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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.
Cafe
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“A lovely restaurant with a beautiful view over Tauranga Bay, great food and service.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Nature
“A seal colony on a quintessential West Coast Beach. Great spot for a picnic, swim, and walk. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Find out the history of our district in our local museum! Find out what it was like working underground in the coal mines, see what life was like for the families and explore our other industries like fishing, cement production and farming.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bistro
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“This restaurant is just two minutes' walk away, on the corner of our street. They have a lovely range of food and wine in a relaxed setting. Fabulous burger specials! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Based in Charleston this is an amazing experience for those over 10 years old. Caving * Tubing * Glow worms”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Absolutely beautiful walk, a great way to see some of the natural west coast bush in a historical mining area. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great Cafe style bar and Restaurant that offers a wide range of reasonably priced and delicious meals. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Very Friendly atmosphere pub, friendly locals and staff, Good takeaways and Takeaway liquor”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gym
“Old Ghost Road Cycleway - an amazing 80km length Mountain Biking and Walking Track from Seddonville to Lyell. www.oldghostroad.org.nz ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Yummy pub meals with great service and a great place to meet locals and have a cold beer. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“This is an incredible wilderness tour that takes you into the depths of the Paparoa National Park on an ancient mining railway tracks and through the extensive Nile River cave system. Location: Charleston. 5-minutes drive from Welcome Bay Lodge ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Unique West Coast atmosphere! A relaxed and friendly cafe with handmade wooden furniture and delicious food. Open daytime from September to March for coffee, cake and meals.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“For the best coffee in town if you are on the go. Don't forget to check out the Gallery.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Jack’s is one of those iconic places that one infrequently stumbles upon. The main theme is that of a caravan park but Jack makes a mean pizza and to boot there is a tiny bar out back complete with a twirling disco ball. You can often find locals knocking back a few in the bar area and rumour has it that Saturday nights sometimes continue into the wee hours…. Jack’s is a 5-minute drive from Welcome Bay Lodge.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Miners on Sea (formerly The Big Fish) is a seaside pub. There is a cafe attached, Tommyknockers, which has surprisingly good food to eat on site or to take away. It is open 7 days a week from breakfast time to dinner time.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Good selection of food Excellent breakfast or brunch before you leave town.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cafe
“A lovely restaurant with a beautiful view over Tauranga Bay, great food and service.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bistro
“This restaurant is just two minutes' walk away, on the corner of our street. They have a lovely range of food and wine in a relaxed setting. Fabulous burger specials! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Cafe style bar and Restaurant that offers a wide range of reasonably priced and delicious meals. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Very Friendly atmosphere pub, friendly locals and staff, Good takeaways and Takeaway liquor”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Yummy pub meals with great service and a great place to meet locals and have a cold beer. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Jack’s is one of those iconic places that one infrequently stumbles upon. The main theme is that of a caravan park but Jack makes a mean pizza and to boot there is a tiny bar out back complete with a twirling disco ball. You can often find locals knocking back a few in the bar area and rumour has it that Saturday nights sometimes continue into the wee hours…. Jack’s is a 5-minute drive from Welcome Bay Lodge.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“fantastic stylish restaurant and bar for brunch, lunch, dinner, coffee and yums, or a drink”
  • 2 locals recommend

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