Our Local Favourites
Waikenae - the main town beach, family friendly
The Pipe - few hundred meters south of Waikenae & you have the town break "the pipe"
Wainui & Makorori Beach - Popular surf beaches ten minutes from the city
Sponge Bay - The Aukuso family favourite
Food & Drinks
PBC Cafe - One of our favs for a cuppa & breakkie
Muirs Book Shop - Head upstairs to enjoy a cuppa & delicious sweets
Te Hapara Store - Best value for $ scoop ice cream
Matawhero Wines - Enjoy a glass & platter at one of the local wineries
Kaiti Mall Bakery - Grab a loaf of local rewana bread
The Hangi Pit - Fried bread & creamed paua/mussels to go! Dangerous.
Rere falls, rock slide & champagne pools - 40minute drive from town but definitely worth it! (All three are a 2-3 min drive from each other)
Kaiti Hill - Beautiful views overlooking the city & coast line. Either drive up or take the fitness trail.
River + beach walkway - enjoy a stroll along the beach & river. (note, if your brave enough & its high tide, take a leap of faith and jump off the local train bridge!)