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Mount Te Aroha

At 952 metres Mount Te Aroha is the highest point in the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park. A number of tracks lead up and around this distinctive landmark and the abandoned mines and mine trails nearby.

Te Aroha is a significant cultural and historic area, with historic Waiorongomai just a short distance away. Longer trips into the Forest Park can be accessed from here via the North South Track and the Waipapa Track.

More information about the mountain and walking tracks available on the Department of Conservation website.

From the Department of Conservation NZ website - www.doc.govt.nz retrieved on 30 May 2012 


The Hauraki Rail-Trail

The Hauraki Rail Trail will be a 3 day ride for most or a two 2-day ride for those fit cyclists, making it an ideal long weekend or weekend experience. It can be accessed from Thames, Paeroa, Waihi, or Te Aroha, and the trail also offers a range of shorter riding options, including day rides.

The trail showcases some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer, rich in pioneering history.  A major highlight includes riding through the stunning Karangahake Gorge, one of the “14 Wonders of New Zealand”. Transport is available to get you and your bike back to your car and will run from Wahi Te Aroha and Paeroa back to Thames. Refer to  plan your trip.

Find out more at the official website here.

From the Hauraki Rail Trail website - www.hauraikirailtrail.co.nz retrieved on 30 May 2012 


The Te Aroha Domain

The Te Aroha township grew around the Te Aroha Domain and its springs - in its heyday as a Spa Town in the 1890s –1910s, Te Aroha was one of the most popular resort destinations in New Zealand. Without the springs and the spa built to take advantage of them, the town would not have developed as it did.

More information about the Te Aroha Domain is available here at the Matamata Piako District Council website.
From the Matamata Piako District Council website - www.mpdc.govt.nz retrieved on 30 May 2012 


Hot Mineral Spa Pools

Enjoy a luxurious soda spring spa fresh from the mountain spring. Luxuriate in the silky smoothness of therapeutic waters, and relax and enjoy the timeless ambience of your kauri tub. 

Te Aroha Mineral Spas offer a range of relaxing spa options, as well as romance packages and Aroha Spa massage and spa treatments – everything you need to relax after a hard day or to spoil your loved one.

To find out more about the options available, visit the Te Aroha Mineral Spas website
From the Matamata Piako District Council website - www.mpdc.govt.nz retrieved on 30 May 2012


Te Aroha Museum

Te Aroha & District Museum is located in the Cadman Bathhouse, The Domain, Te Aroha and was the first building built especially for Tourists - "The birth place of tourism in New Zealand".

The Cadman Bathhouse, named after A.J. Cadman, Member of Parliament, was opened on 24 May, 1898, the same day as Queen Victoria’s birthday.

Click Here To Visit The Museum Website 
From the Te Aroha Museum website - www.tearoha-museum.nz retrieved on 30 May 2012




Te Aroha Jockey Club Te Aroha Track

The Te Aroha Jockey Club is one of New Zealand’s most picturesque racecourses. It is instantly recognisable with its palm lined driveway and stunning backdrop of Mt Te Aroha.  Famed for its country hospitality and top racing Te Aroha is a favourite course for trainers, jockeys and owners nationwide, not to mention the locals who have long made racing at Te Aroha a “must do” part of the community calendar.

Click here to visit the website