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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.
Natural Feature
“Feeling adventurous hard to beat the big island way out in the Hauraki Gulf for views and unspoiled beaches and everything that is nature”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Our 'local' has great food, plays the big sports matches (eg RUGBY) and local musicians come and jam regularly (and if you ask nice they have WIFI :)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“laundromat 5 mins away on foot. two dollar coins x three for a load of washing or change notes for coins with the laundromat manager.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“Best coffee on the island! Great brunch, great post surf snacks plus pizza oven and music nights”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“A great place to buy all your groceries when on the Barrier, offer a great range of options including organic, gluten free etc.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“High standard DOC bush walk to THERMAL HOT WATER SPRINGS. All weather. One of THE attractions on the island”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“This Google map is showing the terminal in the wrong place. It's a 30 min walk south from Molesworth's, is very scenic walk and has a cool arts and crafts store just before you get to the dock.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Strangely, there is a really good Thai restaurant on a little island off the shore of Auckland. Good food, check the hours and you'll need a car (it's over by the airport).”
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“now called "My Fat Puku" Good coffee freshly cooked pastries and now doing dinners in season”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 1 local recommends
Post Office
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Medlands Beach, on busy days you'll see about 20 people across the whole stretch. Great for surf, mermaid pools at low tide and you can climb up Memory rock ”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“We've flown with GBA for all the years we've come out to Molesworth's. Very nice people and helpful with transportation questions about getting to the island”
  • 1 local recommends
Neighbourhood
“Port Fitzroy is TINY, but has a very cool harbour, good burger shop and is close to amazing waterfalls and bush walks. You need a car (or boat) to get there.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“Our 'local' has great food, plays the big sports matches (eg RUGBY) and local musicians come and jam regularly (and if you ask nice they have WIFI :)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Strangely, there is a really good Thai restaurant on a little island off the shore of Auckland. Good food, check the hours and you'll need a car (it's over by the airport).”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The Lodge is a great place to just get a coffee, have a meal (but it pays to book), or relax on their expansive deck with a beer. They also carry a limited stock of grocery essentials.”
  • 1 local recommends

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