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Pataruru, Waikato New Zealand

15 April 2017
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Pataruru, Neighboring town of Tokoroa, and nested between Tirau and Tokoroa, is a small farming town in the mighty Waikato region and is located on the Oraka River about 65km from Hamilton and a main town along state highway 1.

Pataruru is a farming community town, surrounding the township are dairy farms and plantation forests of vast pine trees, the town itself holds alot of scenic reserves and holds alot of maori history.


Pataruru is a small town full of farmers, elderly and families, the town is a very friendly city in New Zealand with awesome locals who are always willing to help.


Pataruru has a couple nice farming and river walks with some great scenery, check out the list below of avaialble walks:

  • Blue Springs ( Scenic Hiking Spot ) - RECOMMENDED
  • Te Waihou Walkway
  • Jim Barnett Reserve
  • Waikato River Trails
  • Putaruru's Pavement Art Trail
  • Arapuni Swing Bridge
  • Sanctuary Mountain - Maungatautari

Mountain & Trail Biking, Cycling

It is probably best that if you are wanting to find some great tracks you take a drive out towards Taupo, Tauranga or Rotorua.

A Few of the hiking tracks mentioned above to double as trail riding tracks.


There are a lot of great places to get food in Pataruru, with a vast variety of different cuisines to match what ever you may be craving. Check out the list below to find food near you.

  • Bev's Delights
  • Canton Takeaways
  • Crazy Cow Cafe
  • Midor Sushi
  • Putaruru Bakehome & Cafe
  • The Wooden Farmer
  • The Cook Putaruru
  • Pizza+
  • Great Flavours of India


There are a lot of backpackers / hostels and motels located around the city. Check out below for motels

  • Pataruru Arms Motor Inn
  • Kea Motel and Holiday Park
  • Pataruru Hotel

Getting There

Article by: Brett Follow my adventures on Instagram here!
Category : Towns & Cities