Sitting on New Zealand
’s North Island
in the region of Waikato
, Otorohanga is not only a gateway to some of the island’s most splendid natural destinations, but is also a beautiful rural area with numerous local attractions to keep you busy. It is famous for being the Kiwiana Town of the country, a place where one can discover all about New Zealand’s fascinating and colourful culture. Learn about traditions, local legends, famous people, well-known products and more as you wander around this interesting town. Take a look at our excellent Otorohanga accommodation and prepare to be dazzled by culture and nature.
Strolling around the town, you’ll see decorative murals and sculptures dedicated to rural life, school life, Maori art, the Sheep Story, Marmite, the kiwi bird and Sir Edmund Hillary! For even more culture and education, admire the historical and attractive old railway station. You can see a collection of old buildings, including the police station and courthouse, and get a taste of the area’s history at the museum. The heart of the town is home to some decorative totem poles, carved in honor of the ancient Maori ancestors.
A popular place for all ages is the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park, where you can see a large selection of native bird species as well as trees and plants. The Memorial Park is a peaceful outdoor spot, and thrill-seekers can have fun at the large indoor climbing wall. You can take an easy excursion to the spectacular Waitomo Caves and a great assortment of adventure activities and outdoor leisure pursuits are within easy reach. Beautiful beaches can be visited within around an hours’ drive.
The town is home to a large number of fantastic restaurants and cafes, as well as a large selection of shops and places to stay. Have a look at our good range of Otorohanga hotels as well as our cheap flights to Hamilton
and get set for a great trip!