» WaiBOP United Kit Tour: Stop 4 – Te Awamutu

Leaving Ngaruawahia we head south taking State Highway 39, skirting round Hamilton, to Pirongia then head across country to Te Awamutu.

The town is often referred to as “The Rose Town of New Zealand” because of its elaborate rose gardens in the centre of the town, so we thought that was a good a place as any to stop off on our tour of the region. Unfortunately it wasn’t quite spring when we visited so not too much foliage was on view.

It probably goes without saying, the most famous residents of Te Awamutu are the Finn brothers, Tim and Neil, of Split Enz and Crowded House fame.

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