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Best things to do in Waikato

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Gallery
“Toi o Tāmaki - NZ's most extensive collection of national and international art.”
200 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Lovely zoo with animals in (mainly ) large well designed enclosure - 25 min drive ”
116 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“20mins by car or 45mins by train, explore our Auckland Museum. Another great day out followed by a beautiful stroll through the Winter Gardens in Auckland Domain”
147 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Because it will show some Maori and pacific Isalnd Culture History of the early settlers in NZ”
159 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Enjoy 360 views of Auckland and lots of things to see and do. Go on a clear day to see Auckland at its best.”
116 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely parkland, botanical and New Zealand cultural destination, entry to War Memorial Museum by donation. ”
121 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
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“The foodie scene ranges from gourmet taco trucks and burger stands in the market-like space of Ponsonby Central to upscale gastropubs and seafood bistros”
187 locals recommend
Beach
“The Mount is a short distance away. Enjoy a walk around or up the Mount and enjoy the fantastic views. Or visit downtown The Mount with abundance of boutique stores, gift shops and vibrant cafe culture. There are heaps of awesome bars and restaurants to choose from. ”
161 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Shops galore, and movie theatre to boot. For rainy days, you can't go past Sylvia Park, New Zealand's largest shopping mall.”
77 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Bayfair shopping centre has just completed major renovations with many new major brand stores to browse plus Farmers, K Mart and Countdown Supermarket.”
63 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Mudbrick Restaturant and Vineyards, Beautiful food and views. Lovely place to experience Waiheke Island local produce. Enjoy!”
156 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“You can drive or walk up top of the Hill and Views of Auckland City awaits... Lambs and sheeps roaming around their owner paddocks.”
100 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium is a public aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand that was opened in 1985. Located at 23 Tamaki Drive, it was the brainchild of New Zealand marine archaeologist and diver Kelly Tarlton. ”
65 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Fantastic day trip - easy from Auckland - gets you into nature, sea, and a unique geological experience walking lava trails and pathways past historic quaint baches (kiwi style beachside houses). At the top - wide open vistas.”
135 locals recommend
Dentist's Office
“Mission Bay is one of the best places in Auckland to visit as it has so many things for you to do! Whether you want to eat, drink, play, swim or shop, you’ll find something at Mission Bay.”
119 locals recommend
Farm
“This is a must for fans of Tolkein's books, or the Lord of the Rings movies. An hour's drive from Pirongia ”
83 locals recommend