Karangahake Gorge

Stop and take a walk at this scenic, sharply winding canyon. Walk the old rail bridge and follow some of the old mining tunnels. If you have a torch (flashlight), bring it along! […]

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Hamilton Gardens

These major gardens, located between the main highway and the Waikato River, are some of the best known in New Zealand. As well as the main gardens, there are numerous themed gardens to check out; Italian, Indian, Japanese and Chinese, among others. […]

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Mount Maunganui

Above Mount Maunganui township is the volcanic cone after which the town takes its name. The hike to the 232m high summit is well-worthwhile, offering great views. […]

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Raglan Beach

A 45km drive west of Hamilton is Raglan Beach – known as one of the best breaks in the country. There’s a surfing school in town. If you’re in the area, be sure to visit Bridal Veil Falls. […]

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Kiwifruit Country

Visit a working kiwifruit orchard and learn about ‘the story of kiwifruit’. Discover how this unique pocket of land, in the Bay of Plenty, is able to produce one of the worlds healthiest fruits, better than anywhere else. Experience the wonders of the kiwifruit industry on an idyllic working kiwifruit orchard. The 60 hectare ‘Longridge […]

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