If you’re after a day-trip destination, we’ve got a couple of tips. Located 16 miles away, Te Awamutu is worth the drive. Alphra Lavenders, Te Awamutu Museum and St Paul’s Church alone make the drive out worthwhile. Don’t miss Waitomo Caves either! Just 35 miles away, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Altura Gardens & Wildlife Park and Aranui Cave are essential stops here.