Gordon, New Zealand

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Top Chillin Spots in and near Gordon

  • Matamata, New Zealand

    Explore Hobbiton

    1 mi / 0 ft gain
    The Hobbiton Movie Set is built into the hills of a private farm in Matamata, two hours south of Aukland. You can get your tickets online, in town, or right at the set. Peter Jackson and crew spent many months right here on the farm filming and building the immaculate set for the films.It truly i...
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  • Tauranga, New Zealand

    Hike to the top of Mount Maunganui

    2.4 mi / 757.9 ft gain
    Mount Maunganui sits right on the water in the Bay of Plenty. Half the island rests on the open ocean, where the other half rises out of the bay. Driving in to the town, it's impossible not to see this massive piece of land jutting above the flat town and ocean around it.Once you have found parki...
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  • Ngatira, New Zealand

    Hike to Te Waihou Springs

    2.9 mi / 0 ft gain
    There are two different ends to begin the walk. The one I suggest starts at the Leslie Road Carpark, about 20 mins from Matatmata. Though the entire 5 km track is absolutely stunning, the most popular section, being the Blue Springs, is less than a ten min walk from the lot. The Blue Springs pool...
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  • Rotorua, New Zealand

    Experience the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley in Rotorua

    Geyers and hot springs and silica formations, oh my! Te Puia is the site where you can see these amazing wonders up close (but not too close!), while learning about the location history, Maori culture and scientific details.  Great experience for the adults and kids alike, and the nature walk...
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  • Lake Okareka, New Zealand

    Hike around Lake Tikitapu

    3.4 mi / 0 ft gain
    Lake Tikitapu is the smallest of the mountain lakes in the Rotorua area. Take Tarawera Rd about 9 kilometers and you'll run right into it. There is a huge lawn to the right that you can park on if the lot at the shore is full.The beginning of the 5.5 kilometer trail starts on the right hand side ...
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  • Thames, New Zealand

    Hike the Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Track)

    8.7 mi
    The Kauaeranga Kauri Trail  is a 1-2 day hike. The hike itself spreads over a number of tracks that range from approximately 6-10 hours. The track can be summited in a out-and-back track in a day or as a circuit (loop). There is a serviced hut (80 bunks - bookings required) available as well as m...
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  • Tairua, New Zealand

    Surf at Tairua Beach

    Tairua Beach offers a few pristine miles of turquoise waves and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the east coast of the North Island without the crowds. It's ideal for swimming, surfing, and body surfing. The waves are mellow enough for beginners and it's a perfect spot to surf at sunrise or sunse...
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