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Otorohanga, Waikato New Zealand

Published: 21 May 2017
Last Updated: 24 September 2019

Otorohanga is a rural town with excellent shopping and service industries, it is located in southern Waikato, which is about a 30 minute drive south of Te Awamutu along state highway 3 towards New Plymouth or Te Kuiti, Otorohanga is a small farming community, it is home to the world famous Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, Otorohanga has some popular walks, Otorohanga is a great place to stop by if you are driving down or up the country.

Otorohanga is a great tourist destination with Waitomo Caves Village and an amazing range of tourist things to do only 15 minutes from the centre of town

What to expect.


Otorohanga is full of nice locals with a great community. You can expect to be treated nicely because the town thrives on tourism. Otorohanga is known to home farms and industry professionals from all backgrounds.

Hiking, Mountain & Trail Biking, Cycling

There are a few good hiking tracks or walking routes around the Otorohanga township. It is recommended to head towards Te Kuiti or Waitomo when looking for hikes or walks

Check out the following:

  • Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
  • Black Water Rafting
  • Otorohanga Kiwi House
  • Ruakuri Bush and Scenic Reserve
  • Mangapohue Natural Bridge


There are a lot of food joints around the city. See a few below.

  • Ronnie’s Café & Bar
  • Village Green Bakery & Café
  • Sushi Corner
  • Sugoi Sushi
  • Otorohanga Bakehouse
  • Origin Coffee Co.
  • Cooper & Co.
  • Lavish Bar
  • Dew Drop Inn Burger Bar


There are a lot of backpackers and motels located around the city. See a few below.

  • Camp Kiwi Holiday Park
  • Arohena Campsite
  • The Hobbit Motel
  • Kamahi Cottage
  • Meadowland
  • Mohaonui Farmstay
  • Otorohanga & Waitomo Motels
  • Otorohanga Country Lodge
  • Otorohanga Holiday Park
  • Palm Court Motel
  • Pedaler's Rest
  • Redwood Lodge Bed & Breakfast
  • Waitomo Golf Stays
Article by: Brett
Category : Towns & Cities

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