Otorohanga

Hamilton - Waikato

Hamilton - Waikato

Highlights

  • The Kiwi House
  • Kiwiana displays
  • Gateway to the Waitomo Caves

Proximity

  • By car: 2 hours 15 mins from Auckland
  • By car: 45 mins from Hamilton

Otorohanga is New Zealand's self-made 'kiwiana' town. Main street murals and displays explain some of the country’s most significant cultural icons.

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Corrugated iron kiwi, Otorohanga, Hamilton - Waikato

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Otorohanga , Hamilton - Waikato

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Brown Kiwi, Otorohanga Kiwi House, Hamilton - Waikato

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The Kiwi House is an iconic feature of Otorohanga. You can see real Kiwi, New Zealand’s national icon, as well as numerous other native birds in a home replicated to their natural habitat.

If you want a crash-course in basic kiwi culture, Otorohanga is the place to do it. The main street features a parade of modular ‘kiwiana’ displays – from All Blacks and Aunt Daisy to farm dogs and Pavlova. Printed guides are available from the i-SITE.

While you’re making your way around the displays, you’ll notice a number of kiwiana murals painted on the town’s buildings. Kiwiana aside, Otorohanga has a good choice of cafés, shops and places to stay, and is the gateway to the Waitomo Caves area.
 

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