There are a number of accommodation options in and around Te Awamutu, Cambridge and Hamilton City. Accommodation in Te Awamutu is often full over the duration of the event so early bookings are strongly recommended.

The Te Awamutu i-Site ( can assist with accommodation advice and bookings.


Local Attractions

Situated in the heart of the Waikato, Te Awamutu forms a hub for the surrounding areas of Kihikihi and Pirongia, providing a great variety of events and activities and Home Town to the Finn Brothers. A rural farming community with its own natural attractions of Mountains at Pirongia, Kakapua and Maungatautari Island Reserve providing the most amazing variety of tramping and walking experiences for all.

Also to enjoy are Ngaroto and Arapuni Lakes for swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing and walks. Te Awamutu is a place for all seasons and driving through this lovely farming area at any time of the year you will be able to enjoy the activities of the rural calendar.

With a wide variety of accommodation packages, we are able to cater for everyone. Motels right in the town centre, self contained units, one a restored Cool Store. Lodges on the Mountain and Luxury at the Lake with fishing options. Or try a relaxing retreat, away from city life just by coming to Te Awamutu for the weekend.

For eating out, Te Awamutu has a wonderful selection of Restaurants and Cafes, Pub meals and good old Takeaways.

Pirongia area provides us with historic battle sites and a historic visitors centre, arts and crafts and great cafes.

Events in our towns attract large crowds and we are very proud of the Kihikihi Domain with the Kihikihi International Horse Trail and International Polo. Our Food and Wine Festival in Te Awamutu, International Netball and other Sports Events, our Rose Week Festival and the well known annual Pirongia Craft Fair.

Within easy reach of Te Awamutu is the vibrant city of Hamilton, the wild west coast beaches of Raglan, the spectacular Waitomo Caves and Cambridge which is New Zealand's centre for the equine industry.

To make the most of your stay in the heart of the Central North Island and find out about other events and activities visit Hamilton & Waikato Tourism