No sane person would visit Mangatarata without catching the Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World. Many visitors choose to stay near this famous attraction when they are in Mangatarata. The Royal Park Lodge and Tudor Court Motor Lodge are close by.
The North End Motel is situated 30 kilometres from the centre of Mangatarata. Alternatively, the Essex Arms can be found 35 kilometres away. Two more accommodation options worth checking out around Mangatarata are the Coastal Motor Lodge and the Avalon Motel Thames.
After seeing Mangatarata, you should leave time to soak up more of the North Island area. North Island is known for beaches, coastal plains, forests and rivers. Popular North Island visitor destinations are the art museums and nature museums. More active tourists can try their hand at snowboarding in this part of New Zealand.
Looking for more things to do? Consider spending some time exploring the Goldfields Shopping Centre, Thames Historical Museum and Butterfly and Orchid Garden, which you'll find in Thames, 25 kilometres to the northeast of Mangatarata. If you'd like to spend a night or two in Thames, check out the room rates at the Tuscany on Thames and Nightingale Falls Farmstay Retreat. Or, you could stay in Pauanui, 50 kilometres to the northeast of Mangatarata, where you can choose from the Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort and Sunlover Retreat. While in Pauanui, be sure to check out the Pauanui Beach, Opoutere Beach and Mount Maungaruawahine.
Before you head home, why not spend an afternoon rubbing shoulders and cheering along with fellow sports enthusiasts at a local sporting fixture? Eden Park is 75 kilometres to the northwest of Mangatarata. The Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour and the Quest on Beaumont are both good options if you hope to get amongst it.
Auckland International Airport is the most used airport for flying into Mangatarata and is 60 kilometres drive from the heart of town. If you would like to stay nearby, try the Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport or the Airport Gateway Hotel.
Hotels in Mangatarata start at NZ$95 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.