Living Here

The South Waikato lies at the heart of the North Island of New Zealand, less than 200km south of Auckland.  The district is central to everything - just an hour away is the thermal wonderland of Rotorua, Hamilton the fourth largest city,  and the beautiful beaches of Mount Maunganui.  The ski fields of Mt Ruapehu are approximately a  two hour drive south.  On a clear day Mt Ruapehu is visible from the top of Colsons Hill in Tokoroa.

The district offers rural and urban living at reasonable costs.  The driving is stress-free and there are no traffic lights.  It offers excellent schooling and first class pre-schools.  It offers excitement - adrenalin sports, hunting, fishing, tramping and water-sports - and so much more... best of all it offers something for everyone.  You can golf while your partner shops, the kids can splash in one of the many lakes while Mum and Dad relax, take the family on a bike ride along one of the Waikato River Trails, splash around in Lake Arapuni... and so much more...

Tokoroa

Tokoroa is the largest town and sports the Chainsaw Man on SH1.

Putaruru

Putaruru is a small rural town known for its high quality water.

Tirau

Tirau is a small town boasting substantial retail.

Arapuni

Arapuni village is nestled alongside the Waikato River.

Lichfield

Lichfield is a small farming community.

Atiamuri

Atiamuri is a small farming community nestled along the Waikato River.

Okoroire

Okoroire boasts and old hotel, hot pools and golf course.

Fonterra Cheese Factory

The Lichfield Cheese factory is the largest in the southern hemisphere.

Tourism in the South Waikato

Tourism in the South Waikato centres around walking trails.

South Waikato Rivers

The Disitrct is traversed by several rivers, good for recreation and fishing.

Page reviewed: 10 Feb 2014 2:50pm