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Things to do in Waimarama

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.
Nature
“Summer activity, out the back of Havelock North, a good swimming spot and beautiful falls. I find the water is always a little cold for me, but my teens love jumping off the top of the falls. It is a very pretty short pathway walk to the falls. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Waimarama is a lovely big beach where you can walk for miles or swim in the safety of the flags by the local surf life saving club. About a 40 minute drive form Napier go to Clive south on the coast from Napier then follow the signs to Te Mata and on to Waimarama Beach ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“A drive out along the Tuki Tuki River, a popular container cafe with outdoor seating”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Beautiful wilderness beach. Life guards on patrol. Great place to spend a hot day.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Locality
“Great beach for walking, safe swimming, surfing and sunbathing. Stunning location. Only 20 mins drive from Tui Paradise property.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Locality
“Another fabulous beach just 40 minutes or so from Te Awanga , a local shop, and an established coastal village with a big percentage of holiday homes ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Postal Town
“If you are looking for relaxed morning shopping and perhaps a coffee and a bit to eat, the Havelock North township provides just the spot. Somewhere we have commended to a number of guests, Havelock North provides a relaxing, up-market feel and with Te Mata Peak only a short drive away.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“The all round super store supplies all your holiday needs: take away's, coffee, petrol, liquor, BBQ gas, fishing gear,....”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“For the enthusiastic walker this is a GREAT walk with lots of rock pools, boulders and magnificent , secluded island..”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“About 30mins out of Havelock North this local beach is manned by Lifeguards all summer and offers some amazing views on the drive out.”
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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“Our neighbourhood meeting place where delicious coffee, savoury and sweet treats.”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Stunning sandy beach. Perfect for long walks, swimming, surfing and fishing. ”
  • 1 local recommends