Attractions in the South Waikato

The Waikato and South Waikato has some of the countries most beautiful scenery including lush green pastures, thriving native and sustainable forests and a host of natural and man-made attractions that make the area a unique and must-see place in New Zealand. The following are just a few links to some great places to visit while you're in the area.

Te Waihou Walkway
On the Te Waihou Walkway experience the internationally acclaimed Blue Spring, a spring so high in optical clarity that it appears a beautiful blue/green to the observers eye.

Jim Barnett Reserve
A fragment of a remaining 900 hectare native bush, this reserve has an abundance of native trees and birds including the North Island Robin. The walking tracks meander through this reserve, providing mostly easy walking.

Tirau Township
If you love arts, crafts, collectibles and antiques, then don't miss a stop in a Tirau.

Waikato River Trails
Our districts boasts an abundance of fantastic river trails that allow you to experience New Zealand nature at its best.

Museum of Early History & Honey Shop
The Museum is a 10,000 square foot building with a huge collection of antiques.

Putaruru Pavement Art
There are 32 incredible mosaics on the trail around the township of Putaruru.

Talking Poles
A collection of incredible carved, painted and mosaic "poles" are scattered through-out Tokoroa's CBD with many national and internationally renowned artists contributing to the array of special icons - each with it's own story to be told.

Maungatautari Ecological Island
3,400 hectares on and around the mountain of Maungatautari, this ecological preserve is an ongoing project to restore native flora and fauna over the area. The land features several public walking tracks for visitors to experience native New Zealand wildlife in natural surroundings.