No-one in their right mind would visit Waitakaruru without catching the Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World. If you'd like to stay close and stay near this Waitakaruru icon, check out the Royal Park Lodge and Tudor Court Motor Lodge, accommodation options within a short stroll.
The Westwind Homestay B & B is located 7 kilometres from the central part of Waitakaruru. Or, alternatively, the Coastal Motor Lodge can be found 20 kilometres away. Two other places to stay are the Avalon Motel Thames and the Tuscany on Thames.
After kicking up your heels in Waitakaruru, you should make time to soak up the other attractions in the North Island area. Take a gander at the art museums and nature museums in North Island. Lovers of the great outdoors can also make the time to check out the region's beaches, coastal plains, forests and rivers. More active tourists might also enjoy snowboarding and skiing here.
Spend some time visiting the Goldfields Shopping Centre, Thames Historical Museum and Butterfly and Orchid Garden, which you'll find in Thames, 25 kilometres to the northeast of Waitakaruru. The Nightingale Falls Farmstay Retreat and Rolleston Motel are a few of the hotel alternatives in Thames. Or, you could consider staying in Pauanui, 50 kilometres to the northeast of Waitakaruru, where you'll find the Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort and Sunlover Retreat. The Pauanui Beach, Opoutere Beach and Mount Maungaruawahine are popular sites to experience for those visiting Pauanui.
Before your Waitakaruru trip draws to a close, why not spend an afternoon cheering along with local sports enthusiasts at a local match? You'll find Eden Park 70 kilometres to the northwest of Waitakaruru. For visitors who are interested in sleeping nearby, make a reservation at the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour or the Quest on Beaumont.
Auckland International Airport is the easiest gateway to Waitakaruru. Nearby hotels include the Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport and the Airport Gateway Hotel.
Hotels in Waitakaruru start at NZ$93 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.