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Why live in Te Aroha?

Once, New Zealand’s most popular tourist destination, Te Aroha now leads a quieter life. Boasting a population of 4,300 residents it is still home to the world famous hot soda mineral spas.

Te Aroha, Waikato


The town positions itself as a boutique destination to live, work and play, showcasing some of New Zealand’s most beautiful, yet accessible landscape features.  These include the world’s only hot water soda geyser, hot soda mineral spas, a mountain hosting multi day tramps or easy day walks where you can get nose to tail with glow worms and mountain bike trails for both the beginner or more technical biker.  

Mount Te Aroha


The river that divides the town into two parts is one of New Zealand’s most trout abundant yet least fished rivers – the Waihou River. With its birthplace at Putaruru – the Te Waihou Spring, when it reaches Te Aroha it is still accessible for swimming and kayaking.

Te Aroha is a town of history and one that focus’ heavily on community. A large range of clubs, both sporting and cultural, are well established.  Yet its history does not stop the town from moving forward, being the only towns in the Matamata Piako District offering fee wifi to residents and visitors in its CBD.

A visit to Te Aroha will impress with its selection of eateries and galleries and it simply magic atmosphere of a village perched beneath the mighty giant that symbolises so much of what Te Aroha is about.  Mount Te Aroha – The Mountain of Love.

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