About Us

sunriseWelcome to the Tararua District (The Land of Ranges). You’ll find thousands of reasons to fall in love with Tararua – whether it’s the people, the stunning landscape or the eye-catching natural attractions such as Waihi Falls. Tararua has two national forest parks with impressive river network.  The Tararua District is a sporting paradise for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Keen hikers and walkers are spoilt for choice with the array of walks through native bush in the Tararua and Ruahine National Parks, across farmland and along rugged coastline.

Our district covers 424,000 hectares (3rd largest District in New Zealand) With its natural beauty, uncrowded lifestyle and vibrant, caring communities, is it any wonder that when people come here, they don't want to leave!

Explore the best of Tararua means discovering unique and active communities each important with their own story to tell.

Rediscover the way of life you've always wanted - life does not have to be an empty promise. Tararua is an excellent place to raise a family in a friendly and safe community where we pride ourselves on the saying “It takes a village to raise a family”. The low cost of living here is attracting more and more people who want to balance work with a rewarding and relaxing way of life.

A great way of life starts with where you live, and it starts with Tararua where the good life promises a slice of New Zealand at its very best!


For the best advice on what to see and do locally and throughout New Zealand visit us at the Tararua isite Visitor Information Centre, one of a nationwide network of isite's providing free, comprehensive information for locals and visitors.

Our full range of isite services include nationwide bookings for accommodation and travel, internet services and quality souvenirs from Tararua and New Zealand.Committed to sustainable tourism

Tararua isite Visitor Information Centre
45 Vogel Street

Phone: 06 376 0217
Freephone: 0800 TARARUA (0800 827 278)
Fax: 06 376 1025

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Weekends and Public Holidays: Closed

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