Nanas' Place
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Te Awamutu Rose Gardens and Memorial Park have around 2000 roses. The town holds its annual Rose show in November, Memorial Park is only a few minutes walk from the Rose Gardens. This park was opened in 1955 as a district memorial to the men who served in the 1939-45 war as well as the campaigns in Malaya and Korea. These names are inscribed on the walls of the unique Sunken Cross, near the entrance to the park. Further on from the Cross-, a historical panel represents the merger of European and Maori  histories. park features playground areas, stone wall mural, a rose-covered pergola, a weeping fountain, duck pond, picnic & recreation areas, gardens & walks, it’s also a favourite place for wedding photos.
  • Te Awamutu Museum - considered being one of the best smaller community museums in the country with over 7000 objects in its collection.

A highlight is the ancient Maori artefact Uenuku.

See the True Colours exhibition - tells the story of Te Awamutu’s own Tim and Neil Finn and their rise to fame in the bands Split Enz and Crowded House.

  • Trust Waikato Events Centre - a superb indoor facility for Basketball, Netball, Concerts, exhibitions etc.

Several televised NBL (National Basketball League) games were hosted here.

Livingstone Aquatics - indoor pool, hydro slide, swim school, fitness centre.

  • Sculpture Park: the 'Keep Te Awamutu Beautiful' society has created amazing sculptures which include 'The Gate', 'The Nurturing', 'Controversial' and 'Sounds' - an interactive music sculpture with instruments for all to play
  • The Woolshed Theatre and Little Theatre - local productions including musicals, theatre, and dance held throughout the year
  • Te Awamutu BMX Club
  • Kihikihi Speedway
  • Pirongia Clydesdales - Clydesdale horses, wagon ride trips.
  • Mystery Creek - site of internationally renowned National Fielddays held each year in June, International Netball, Rally of New Zealand Headquarters, Davis Cup Tennis
  • Kaipaki - The Olde Creamery Café - incorporating Simply Elegant Flowers Florist shop along with art, crafts, gifts, and a wonderful café in a relaxed garden setting. The Lily Pad & Cafe - outdoor art & garden studio and cafe

 Cafes / Restaurants / Clubs 

  1. Dawn til Dusk, Stonegrill Dining
    104 George St Ph 07-870-6020.

  2. Te Awamutu RSA

  3. Waipa Workingmen’s Club

  4. Elevations Restaurant

  5. The Ale House

  6. The Roast Hut

  7. The Noodle Shop

  8. Dominos Pizza

  9. The Redoubt

  10. Indian Aroma

  11. Thai Lemongrass

  12. Sushi



Nanas’ Place is centrally situated to all Te Awamutu sporting venues


  • Outdoors enthusiasts enjoy the nearby Pirongia Forest Park, Yarndley's Bush, Lake Ngaroto, and Mount Kakepuku - all within 20 minutes of Te Awamutu.

  • Heritage walking tours of sites of local history
  • Yarndley’s Bush - one of the largest Kahikatea stands in the North Island, it’s an easy 30 min boardwalk.
  • Lake Ngaroto - 90 min flat walk around the lake. Ideal area for kayaking, yachting, and rowing. Playground and BBQ area
  • Mt Kakepuku – is a steady climb - 449m high summit with great views. 3 hours return. A mountain bike track also traverses around the mountain on old farm tracks.
  • Mt Pirongia – A bush-clad mountain offering a mix of walks from 5 mins to 10 hours, with a hut for trampers near the summit. Mt Pirongia also has hunting and fishing to offer.

Mt Maungatautari -(Ecological Island Reserve) Completely pest proof fenced and threatened species being reintroduced to the mountain i.e. North Island brown kiwi, tuatara and takahe. 2 main access points - 2 hour walk.


  • CastleRock Adventure at Wharepapa South; offer Professionally guided rock-climbing, abseiling, flying fox and off-road mountain biking.
  • Waitomo Caves – well known for underground exploration, glow-worms, black-water rafting, all about 35 - 40 mins drive

Fishing / Surfing

  • The quirky West Coast beach town of Raglan (1 hrs drive) is known throughout the international surfing community for its amazing left hand break. As a result, the local township is laid back, crafty and well furnished with good eating-places.

  • Fish in the surf or off the wharf at Raglan or Kawhia - just 30 -35 mins drive away with fantastic coastal views to be seen.

  • Trout fishing - several spots nearby include Arapuni, Whakamaru, Maraetai, all within an hours drive


All within 15 mins drive,

  • Pirongia Art Exhibition & Craft Market held annually in September
  • Pirongia Art & Craft Shop & Gallery - monthly exhibiting artists, great gift selection
  • Ohaupo - Clock World and Café; The Tree House - wonderful crafts and gift selection.


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