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Best things to do in Waikato District

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.

Garden
“These gardens are world class. They are free to enter and you can wander around looking at the all the different gardens. My favourite is the newly opened garden, the Katherine Mansfield Garden. IT is a great place to take a picnic and enjoy a day out. There is a great little cafe too along with a very cool childrens playground. ”
51 locals recommend
Park
“Is unique for its themed gardens and is the most visited attraction in Hamilton”
50 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“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
History Museum
“Good rainy day activity. The museum holds a traditional Maori waka (carved wooden boat/canoe). Free entry to parts”
34 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“As the only hybrid shopping complex in NZ and home of Hoyts Flagship Cinema featuring the largest silver screen in the country, a visit to this award winning centre is a must. Te AWA's striking architecture, designed in line with Waikato Tainui's cultural history, is a part of what sets this International Shopping Centre Award winning centre apart from any other centre in Australiasia. With Hamilton's largest selection fashion and major brands including Farmers, Hamilton's largest Witchery, Dejcuba, Novo Shoes, Forever New and more. With over 3,000 freecarparks, no purchase required and with such a huge selection of stores, over 190 at The Base who could not have fun shopping here.”
25 locals recommend
Café
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“Excellent coffee and service and delicious food. Try the Sweetcorn and chickpea fritters!”
32 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great for breakfast and lunch. They do dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. ”
31 locals recommend
Playground
“Lovely roughly 4 km walk around the lake.. has plenty of room for sports and a great playground for the kids”
22 locals recommend
Zoo
“we took our grandchildren to the Hamilton Zoo and for Gus who loves to follow a map and find a reward, he wasnt disappointed at the rather exotic animals he found!!! He loved the walkways under the trees and seeing the tall giraffes heads over the wire enclosures was fascinating. The zookeeper was feeding the animals and Gus got to talk to him, and learnt about the personalities of the animals at the zoo. We brought a picnic and just sat under the trees then had an icecream at the onsite cafe- the hungry Morepork. This was a great day out for our family.”
11 locals recommend
Bar
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“For a boogie, it's open from Thursdays to Sundays. Free entrance on Sundays until 7pm.”
23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Casual - perfectly located, water setting and sunset views are amazing, offers restaurant or bar settings”
29 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A reformed church serving great locally brewed beer and good pub food. Casual dining for the whole family. Kids enjoy eating here also.”
27 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Big shopping mall. You will find everything you need here. There is also a food court. ”
7 locals recommend
Beach
“The Main beach in raglan. The learning beach for surfing. Bit of a walk to the beach from the car park but a good warm up for the day. Please consider the Wild West coast currents and swell so swim between the flags. Can walk the coastline all the way into the inner harbour to town (30-40min)”
25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I great contemporary restaurant. I would recommend that you book. During Summer you can sit outside on the sidewalk and enjoy your meal and watch Cambridge go by.”
26 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The best coffee in town, roasted locally. Try the little coffee window just around the corner of the main cafe, halfway down Volcom Lane.”
20 locals recommend