Hamilton - Waikato

Hamilton - Waikato


  • 'Corrugated Capital of the World'
  • Boutique gift shops
  • Cafes


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You can't miss Tirau – just look for the large corrugated iron buildings constructed to look like a sheep and a dog. This town is a little quirky!

New Zealand
Tīrau, corrugated-iron capital, New Zealand

By Manatū Taonga

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Artwork in Tirau, Hamilton - Waikato

By Hamilton & Waikato Tourism

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Hamilton, Hamilton - Waikato

By Susan Renee

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Castle in Tirau, Hamilton - Waikato

By krispiechips

Corrugated iron is a classic New Zealand building material, but it can also be a creative medium. In Tirau, the artful side of corrugated iron is explored.


Large buildings have been constructed to resemble a dog and a sheep. Sculptures include a pukeko, a praying mantis and a cow pushing a shopping trolley. It all makes for an entertaining rest stop.


There are also number of charming cafés, boutique gift shops and galleries and antique shops for browsing.

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