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Te Awamutu is also known as Rose Town and is famous as the birthplace of Kiwi musicians Tim and Neil Fin of Split Enz and Crowded House fame. The town lies in the heart of Waikato's farming district, close to sporting facilities, golf courses and a rugby sports centre.

Other day trips to most parts of the Waikato include Waitomo Caves, Raglan, Kawhia and Yardley bush walk. Fishing and hunting are also available in the vicinity..  Just a 50 minute trip to Matamata to the popular Hobbiton Movie Set.

Te Awamutu's Rose Garden and Memorial Park Gardens
The gardens are particularly attractive with approximately 2000 bushes. The two gardens are linked by the Pioneer Walk.

Te Awamutu Museum
The Te Awamutu Museum displays the Maori and European history of the area. A highlight is the ancient Maori artifact Uneuku.

Mount Pirongia Forest Park
A bush-clad mountain offering a mix of walks from 5 minutes to 10 hours, with a hut for trampers near the summit. Mount Pirongia Horse Treks offer horse rides on the mountain slopes.

Wharepapa rock climbing field
Over 55 rock clumps catering for all levels, 22km south-east of Te Awamutu.

Sanctuary Mountain

Located just 25 minutes drive away its a must visit.  Step through the pest-proof gate into another world.  Maungaraurari is a mainland ecological island, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated community and the presence of a 47km pest-proof fence many of New Zealand's rarest and most endangered flora and fauna co-exist in a spectacular environment.

Raglan Beach

Fancy a day at the beach, just a 50 minute scenic drive to the west coast is Raglan Beach a lovely village to visit with some great shops & cafes' and scentic walks and of course Raglan Beach a popular spot for the keen surfer and beach goers.