Haere Mai! Welcome to the Tararua District

If you're after an adventure, you've landed in the right place. Adventurers, the cosy campers, the eco and culture-conscious and the inquisitive of this world, have a look around this site to discover the beauty and wonder of the land of ranges.


From beautiful cottages to humble campgrounds or comfortable motels, there is something for everyone.


Stuck for something to do? There are plenty of beautiful activities to do around our district.


Feed the native longfin eel at Wop Wops Wetlands or sneak a peek at the seal colony at Cape Turnagain.

What's On

Our district plays host to a wide range of unique and interesting events ready for everyone to enjoy.

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Walking and Cycle Guide

Check out the Tararua District's forests, wildlife, historic parks and reserves in our new walking and cycle guide - PDF file (6.7MB)