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General information about the town

The town of Ngaruawahia is one of the oldest in New Zealand. Its wide streets are graced with many old villas and enormous tress. The town was to have been the capital and the main streets were named after famous astronomers like Galileo, Newton and Herschel. The motel owner’s house was built before the 1900 for the military. The house overlooks the mighty Waikato River and guests are encouraged to stroll down to the river and follow the walkway to the meeting of the two rivers – the Waikato and the Waipa. Here they will find a bandstand, a children’s playground and a conquest area. Of tremendous importance to the town is the presence of Turangawaewae Marae, which has the official residence of the Maori King. Many important functions are held here every year, including the Regatta in March and the anniversary of the Coronation in August.


All groups catered for
Buffets Available on request.
Out catering also available.

5926 State Hi Way 1 Ngaruawahia, New Zealand Ph: 022 030 8808

Contact Jeanette
07 824 8904 or 021 02306777

Thursday – Friday 12-2pm Lunch
Tuesday to Sunday 5-8pm Dinner

Cycle the Mighty Waikato Te Awa

Owner Operators: Dan or Dee Phone: 027 51 555 78 Email: team@riverriders.co.nz

Hours: Saturday 10am–3pm Sunday 10am–6pm Monday 10am–4pm Tuesday 10am–4pm Wednesday 10am–4pm Thursday 10am–4pm Friday 10am–4pm

Ngaruawahia Golf Course sits on the banks of the mighty Waikato River.
Easy 10 minutes drive north of Hamilton and an hour’s drive south of central Auckland along State Highway 1.

5925 Sh 1, Ngaruawahia

07-824 8006


Freshly chopped mussel mix with batter then laddled onto a hot plate and cooked with canola oil till golden brown. Served on a fresh slice of bread (slightly bigger than the bread) and serviette.

Jesmond Street, 3720 Ngaruawahia

Sat: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come and explore at Hamilton Zoo!

Home to over 600 native and exotic animals and set amidst 25ha of lush and tranquil surroundings, Hamilton Zoo is the ideal destination for a memorable day out.

Boasting the largest walk-through aviary in New Zealand dedicated to native birds and plants, take a stroll through and a cheeky kaka may land close by. An experience not to be missed, go behind the scenes on a Face2Face encounter, or catch a ‘Meet the Keeper’ talk highlighting the characters and personalities of our animals, their feeding and enrichment.

There’s a lot to get around, but if you need a break swing by the on site cafe and check out the delicious treats, or dine al fresco in one of our scenic picnic areas.

Besides being a tourism and recreation park, Hamilton Zoo has committed to the conservation of animals and the environment by participating in various conservation and research projects, and by contributing to breeding programmes for endangered species.

This easy walk follows the route of the former Ngaruawahia/Glen Massey railway.

The trail is suitable for buggies, wheelchair assisted and bicycles.
Walking from the car park to the first bridge you pass a wetland restoration site which is part of Perry Quarry. The trail follows Firewood Creek through an area being replanted to a picnic site with toilets. From here, a short walk leads to attractive stream cascades. This is also the start of the southern section of the Hakarimata Walkway.

Te Awa caters to people of all ages and abilities and was designed for both cyclists and pedestrians. The path is generally 3m wide, flat and made of concrete but does include a couple of very short but steep hills.

Great social atmosphere for all ages
No restriction on membership
Plenty of activities for everyone:
Eight ball and darts | Indoor bowls | Cards
Batons up | Membership draw to name a few.
Everyone Welcome
Why not try the 6 month membership special.
Fabulous venue for your function – walk in’ walk out.
Courtesy Van 021 0816 2506


4 Market Street | Ngaruawahia

07 824 8905

Tuesday – Thursday 12pm – 9pm
Friday and Saturday 12pm – 10pm
Sunday 2pm to 7pm

Phat Pattie – THE Burger Shop!
Serving up made-with-love burgers to fill your hearts and pukus! Beef, Chicken & Vegie Burgers, Keto/Gluten Free options!

2 Durham Street Ngaruawahia, New Zealand

Call 027 742 8728