Te Aroha

Hamilton - Waikato

Hamilton - Waikato


  • Mount Te Aroha
  • Te Aroha Domain hot pools
  • Close to Hobbiton Movie Set


The perfect way to enjoy Te Aroha is to launch yourself on a hiking trail up the mountain, then recover with a long soak in a hot mineral pool.

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Mt Te Aroha, Hamilton - Waikato

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Hamilton - Waikato
Mount Te Aroha, Hamilton - Waikato

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Mountain biking , Hamilton - Waikato

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Waterfall, New Zealand

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The Edwardian spa town of Te Aroha sits at the base of Mount Te Aroha, which is the tallest peak in the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park. Hiking tracks up Mount Te Aroha begin in the town domain; it takes about 3 hours to reach the summit. with shorter trails available around the base of the mountain.

Other popular trails include those found in the Waiorongomai Valley, a significant gold mining area home to several mining relics and the Wairere Falls Walk, a short drive south-east of the township.

Or grab a bike and ride the Te Aroha to Paeroa section of the Hauraki Rail Trail, and the many great mountain bike trails on offer.

The domain itself offers a picturesque insight into the spa history of the area. Old Edwardian style building house a museum, café and the popular natural mineral spas. Pop behind the spa building and with a little patient you will see the world’s only natural hot soda water geyser, Mokena Geyser, erupt.

To town is also home to great local cafes, shops and artists and only a short drive to Hobbiton Movie Set.

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