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Parks & nature in Waikato River

Beach
“There is a beautiful walk around the base of Mount Maunganui, there is also paths up the Mount, you’ll enjoy the beautiful views on the way up, it’s well worth it, as the view from the top is stunning. ”
163 locals recommend
Farm
“If you love the Hobbit movies you should definitely not miss the chance to visit Hobbiton! ”
84 locals recommend
Garden
“this is our favourite place to take visitors awesome kids playground and something for everyone”
51 locals recommend
Park
“McLaren Falls is 10 minutes away from Seventh Heaven. You are in for a treat with many things to do, so here we go... Marshalls Animal Park is in the park with a range of domestic and exotic animals, super for children to see. Phone 07 543 1099. Falls Cafe is located by the information centre. Phone 07 543 4976. Beautiful walking tracks and walkways so have your camera ready. Trout fishing happens all year-round in Lake McLaren and in the Ruahihi Canal. You need a fishing licence prior to visiting the park which can purchased from some sports shops or online through Fish and Game New Zealand. Licences are not available to purchase from McLaren Falls Park. Wairoa River and McLaren Falls activities On the Wairoa river near Tauranga you can enjoy kayaking, rafting, fishing, running and setting up for a picnic. White water for kayakers and rafters is regularly released from McLaren Falls dam during warm months . I have done this and strongly recommend it for adrenalin junkies!”
40 locals recommend
Trail
“There are two options for walking in The Redwoods. Walk the Redwoods Grove or other longer Whakarewarewa Forest walks on the ground. Check out the options in the Redwoods Visitors Centre. The Redwoods treewalk gives a viewpoint from up the trees. This option is particularly spectacular at night, with its atmospheric lighting. I recommend getting there either before dark or late to avoid the crowds. Last entry is around 10pm.”
64 locals recommend
Pool
“Relax in a variety of hot pools underneath Mauao, especially nice if you have just walked to the top.”
40 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Enjoy the walk enjoying the flora and fauna on route to the amazing "Bridal Veil Falls". Well worth the walk, and great exercise. Bridal Veil falls is en route to Raglan Beach.”
42 locals recommend
River
“It's amazing to see the volume of water feeding New Zealand's largest river, the mighty Waikato. ”
38 locals recommend
Hot Spring
“Guests tend to fly into Auckland from overseas, visit Waitomo, stay a night here at the housewithnonails and attend the Hobbiton Banquet.Next day they head to Rotorua. We always recommend the Polynesian Spa experience, because of its amazing geothermal hot springs and therapies. Historically it is New Zealands original iconic geothermal bathing experience, accessing both acidic and alkaline natural mineral springs. Soak in the world famous springs built on the site of historic bath houses for which the city became famous in the 1800s. These ancient springs ease aching muscles and the alkaline waters rejuvenate skin, increasing immunity and energy levels. Think geothermal mud body wraps, coconut oil massages, scalp massages and facials. Infact it is promised that the silica waters will bless you with ageless beauty. The crowning experience is to bath in a hot geothermal pool beneath a starry sky . 073481328”
40 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Love walking up the Papamoa Hills and the views are amazing over Tauranga & Mt Maunganui. The walk takes around 1 hour and is a steep terrane which offers a great cardo workout walk.”
35 locals recommend
Park
“This thermal park has great walks and mountain bike tracks as well as the natural hot pools. The pools have recently been upgraded and there are lockers available as well as a container type cafe available. Do use the lockers provided as this area is a spot where lots of things have been reported stolen. This is a cool little spot to experience the natural hot water pools.”
36 locals recommend
Playground
“A nice place to hang out and have a picnic. There are a number of huge playgrounds, a cafe, and the canoe club. A loop of the lake is about a 40 minute walk. ”
22 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Stunning scenery and very historic. Walk through the kilometre long old train tunnel. Take a swim in the river”
24 locals recommend
Beach
“Great place to learn to surf and for swimming between the flags. Also really good for walking. ”
24 locals recommend
Zoo
“great for young children (especially the Big Splash ride) and the showcases for viewing native creatures ”
30 locals recommend
Park
“This is a park in the centre of Rotorua. It's a great place to see some thermal activity at no cost. There's even the opportunity to soak your feet in a thermal pool. On Saturday mornings there's a market also, held by the playground.”
30 locals recommend