A nice stop where you can see a very big kauri tree and go for a short forest walk.
There is also a small cafe on location.
If you don't have time to make the 8 hours return trip to watch the world famous sheep show in Rotorua , this is a good alternative.
On location you will find Sheep Shows, NZ Farmyard, Craft Co-operative & Cafe.
After lunch in one of the town many cafes it is always great to go for a short walk along the river banks . There are lots of ducks and sea gulls to keep you company. One word of warning , make sure you don't slip on their droppings.