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Posted on: 04 April 2023 Category: Te Awamutu
Local Te Awamutu Activities

Local Te Awamutu Activities

There’s no shortage of adventure in our backyard! - View our list of local activities here.

If you’re looking for nature and outdoor activities – you’ve come to the right place. Te Awamutu’s beautiful, unique, and open landscape has countless adventure opportunities for you and your family to explore.

Home to the country’s most revered Rose Garden, plus some of the regions historically important places and lustrous nature walks, Te Awamutu is more than just another New Zealand Town. There are many attractions in and around Te Awamutu for all ages.

Here is our guide to enjoy the great outdoors in and around Te Awamutu.

Te Awamutu Rose Garden

Location: Gorst Avenue, opposite the i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Best times: November to May | Hours: Open 24 hours | Admission: Free

The world-renowned Rose Gardens located in Gorst Street, across from the Te Awamutu information centre, contains large formal beds housing over 2000 rose bushes that display a variety of over 50 different types of rose species!

If you visit the gardens in the summer months, you will be astounded by the full impact of all the roses in full bloom. Public access to the gardens is available at all hours and admission is free.

You can download the map of garden beds here 1 to view the layout and location of all the different rose species.

Best months to catch the roses in full bloom: November to May

1 As provided by the Te Awamutu i-site Centre website.

Te Awamutu War Memorial Park

Location: Off Mangahoe and Mutu Streets | Hours: Open 24 hours
Admission: Free

The Te Awamutu War Memorial Park was opened in 1955 in honour of the men and women of the area who had served during the Second World War.

The park includes a duck pond, fountain, playground, paved walkways leading to open lawns which are suitable for picnicking and events. A sunken memorial garden framed by an ornamental stone wall can be found a short distance into the park, dedicated to those who gave their lives in World War 2.

The park is also part of the Pioneer Walk, which starts by the Te Awamutu Sculpture Park and includes the Te Awamutu Rose Gardens.

Te Awamutu Centennial Park

Location: 931 Rewi Street, Te Awamutu 3800
Hours: Open 24 hours | Admission: Free

Those after a challenge will be enticed by the activity spaces available within Centennial Park.

A newly built skatepark and parkour space will keep the adventurous active for hours! From beginner to expert, the skatepark was designed for all ability levels.

Additionally, you will find the following amenities within the park:

  • Skate areas for various ability levels.
  • Kids Playground.
  • Bike & Scooter Track.
  • Parkour Arena
  • Public Toilets
  • Open Fields & Picnic Tables
  • Ample Parking

Nearby Reserves & Walking Tracks

Explore Te Awamutu by foot, meandering your way along the web of walking and hiking tracks that are scattered throughout the Waipa District.

Enjoy the easy 15-minute Pioneer Walk from Sculpture Park to the Memorial Park near Te Awamutu’s CBD or visit the lush nature reserves within easy reach around the town’s perimeter.

No matter your fitness level, you’ll find a walking or hiking track to suit your needs.

Offering at Frontier Estate

For those interested in living a convenient life, Frontier Estate will have you covered. Our master-planned community includes a wide range of future amenities right on your doorstep, taking the hassle out of everyday life.

Learn more about what Frontier Estate has on offer via the links below:

  • Find out more about the upcoming Commercial Hub.
  • See what all the buzz is about with the Playground coming soon to Mahana Reserve.
  • Have a look at the whole site plan of Frontier Estate Here.
  • Or have a quick look at the summarised Offerings promised at Frontier Estate.
    Did you know we will have a Daycare Centre at the heart of the estate!?

View the current land release – Stage 4 – for more information on the sections still available.