Down to earth is a good way to describe the timber town of Tokoroa. No pretensions here; just honest Kiwi hospitality and lumberjack-sized meals.
Tokoroa is a timber town – the heart of New Zealand’s massive forestry, timber and paper industries. It sits between the lush farmland of the Waikato and the vast plantation pine forests of the central North Island. Visitors can follow the ‘talking poles’ trail through the town centre to learn about Tokoroa’s history and people.
Pastimes in this area are decidedly rustic. Hunting is very popular and permits can be obtained to shoot deer, possums, rabbits, pigs, goats and other introduced species. Guided hunting and fishing tours are available.
The Cougar Mountain Bike Park on the outskirts of town is a popular trail hosting regular mountain biking events.