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If Bulmer's Cider has always been your first choice, then a visit to the Cidery is a must for you. This huge green expanse along Customhouse Street lets you delve deep into the production of the internationally famous, Harvest, Scrumpy and Original Cider by Bulmer. At the Cidery, you get to see the production of the famous beverage at the factory as well as taste a few freshly produced samples.
This striking statue of Captain Cook watches over the Turanganui River. Admiral Captain Cook is regarded as a great explorer and navigator due to his accomplishment of recording the circumnavigation of New Zealand. Dedicated to this celebrated explorer, this blue statue is quite huge and holds the distinction of being the prominent attraction of the city. Visitors can read through the inscription that's carved at the statue. It reads as "A fine seaman, an outstanding captain and an honest man". Come over for an opportunity to discover this marvel while touring the city. Check website for more details.
Regarded as one of the largest meeting houses of the country, Te Poho o Rawiri Marae is a cultural heritage that recites tales of New Zealand's glorious past. This traditional meeting space has welcomed such historical figures as Captain Cook, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, among others. Te Poho o Rawiri Marae is adorned with a classy interior decor that includes ornate carvings. A visit to this highly held place is only possible upon the permission of the tourist information center. Call ahead to know more.
This is one of the most popular wineries in New Zealand. The setting is surrealistic and a visit to the winery will be quite refreshing which includes frequent wine-tasting events. Visiting time can be arranged by appointment as well.