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Things to do in Kawarau Falls

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“The anchor shop here is a New World supermarket. Across the road are some boutique clothing stores and a nice cafe - Odelay. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Place to eat
“If you’re looking for a classy breakfast or a long lunch the Club House is excellent. Approx. 1km walk from Wheat street or under 5mins in car.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Buses stop regularly & taxis are always available. Pick up/drop off rental cars here too”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“One of the best views from a shopping center you will ever find. Besides breathtaking views on the Remarkables, there are some fine shops in this (outdoor) shopping center. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Great for breakfast and lunch dine in or take away. Approximately 10mins away by car.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Supermarket
“Located near the Airport in the Remarkables Park shopping centre. Ample parking and a clean, fresh shopping environment.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Store
“New restaurant in the 5 miles shopping center. Our favourite: Pork Belly Sandwich. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“Awesome Saturday Market from 9am until 2pm to grab local souveniers, local produce, breakfast/ lunch from.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Best food in Frankton. Breakfast, lunch, dinner (weekends only I think). If its too crowded Frank's Pantry down the road is also great ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Kawarau Village Just a short ride across the lake on the water taxi to "Kawarau Village" and the Hilton hotel. Stacks Pub has great pizzas, steak, lamb and chicken, casual dining with a gourmet twist and great indoor/outdoor eating space with large TV's if you enjoy sport. There is also a fine dining restaurant "Wakatipu Grill" and a Chinese restaurant "Me & Mee in the Kawarau village area, all just a few steps from each other. It may pay to book these restarants. You can also drive to these restaurants”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Ask for a table with a lake view for dinner (bookings essential) or simply take a seat by the outdoor fire place and soak in the lake and mountain views. Extensive drinks list and tasty nibbles are on offer. You can also catch the water taxi into town from here to continue the party!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great pizza, friendly staff. They do half price pizza every Wednesday night. Better to make a booking before going. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Spa
“Go here for a drink or coffee right on the water front, or a dinner at the fine dining restaurant, pub or noodle bar. You can walk here along the waterfront track if you turn right, or you can drive. You can also treat yourself to a spa day here, or enjoy their gym and pool facilities!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Department Store
“Iconic kiwi bargain store with almost everything you could ever need. Great for kids toys, clothing, home supplies etc”
  • 4 locals recommend
Place to eat
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Chinese restaurant in town, serves a variety of delicious Chinese dishes at this lively, quick and economical restaurant at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Also provides quick take-away service. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Ask for a table with a lake view for dinner (bookings essential) or simply take a seat by the outdoor fire place and soak in the lake and mountain views. Extensive drinks list and tasty nibbles are on offer. You can also catch the water taxi into town from here to continue the party!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Kawarau Village Just a short ride across the lake on the water taxi to "Kawarau Village" and the Hilton hotel. Stacks Pub has great pizzas, steak, lamb and chicken, casual dining with a gourmet twist and great indoor/outdoor eating space with large TV's if you enjoy sport. There is also a fine dining restaurant "Wakatipu Grill" and a Chinese restaurant "Me & Mee in the Kawarau village area, all just a few steps from each other. It may pay to book these restarants. You can also drive to these restaurants”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great pizza, friendly staff. They do half price pizza every Wednesday night. Better to make a booking before going. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Chinese restaurant in town, serves a variety of delicious Chinese dishes at this lively, quick and economical restaurant at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Also provides quick take-away service. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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