West Coast environment. Hand feed the Arapawa sheep and lambs. Feed the peacocks. See the pigs, cows and goats. Enjoy a homemade breakfast from produce from the farm. Perfect for families and groups.”
  • 1 local recommends
Neighbourhood
“Great shorts walks, and also a good place to try your hand at gold panning.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“A wonderful safe place for swimming, kayaking, rowing boats, walking and cycling. Beautiful views and clean water.”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Gorgeous walk through old gold mine area and tunnels. Stunning native bush. Suitable for all abilities and children.”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“Masala. Indian and Nepalese clothing, gifts, furnishings and local art along with local honey and natural beauty products. Adding colour and spice to your life.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“An amazing walk through old gold workings dating back to the very early 1900's. Beautiful bush scenery. Will be wet underfoot after rain so take appropriate footwear. Keep to the track as there are mineshafts.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“A nice drive to the Lake with lots of areas to park up and relax or go for a few of the walks around the lake. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“Lovely short walks, wilderness cycle trail, beach, lakes, rivers, historic swimming pool, history, birds....what more do you need. Stars. With very little light pollution Kumara has great star gazing, head upto the cemetery or wander along Greenstone Road. Glow worms. Free to see around the caves at the back of the hotel. Just follow the signs, keep left of the cabins and the track will take you there. Take a torch and turn off to see them.”
  • 1 local recommends