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Things to do in Brightwater

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.
Café
“Our local destination for handcrafted cakes and pastries, great coffee and is kid friendly.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Pizzas, coffees, licensed bar. Great for casual dining or to sit out streetside.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“You have made it to Brightwater on your Ebike. Stop here, relax and enjoy some food and a coffee. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“This bakery is world famous in Nelson : ) from pies to delectable cakes! Open 5am to 5pm.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Located next door to us, open to the public on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month. There is an outstanding collection of steam engines, vintage cars, farm equipment and timber processing machinery. It is only a $5 entry fee and there are free jigger rides that go around the perimeter of the property and numerous themed days throughout the year such as the Logging Weekend, Vintage Equipment Weekend and Mac Truck events. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Wakefield Pharmacy/Chemist has medications, health products, makeup, gifts and much more.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Forge your own hand made knife from raw steel to a blade you will treasure forever. Located next door within Higgins Heritage Park, a fabulous experience learning the old steel forge techniques. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Bring your golf clubs as Totaradale is only a 5 minute walk down the road. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“Nelson potter with own studio in the small village of Brightwater. Sales direct to the public. Very interesting glazing textures.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“The Wakefield pub, just up past the Wakefield 4 Square. Does pub meals and a country pub atmosphere. (used to do meals last time we went).”
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“The Daily exchange includes The Villa Café and deli products from around the world. Open Wed - Sun 9am–4pm, Fri-Sat open till 8pm”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends