Visit Tirau, Waikato, NZ

  • Tirau is a small town located 50 minutes’ drive south east of Hamilton (25 minutes from Cambridge). On the main north-south highway, it is a frequent rest-stop for travellers.

    Tirau is noted for its many sculptures constructed of sheets of corrugated. The town’s information centre is housed in a corrugated iron building shaped like a dog, while “the big sheep” is a similar building next-door that houses a wool exhibition centre.

    Tirau has some great places to stay and activities including walking and biking trails, trout fishing and golf.

    Accommodation in Tirau (NZ)

    Tirau has several hotel and motel options to choose from. Bed & breakfast orself-contained units are available, along with home stay and farm-stay options, and holiday homes for rent.

    Transport around Tirau

    Major national coach services connect with Tirau due to its main highway location. Local bus services connect with other towns in the region.

    Tourist Activities around Tirau

    Tirau has a local museum and, a number of art & craft shops, and regular markets that are worth exploring, as well as restaurants and cafes for rest and recuperation.

    A thermal springs resort is just outside the township, which also offers golf and dining.

    A deer park and other rural attractions are located close to Tirau.

    Walkways and mountain bike tracks along the Waikato River are a pleasant diversion at any time of year.

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