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Things to do in Omanawa

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.
“excellent plantings of trees with spectacular autumn colors. the falls cafe is well worth a stop for a bite to eat and coffee tea or cold drinks”
  • 47 locals recommend
“Mclaren Falls are a local favourite- scenic bush, large river boulders, river and waterfall. The Falls Cafe is a must! (Check their website or Facebook as they close over winter).”
  • 17 locals recommend
“Beautifully scenic with picnic spots under the trees for a relaxing day beside the river and falls. Popular with locals but do not leave valuables in your car. Furthermore, there's a cafe out there and a gift shop.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Lovely quiet pools where you can enjoy some pampering including a relaxing massage before or after enjoying the pools. They also provide cafe style food and drinks.”
  • 7 locals recommend
“Lots of animals and lovely setting. Next to Maclarens Falls so great for a picnic afterwards”
  • 5 locals recommend
“Great coffee and if you have not tried a dirty chai latte, I think you should! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
“Some sweet bush walks and a waterfall track up here. You can spend a whole day wandering around and taking in the native views.”
  • 2 locals recommend
  • 2 locals recommend
“Free fun! Gorgeous place to swim amongst large rock formations. Be careful as there Are Rocky uneven steps down to where you swim. People (although not allowed) jump from the bridge into the water.”
  • 1 local recommends
Amusement Park
“Swimming hole that you can access at the end of Poripori road. You need to cross the river and follow the track down a bit to find the water hole, ask a local if you cant find it!”
  • 2 locals recommend
  • 2 locals recommend
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