Hakiaha Street

Waikato & the Coromandel Peninsula

At the street’s eastern end is Hauaroa Whare, a beautifully carved house. At the western end, Te Rohe Potae memorialises King Tawhiao’s assertion of his mana (authority) over the King Country in a sculpture of a top hat on a large rock.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Waikato & the Coromandel Peninsula attractions

1. Raurimu Spiral

18.05 MILES

The Raurimu Spiral, 30km south of town, is a unique feat of railway engineering that was completed in 1908 after 10 years of work. Rail buffs can…

3. Mt Tongariro

26.3 MILES

Ongoing rumbles are reminders that all the volcanoes in this area are very much in the land of the living. In 2012 Te Maari, a crater on Mt Tongariro …

8. Mt Ngauruhoe

27.57 MILES

Northeast of Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe (2287m) is the national park's youngest volcano and the most classically perfect in its conical shape. Its first…