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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.

Establishment
“They have a very good tour which outlines the process of making honey and honey based health products”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Simply the best dining experience in the region. Plus only a 7 minute drive from door to door.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Historic theater, with modernised cinema rooms. Usually a quiet little cinema so you can sit where you want and enjoy a premium movie going experience in small number and sometimes alone with your loved ones.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great Coffee Great Vibe, Whole food. Healthy. Supports Community. Profits go back to the Community.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“iconic Kiwifruit factory, orchard, dispay, café, shop. Everything you want to know about kiwifruit is there.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Our local fish and chip shop, restaurant and cafe. Best hot chips in Bay of Plenty”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“Maketu right beside the Sea for great coffee and light meals. Paengaroa Trading Post for nice dinner out, only 10min away. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great food, friendly service in a relaxed family atmosphere. Don't be put off by the Decor... the food is excellent!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Beautiful waterfall and place to swim in summer. 1 hour return walk to get to.”
  • 1 local recommends
  • 1 Experience
Establishment
“Excellent food with many kiwi favourites. Great for coffee and a cake (or yo-yo) or a wholesome lunch. Friday nights and Sunday afternoons there is live music and the bar is very reasonable.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Day: waterslide down a 20 metre natural slope or swim in the spring, bushwalk, rope swings, explore the beautiful bush surrounds. Night: a campfire and walk to see the wonderland of glow-worms.”
  • 1 local recommends