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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
“This is a must see, must do, must walk! The Peak has numerous walk tracks and biking trails. You can not leave until you have taken a picnic to our favourite spot in the region.”
  • 103 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Natural Feature
“Enjoy a short hike along the Waikato river to the Huka falls or hire a bike from the local Huka Cycles. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
River
“It's amazing to see the volume of water feeding New Zealand's largest river, the mighty Waikato. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Café
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“Upmarket bar and restaurant. Good cocktails, fireplace with lounge area, booths and cocktail tables. Good is quite nice too. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Zoo
“Enjoy exploring this very impressive underwater world. Includes cafe and gift shop. Fifteen minute drive from Seafield View. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Museum
“Fascinating museum. Something for everyone. Fifteen minutes drive from Seafield View. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Food
“A fantastic restaurant and winery set in the original Mission buildings and beautiful garden. Book ahead so as not to be disappointed.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Napier. A Napier destination. Famous for its doughnuts with the fillings supplied in syringes on the side for injecting. Also does delicious French inspired cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner”
  • 31 locals recommend
Playground
“It is compulsory for everyone who stays at Chambers on Emerson to take a stroll up Emerson Street and check out the Marine Parade! Make sure you head north and wander out on to the Pier for great views to Mahia looking north and Cape Kidnappers to the South. Walk through the sunken gardens then continue south past Bay Skate and check out the recent developments and plantings. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“This thermal park has great walks and mountain bike tracks as well as the natural hot pools. The pools have recently been upgraded and there are lockers available as well as a container type cafe available. Do use the lockers provided as this area is a spot where lots of things have been reported stolen. This is a cool little spot to experience the natural hot water pools.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Sunday mornings until 8am to 12 noon. A large buzzing fresh produce market, grab a coffee, waffle or pizza, enjoy the music and vibe. During daylight savings its held outside, during winter held inside large hall and under grandstand - entry, drive in via Kennilworth Road. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Ahuriri Village is a lovely place to spend a couple of hours with its eclectic mix of shops and eaterys everything from clothing to antiques. And just around the corner on Harding Rd you can enjoy a stroll along the foreshore and even a swim at this lovely bay”
  • 20 locals recommend
Candy store
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“A very special place. Fabulous food, coffee, ice creams and sweet shop. Stunning gift shop and garden art. Worth the 45 minute drive from Seafield View. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Bar
“Very cool back alley bar with delicious bar snacks, exceptional cocktails and the very best in craft beers. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Sensational wines , have a tasting then sit and enjoy a wonderful meal and then wander the rugged coastline.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Our musuem has exhibits which give an insight into Taupo history , They often have ehibits that have a special interest to anyone intersted in NZ art or history ,”
  • 21 locals recommend