Top Choice Museum in Te Awamutu

Te Awamutu Museum

Te Awamutu Museum has a superb collection of Māori taonga (treasures) and an excellent display on the Waikato War. The highlight is the revered Te Uenuku (‘The Rainbow’), an ancient Māori carving estimated to be up …
Gardens in Te Awamutu

Rose Garden

The Rose Garden has 2500 bushes and 51 varieties with fabulously fruity names like Lady Gay and Sexy Rexy. The roses usually bloom from November to May.
Church in Te Awamutu

St Paul’s Church

All that remains of Rangiaowhia is the cute 1854 Anglican St Paul’s Church and the Catholic mission’s cemetery, standing in the midst of rich farming land – confiscated from the Māori and distributed to colonial sol…
Village in Te Awamutu


Before the Waikato invasion, Rangiaowhia (5km east of Te Awamutu on Rangiaowhia Rd; ask at the i-SITE for directions) was a thriving Māori farming town, exporting wheat, maize, potatoes and fruit to as far afield as…