what to see and do

spa and hot pools

Nestled in the beautiful Te Aroha domain at the base of the mountain. The Te Aroha mineral spas have been renowned for their healing properties since the 1800s. 

The nunnery accomodation Te Aroha- what to do

hiking & mountain bike trails

As part of the New Zealand Cycle way project, the Hauraki Rail Trail has been built. One section runs the 20kms from Paeroa to

Te Aroha. The Nunnery is the closest accommodation to the cycle way start/finish.

The nunnery accomodation Te Aroha- what to do

the domain

Just a 3 block, 5-7min stroll from The Nunnery, the Domain is the leisure hub of Te Aroha.


dine out

Ironique Café   www.ironique.co.nz  7day- breakfast, lunch, dinner
Grand Tavern – Wed: dinner, Thurs & Fri: lunch & dinner, Sat & Sun: dinner only

Palace Hotel – Thurs & Fri: lunch. Wed-Sat: dinner
RSA-  Fri: lunch & dinner,  – Thurs, Fri & Sat: dinner
Te Aroha Club-Thurs, Fri & Sat: dinner

as well as-----
Indian Cuisine, Asian Cuisine, Kiwi Takeaways – Fish & chips & Pizza and six Cafés


Go out for a drink
Grand Tavern- TAB. Easy walk from The Nunnery
Palace Hotel- Self-service TAB. Easy walk from The Nunnery
RSA. Easy walk from The Nunnery
Te Aroha Club. Easy walk from The Nunnery
Waihou Tavern. Courtesy van available on weekends.

The nunnery accomodation Te Aroha- what to do

adventure te aroha

Gently paddle or just let the river take you.

From its source at the Blue Springs to where it enters the Hauraki gulf Te Waihou winds its way gently northwards.

Your guide will take you on a tour of the historic town of Te Aroha. You will  learn about some of the rich history and wild geology of the area. You will then visit Wairongomai where a gold mining settlement used to thrive.

It’s then onto the river where you will be given equipment and expert instruction on how to navigate your kayak down the river safely.

This section of the river winds mainly through rural land.  Don’t forget to look up and take in the majestic views of the Kaimai ranges and Mt Te Aroha which are a truly fantastic sight.

Keep a sharp eye out for the wide variety of bird life which live on and around  the river.

visit nearby places by car

Waihi Beach approx. 45 min
Hamilton approx. 40 min
Mystery Creek – Fieldays, Boat Show,  Events approx. 45 min
Tauranga approx.  60 min
Rotorua approx. 70min
 Auckland approx. 80 min
Matamata (Hobbiton) – approx. 20 min

Coromandel Peninsula
    Trip 1 -   The Nunnery – Waihi – Whangamata - Thames – Home to the Nunnery – about 4 hrs driving.

    Trip 2 -  The Nunnery – Whitianga – Coromandel - Thames – Home to the Nunnery – about  5  hrs driving.
           ( Leaves plenty of time for sightseeing, swimming etc.)