Temuka Campervan Hire Holiday
Temuka is a small township first settled in 1853, by William Hornbrook who settled on a sheep run which he called Arowhenua after a nearby forest. Temuka was first known as Wallingford, but changed its name in 1866. Temuka’s early European settlers planted an extensive collection of trees in the town’s domain, and its local rivers are well stocked with trout, and whitebait run, in season.
Nearby in Upper Waitohi the memorial to pioneer aviator and inventor, Richard Pearse, who once made his home here is worth the journey into the countryside for it’s claimed that he flew before the Wright brothers’ well-documented excursion of 1903. Before leaving Temuka call into the Temuka Homeware shop to see a contemporary range of pottery, a lot of which is found in the average Kiwi’s home.
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