Te Kuiti Campervan Hire Holiday

Statue celebrating the shearing industry in Te Kuiti - Photo by Dramatic, Wikimedia Creative CommonsStatue celebrating the shearing industry in Te Kuiti - Photo by Dramatic, Wikimedia Creative Commons

Te Kuiti is the Shearing Capital of the World, and the venue for the annual New Zealand Shearing Championships which always attract a large crowd, providing a large boost to the town’s population of some 4,500 souls. This annual muster, held the weekend following Easter, is a great time to visit: shearing contests are held, sheep races are run down the main street, and Maori cultural groups perform.

Between times visitors can still get a good feel for the town by viewing its giant statue of a shearer at the southern end of town, and visiting the local Maori meeting house Tokanganui-a-Noho. Meanwhile the Waikato Millennium Pavilion or Te Kuititanga o nga Whakaaro which means ‘the gathering of thoughts and ideas’, located on Rora Street is also well worth a look, for it celebrates the heritage and history of local people.

Te Kuiti also has a number of well appointed private gardens and public parks to view, and a waterfall in the nearby Mangaokewa Scenic Reserve can be reached on a one hour return river walk following a series of waterholes perfect for a refreshing dip.

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