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Parks and nature in Waikato District

Top nature recommendations from locals

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. ”
  • 53 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
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
Beach
“This is a great beach for all levels of surfer, and is where you can rent boards and wetsuits from the local surf schools. It's a long beautiful black sand beach and you can walk all they way into Raglan. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Trail
“It's deceiving because the first 2km is a relatively easy walk in native NZ bush. Then it's 1349 steps straight up! The challenge is to make it to the top without stopping”
  • 14 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Awesome spot to surf or just park and watch the surfers, sunset is especially beautiful. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Great Walk through Nz's scenic bush. a challenging workout but worth it for the picture at the top. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“A peaceful park set within native bush. Birds life and a pretty stream. An easy walking trail is connected.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Manu Bay (also known as The Point) is a world famous surfing area. It is about six km south of Raglan. The surf at Manu Bay came to international attention in 1966 after Manu Bay was featured in the movie ‘Endless Summer’. Every year Manu Bay is also home to several international surfing competitions. Please note if you are a beginner Main Beach is best for initial surf”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“This is beautiful farm land and bush with well over 100 free range chickens. A lovely place for a stroll, with lots of ponds and wildlife around and its free.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Claudelands Arena is a multi-purpose indoor sports and entertainment centre.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“At the northern boundary of Memorial park, there is a water feature for kids to play in and a small aviary too”
  • 8 locals recommend
Hot Spring
“Hot spring swimming pools located 20 minutes drive fto. Raglan. A great and affordable spot to take the family or warm up and relax on a cold night. It's affordable and worth going”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
  • 2 locals recommend
River
“Relax on board for afternoon tea and view Hamilton from a different perspective. Departs from the Hamilton Gardens.”
  • 2 locals recommend