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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.
Entertainment
“Amazing display of World War 1 - closes 2 December 2018 Depicts the 4 years of World War 1 with photos, sounds, smells and models”
  • 9 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Our beautiful park where the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior remains. A nice place to go to pay your respects and to sit in the sun and listen to our Tuis fly between the Pohutukawa trees.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Brewery
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“ParrotDog Brewery and Bar is a good place to try some excellent local beer. It's quite a large bar and good place to go with family.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Exhibit
“Created by Sir Peter Jackson, commemorates the role played by New Zealand in the First World War. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cricket Ground
“3 minutes walk away is our iconic Basin Reserve cricket ground, host to international tests and the occasional concert.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bar and brewery of the local beer of Tuatara, great for trying new beers or just having a snack and a beer. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Best for emergencies. It is a NZ Public Hospital which charges for most overseas visitors. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Best selection of wines, spirits and beers including a range of draft craft beers available to buy on tap to take away. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Famous for high tea, Martha's Pantry is decked out like a 1950s tea party. You do have to book because it's tiny and very, very popular! It's open 9am-5pm every day but Monday.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Food
“They sell a fantastic range of coffee beans period. This is the roastery of Havana brand, which we use often in our Airbnb café!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Premise
“The Basin Reserve is NZ's best Test Cricket venue and is 10 mins away on the bus. On a sunny day sitting on the embankment, there is no better cricket venue.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Nature
“A great little park with a playground for the kids. We take our son there, and go for a nice walk through Central Park.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“A new memorial, constructed in 2015 to mark 100 yrs since New Zealand joined WWI. Nearby is the WWI exhibition by Peter Jackson, in the Dominion Museum at Massey University.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Beautiful park within a 5 minute walk from the flat. Lots of nature, and an awesome adult size play scape. Riding the zip-line is a must.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
  • 2 locals recommend
Supermarket
“This Countdown is super handy and one of the largest Coundown's around. It also has a Pharmacy in the middle of it so you can pick up your medicine while you shop for groceries. Just don't forget your recycle bag as no plastic bags now!”
  • 17 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Meal Takeaway
“Famous for high tea, Martha's Pantry is decked out like a 1950s tea party. You do have to book because it's tiny and very, very popular! It's open 9am-5pm every day but Monday.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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