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Tokoroa, Waikato New Zealand

Published: 15 April 2017
Last Updated: 15 July 2018
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Tokoroa is the 5th biggest town in the Waikato region and is located about 60km from Taupo north of state highway 1, it is a farming community town, surrounding the township are dairy farms and plantation forests of vast pine trees, the town itself holds a lot of scenic reserves and hold a lot of Maori history.


The Tokoroa people are your typical farming locals from New Zealand. The majority of the town's population are elderly, but the town itself homes a lot of engineers and farmers who are generally pretty friendly.


Tokoroa is not your typical tourist town, it has a few hikes that are located just out of town. I recommend when you come here if you plan on hiking take a drive to either Taupo, Tauranga or Rotorua which are located very close to the city.

Mountain & Trail Biking, Cycling

Just like hiking, it probably bests that if you are wanting to find some great tracks you take a drive out towards Taupo, Tauranga or Rotorua.

There is one trail which is close to the town which I would highly recommend, which is the Waikato River trail, it's a track located at the turn off to Te Kuiti on your way from Tokoroa to Taupo.


There are a lot of great places to get food in Tokoroa, 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.

  • Hot Roast Shop Tokoroa
  • Clyde Street Takeaways
  • Pockets 8 Ball Club
  • Alberico's Italian Restaurant
  • Rumbly Tums
  • Turkish Kebabs


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

  • Redwood Lodge Motel
  • Mayfair Court Motel
  • Clifton Court Motel
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Article by: Brett
Category : Towns & Cities

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