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Putaruru, Waikato New Zealand

Published: 15 April 2017
Last Updated: 25 July 2019
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Putaruru, 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 the main town along state highway 1. Putaruru is a farming community town, surrounding the township are dairy farms and plantation forests of vast pine trees, the town itself hold a lot of scenic reserves and hold a lot of Maori history.


Putaruru 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.


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

Mountain & Trail Biking, Cycling

It is probably bested 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 putaruru, 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

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

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Article by: Brett
Category : Towns & Cities