KATIKATI

Katikati is the mural ‘capital’ of New Zealand, and most businesses and shops have adorned their buildings with murals, most of an historic nature. Katikati is an attractive town that is on the State Highway 3 route that carries considerable heavy traffic, all of which travels through the township.

Katikati is midway between Tauranga and Waihi and is a service centre to a mixed rural land base, and is a reasonably wealthy population base. Katilati has a population of circa 4,000 and is a town located on the Uretara Stream near the tidal inlet

Katikati was bestowed the of New Zealand's 'Most Beautiful Small Town' award for towns of less than 8,000 population in 2005 by the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Society.

Katikati was settled in 1875 by settlers from Ireland The settle. The land upon which the town was built was confiscated from local Maori after the land wars, and was given to the settlers by the Central Government.

There is hot springs some three kilometres to the south of Katikati.

Once again the Anglican Church holds the most substantial presence.

The War Memorial is housed in the Memorial Hall.

The Katikati Hotel is the classic ranch style and is one of the oldest buildings in the town.

And, some 5 kms east of Katikati is a private museum that is supported by the local institutions. This is a most interesting museum and is worth the visit. Please allow up to two hours to absorb the great array of exhibits. Photographed is one of the original, and in working order Westinghouse Washers.

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course