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Best things to do in Otane

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Museum
“Our area is rich in History, the settlers museum doesn't just focus on the life of the early settlers, but also a comprehensive history of the local Maori history is told here. ”
3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Set in a historic 1912 former school house this cafe offers an ideal break on highway 2, just opposite Te Aute School. Excellent coffee, friendly service and a good range of savouries and sweets for a morning tea or lunch.”
2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A relaxed, open and most relaxed gallery we have very much enjoyed. Set just off State Highway 2, less than 5 minutes away from our property, Atmosphere Gallery has ample parking and easy access for all. Well worth the visit.”
2 locals recommend
Cafe
“Friendly staff, locally run. Excellent for a light lunch - food has always been very tasty, using local produce”
2 locals recommend
Pub
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“Located at the end of the road (6km approx) this is a cosy, rural pub run by Aaron and Rhonda. Very family orientated, serves basic hot meals. The pub dogs are friendly, it also has a garden area when the weather is nice. Pool table, and big screen. Aaron a former Magpies rugby player with lots of local rugby memorabilia for those interested to browse through. ”
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
1 local recommends
Store
“Skin products made by hand from organic ingredients. Delicious shaving balm; best ever creme for baby's bottom; hand creme that works, plus much much more. And the prices are kind to your wallet.”
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
1 local recommends
Bus Station
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
Store
“Locally farmed cattle supplying superb meats, bacon, variety of sausages etc all of the highest quality. Their beef burgers are exceptionally good value.”
1 local recommends
Cafe
“An excellent cafe on the main street of Waipawa. Good coffee and a nice selection of cakes and savories to choose from.”
1 local recommends
Cafe
“Right in the middle of Otane and in the former town library building, McCauley's Cafe is a relaxing and quiet cafe. We have always had a good coffee there and although not an extensive range of food, there is something for everyone. They also have a small range of gifts, jams and preserves.”
1 local recommends
Locality
2 locals recommend
Supermarket
“A good local supermarket with most things you will need. A nice selection of fresh fruit and vegetables and any essentials you may need to top up on or have forgotten.”
2 locals recommend