Things to See & Do

Many of the treasures of the North Island are within a relatively short drive from Orokawa Villa, including...

6 Golf Courses within one hour's drive
  • Plentiful fishing, both Ocean and River
  • Orokawa Bay / Waihi Beach
  • Wonderful walks and tracks through rain forest or from bay-to-bay along the coast
  • Miles and miles of scenic bike trails
  • The friendly and vibrant town of Waihi.
  • The bustling towns of   Mount Manganui and Tauranga
  • Waihi Beach- 9 km of fine white sand
  • Beautiful Karangahake Gorge and the gold mining sites both historic and present day in the Waihi area
  • The seaside/harbour towns Whangamata, Tairua and Whitianga to which the ferry travels across the harbour to Flaxmill Bay 
  • A little further to the north- Coromandel town, the Pepper Tree (one of our favorite restaurants in all of New Zealand!), and the fascinating Driving Creek Railway
  • Hobbiton, the Shire of JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth
  • New Zealand's Maori Cultural Center and the Rotorua area's natural thermal wonders
  • Kiwifruit and Avocado Orchards
  • The hot natural hot spring mineral pools at Athenree (approx 15 minute drive)

Waihi Beach & Markets

Sample the local treats and buy gifts at our quaint seaside market then walk along Waihi Beach- 9 km of fine white sand.

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Karanghake Gorge

Venture through the beautiful Karangahake Gorge and the gold mining sites - both historic and present day in the Waihi area

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Magical Hobbiton

Visit the Shire of JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth!

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Events in the Region

Come and check out these great events happening near the lodge!

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