Just 20 minutes from Waitomo, Te Kuiti hosts the New Zealand Shearing Championships. This annual event is held the weekend after Easter.
The prime time to visit Te Kuiti is in autumn when Te Kuiti puts on the Great NZ Muster, normally held the weekend after Easter each year. As well as all things sheepish (shearing contests, sheep races and more), you can see Maori culture groups performing and enjoy the street stalls.
At other times of the year, Te Kuiti is a good base for exploring the Waitomo Caves area or cycling the Timber Trail.
Local beauty spots include the Tatsuno Japanese Garden, Te Kuiti lookout and Mangaokewa Scenic Reserve.
The Maori meeting house Tokanganui-a-Noho is beautifully carved and can be visited by arrangement.
The Timber Trail Sleep out @ ArtDoc Gallery offers B&B style accommodation. Guests can enjoy occasional on-site concerts and workshops.
You can relax in the guest lounge, which offers Wi-Fi and a library of books, movies and musical. Enjoy an occasional musical show or a workshop where ... (more)
Comfortable and convenient accommodation with friendly hosts. 12 modern, spacious studio & 1-bedroom units serviced daily. 8 units with kitchen, 4 with tea/coffee-making facilities. Cooked and continental breakfasts. Wireless internet. 20 metres to restaurants and shopping. On SH 3 leading... (more)
Featuring an outdoor pool, a restaurant and a bar with billiards, Panorama Motor Inn is just 5 minutes’ drive from Te Kuiti Train Station. A kitchenette or kitchen with a microwave and refrigerator is standard in all rooms.
Panorama Motor Inn Te Kuiti is 5 minutes’ drive from Brook Park... (more)
Waitomo District's highest Qualmark-rated motel. Easy access to all the world-renowned activities and adventures in the Waitomo area. Motel opened March 2008. 14 studio units, 6 x 1-bedroom units. King-size beds in all units. Spa bath units available. For great food, walk across the road t... (more)
This 4-star lodge is situated beside Brook Park and Pond Lake in Te Kuiti. It is also close to Waitomo Caves and Ruakuri Cave.The Waitomo Lodge provides spacious rooms that include cable TV, king beds, sound-proof windows and black out blinds. Guests have a choice of units with cooking fac... (more)
Please note the market starts at 4pm not 2pm.
Easter market on Saturday 11th April, from 4-8pm. Please add it to your calendars!! With more stalls, food vendors, the Easter bunny and cool activities for the kids it ... more