About Morrinsville

Morrinsville Motel is situated near the centre of Morrinsville in the north west of the Waikato heartland. It has easy access from Auckland, Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty. Distances quoted are from Morrinsville Motel, times are by car.

Auckland Central, 140 KM, 90 minutes
Auckland Airport, 127 KM, 80 minutes
Central Hamilton, 30 KM, 25 minutes
Hamilton Airport, 34 KM, 28 minutes
Mystery Creek (Field Days), 34 KM, 28 minutes
Rotorua, 103 KM, 78 minutes
Tauranga, 85 KM, 67 minutes
Hobbiton, 42 KM, 38 minutes
Matamata, 35 KM, 28 minutes
Te Aroha, 21 KM, 18 minutes
Paeroa, 43 KM, 30 minutes
Thames, 73 KM, 53 minutes
Cambridge, 32 KM, 28 minutes
Waihi Beach, 74 KM, 53 minutes

 

What's on in Morrinsville

Wallace Gallery Morrinsville, 167 Thames Street, Morrinsville. (500 m) www.morrinsvillegallery.org.nz

Morrin Museum at the Morrinsville Heritage Centre, 41 Canada Street, Morrinsville Phone 07 889 4190
Tues-Fri 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Closed Sun & Mon. www.morrinsvilleheritagecentre.org.nz

Morrinsville Theatre, 17-19 Anderson Street, Morrinsville, Phone 07 889 3364 www.morrinsvilletheatre.co.nz

Places to eat

Crazee Cow Café, 314 Thames Street, Morrinsville. Open Mon to Fri 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Saturday to Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Phone 07 889 3566   

Council Café & Bar, 50 Canada Street, Morrinsville. Open Mon-Sat 11am till close, Sunday Lunch only.  Live music every Friday night. Phone 07 889 6748

Nanna's Kitchen, 235a Thames Street, Morrinsville. Phone 07 889 6515

Smart India Tandoori Restaurant, 139 Thames Street, Morrinsville. Open Lunch: 11:30 AM to 2:00 (Mon-Fri), Dinner 5:00 PM till late (7 days) Phone 07 889 4087.

Thai Delight Resturant, 254 Thames Street, Morrinsville, Phone 07 889 5799

Fez Kebab, 288 Thames Street, Morrninsville, Phone 07 889 4949

Coronation Pizza, 126 Studholme Street, Morrinsville, Phone 07 889 5800

Golden Kiwi Restaurant, 246 Thames Street, Morrinsville, 07 889 6040

Subway Morrinsville, 328 Thames Street, Morrinsville, Phone 07 889 7586

Morrinsville Roast Meals, 212 Thames Street, Morrinsville, Phone 07 889 7070

J J's Burger Bar, 296 Thames Street, Morrinsville, Phone 07 889 3885

Mori Sushi, 274 Thames Street, Morrinsville, Phone 07 889 4499

Cafe Frock, 2 Marshall Street, Morrinsville. Phone 07-889 4053

Top Pub, 2618 State Highway 26, Morrinsville.

Morrinsville RSA, 27 Studholme Street,Morrinsville, Phone 07 889 7014 

Supermarkets

Countdown Morrinsville, 66 Studholme Street, Morrinsville, Phone 07 889 8140

New World Morrinsville, 89 Thames Street, Morrinsville, Phone 07 889 8060

Shops

The Warehouse Morrinsville, 47 Studholme Street, Morrinsville, Phone 07 889 0555 

Morrinsville Medical Centre Pharmacy, 17 Canada Street, Morrinsville Phone 07 889 8160

Unichem Pharmacy, 72 Studholme Street, Morrinsville, Phone 07 889 8160

Nite-N-Day Fashions, 298 Thames Street, Morrinsville, Phone 07 889 7344

Ooh La La (Shoes & Gifts), 304 Thames Street, Morrinsville, Phone 07 889 0034 

Overall Drycleaners, 62a Moorhouse Street, Morrinsville, Phone 07 889 5245

Things to do in the Morrinsville area

Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata. (41.6 KM, 38 minutes by car) Phone 07 888 1505 / Freephone: 0508 4 HOBBITON, www.hobbitontours.com

Kaimai Cheese Company, 2 Hawes St, Waharoa  (28.7 KM, 22 minutes by car) Phone 07 888 6910. Store, cafe and maker of award winning fresh milk cheeses. Watch the cheeses getting made through a viewing window. 

Walks. There are several short walks in Morrinsville itself, the Morrinsville River walk 1.8 KM takes you past a small pretty waterfall. Several walks in town are listed on the Morrinsville iSite website. Slighty further afield are a large number of options for walks. Check out:

  • Wairere Falls walk, Goodwin Road, Okauia, Waikato, spectacular 153 M multi step waterfall. (From Morrinsville its 43.4 KM, 35 mins by car to the Goodwin Road carpark, then 45 mins walk to the lookout, 90 minutes walk to the summit). This is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in New Zealand, and the tallest falls in the North Island.
  • Mount Te Aroha, Whitaker Street, Te Aroha (21.3 KM, 18 minutes by car). Several other shorter walks also start at the Mokena Geyser, the only natural soda water geyser in the world. The geyser is located in the Te Aroha Domain, the oldest intact Edwardian domain in New Zealand. [See Wikipedia]. Mount Te Aroha is a 4 hour return walk, the summit is 982 metres and the tallest peak in the area. 360° views of the Waikato and the Bay of Plenty and beyond.
  • Whakapipi (Bald Spur Lookout), Whitaker Street, Te Aroha (21.3 KM, 18 minutes by car). Excellent views to the west over Te Aroha towards Morrinsville and beyond. 75 minutes up and back.
  • Waiorongomai Valley Tramline, Waiorongomai Loop Road, Te Aroha (25 KM, 23 minutes by car) There are many tracks to explore in the Waiorongomai Valley, a popular 5.5km, 2 hour loop will take you past the oldest known train tracks in New Zealand, into a failed gold mining area. There is a 25° incline which has been restored Enjoy the views and bush. 
  • Howarth Memorial Wetland Loop Walk, Spur Street, Te Aroha (20.2 KM, 17 minutes by car), This is a one hour circuit around a westland which is a bird sanctuary.

Cycling - mountain bike trails.

  • Te Miro Mountain Bike Park on Waterworks road (From Morrinsville 19 KM, 24 mins by car) is a well maintained complex of moutainbike trails. Club website www.temiromtbclub.co.nz
  • Mount Te Aroha, Whitaker Street, Te Aroha (21.3 KM, 18 minutes by car). A 10 KM purpose built MTB trail.
  • Hauraki Rail Trail - Te Aroha to Paeroa is a 21 KM ride, Te Aroha to Thames 54 KM, Te Aroha to Waihi 46 KM.
  • Bike hireage and shuttle service (Paeroa)Website.
  • Bike rental service (Hamilton)Website

Cycling - road and track. Morrinsville has a very active club with regular events in the area. See the local club website for more information: www.morrinsvillewheelers.org.nz

Cambridge (32 KM, 28 minutes by car)

  • Water activities: Kayaking, rowing and jet boating on the Waikato River.
  • Cambridge Museum: Learn about the area's history, development and people.

Te Aroha Mineral Spas and Liesure Pools, Te Aroha Domain, Boundary Street, Te Aroha.  (21.2 KM, 19 mins by car) Phone 07 884 8717

 

More information

More information is available at the Morrinsville Information Centre, 251 Thames Street, Morrinsville. www.morrinsvillenz.co.nz

For the region, Hamilton and Waikato Tourism have an excellent website: www.hamiltonwaikato.com