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Things to do in Melrose

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.
Entertainment
“$$ Home to both native species (including Kiwi) and international species like lions, tigers, and sun bears (oh my!), this is a great spot and fun day out. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Quirky Coffee shop in Lyall Bay, 25mins walk from The Studio, great vegan and gluten free options. Run by local friends.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Place to shop
“There is a tiny, retro cinema in someone's garage that plays films occasionally - it's appreantly hard to find out info on though. We've been meaning to go for ages, but alas, haven't visited yet!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Walk out to Te Raikahau Head and enjoy 360 degree view, including the South Island and across to Wellington Airport.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Great trails for a walk or run up in the hills - lovely views over the South Coast!”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Hike up through the back of our property and connect to a network of bush tracks that lead out to the coast or connect to the Southern walk way and head in to the City. Great views and birdlife. Allow 90 minutes into town.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bus Station
“Stop 7926 - Sutherland Road at Sutherland Crescent Catch the 23 Bus at the top of the hill, which is only 2 zones into town. If you're making multiple trips, get a Snapper card to save money.”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“A hip little spot with all the yummy salads of Maranui but a little less of the wait. Great for morning coffees and check-ins with the cool kids baristas.”
  • 1 local recommends