TE AROHA

Te Aroha is a township that surprises. Nestled at the base of the Kaimai Range the town is off the main highway trunks. Te Aroha is a place you go to visit. You will not stumble across Te Aroha.

The township has a strong sense of identity and is managing its history with care.

Te Aroha has a population of circa 4,000.

Te Aroha’s main attraction is the hot springs, with attractive and well set out swimming baths and pools. The Waihou River runs through Te Aroha. Close by to the east is the base of the Kaimai Ranges In the late 19th century; Te Aroha was famed as a spa town. Thermal and mineral springs are both found close to the centre of the town.

The following is an excerpt from the Te Aroha’s Museum web-site and best describes the charm of the town:-

“In the 1890s, Te Aroha was a flourishing spa town, patronized by the elite of Victorian society.  While the ladies and gentlemen of that era have long since gone, the gracious buildings remain in the gardens of Te Aroha Domain.

 The town's museum is housed in one of the historic buildings.  Soaking in the thermal waters drawn from the nearby Mokena geyser is still a major reason for visiting.  Rising above the domain is bush clad Mount Te Aroha.”

Two Hotels have historic trust protection and clearly played their part accommodating guest of a by-gone era.

The War Memorial is located close to the town centre.

 

 

 

 

The Anglican Church has good main street exposure.

 

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