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.
THINGS TO DO
All groups catered for
Buffets Available on request.
Out catering also available.
Cycle the Mighty Waikato Te Awa
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.
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.
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.
Why not try the 6 month membership special.
Fabulous venue for your function – walk in’ walk out.
Courtesy Van 021 0816 2506