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Situated in the heart of the North Island on State Highway 1, the South Waikato District is a great place to live work and play.
In the South Waikato you and your family can enjoy an inconic New Zealand lifestyle with high quality services and facilities and the great outdoors right on your doorstep. Our stunning lakes, rolling green hills, beautiful forests and lack of a single traffic light provides residents with an idyllic lifestyle and perfect work-life balance.
For more information about our main towns and areas see below.
Tokoroa is the largest town and sports the Chainsaw Man on SH1.
Putaruru is a small rural town known for its high quality water.
Tirau is a small town boasting substantial retail.
Arapuni village is nestled alongside the Waikato River.
Lichfield is a small farming community.
Atiamuri is a small farming community nestled along the Waikato River.
Okoroire boasts and old hotel, hot pools and golf course.
The Lichfield Cheese factory is the largest in the southern hemisphere.
Tourism in the South Waikato centres around walking trails.
The Disitrct is traversed by several rivers, good for recreation and fishing.