Tirau's giant corrugated iron dog and sheep dominate the town's main street.
Tirau
Tirau's giant corrugated iron dog , Hamilton - Waikato

By Hamilton & Waikato Tourism

Tirau's sheep is a favourite photo opportunity for visitors
Tirau
Tirau's giant sheep, Hamilton - Waikato

By Hamilton & Waikato Tourism

In Tirau you'll see corrugated iron artwork depicting all sorts of things
Tirau
Artwork in Tirau, Hamilton - Waikato

By Hamilton & Waikato Tourism

Tirau

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!

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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Hilltop Views - Accommodation in Maungatautari New Zealand
10.00 3 Reviews
Maungatautari
078272090
Easily the best of all our stays Hope to be back soon, Sharon, Norm, Rachel, Andrew, Queensland, Australia.Absolutely gorgeous we don’t want to leave, Gabi, Olaf, Germany.Lovely place fantastic views, Cath, Dave, North Yorkshire, England.We re back in Germany back at work and longing for N... (more)
Lake Karapiro Lodge - Accommodation in Karapiro New Zealand
8.70 67 Reviews
Karapiro
078237414
Lake Karapiro Lodge features a spacious sun terrace offering views of the surrounding countryside and lake. Gourmet breakfast is included. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna.Each room at Lake Karapiro Lodge Waikato features a flat-screen TV, heating and tea/coff... (more)
Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel - Accommodation in Okoroire New Zealand
7.80 40 Reviews
Okoroire
078834876
Okoroire Hotel is a beautiful, famouss 'Olde World' country pub built in the 1880's and nestled in eighty acres of park surroundings on the banks of the Waihou River. Our family has owned and operated this business for three generations. The hotel is constructed from native timbers and is ... (more)
Oraka Deer Park - Accommodation in Okoroire New Zealand
Okoroire
0800835838
Delightful, sunny, warm and welcoming - our country cottage is nestled in tranquil rambling gardens with panoramic views of the deer farm at every turn. Two bedrooms; one with a super king-size bed, the other with a double and a single bed, plus a double sofa bed in the lounge. Down duvets... (more)
Rose Lodge - Accommodation in Tirau New Zealand
9.90 13 Reviews
Tirau
078831162
Boutique Bed and Breakfast located in the lovely town of Tirau, offering close proximity to all shopping and food outlets. Two self contained motel style rooms with old world ambiance set in an historic house.... (more)
Tirau Motor Inn - Accommodation in Tirau New Zealand
6.70 6 Reviews
Tirau
078831111
Situated in the heart of the Waikato only 40 minutes to Rotorua, Hamilton and Tauranga.Tirau is renowned as the corrugated iron capital of the country, the Motel is situated on the main rd across the road from the Sheep Dog (I-Site) Building.One of the closest motels to The Hobbiton Movie ... (more)
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