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Home in Tokoroa
The Pink House
This lovely small cottage originally came into my family as a retirment home for my (then) 90 year old mother, Olive. She loved the place except for its original colour and so promptly painted it Pink. The house has many of her touches still in it, such as the cross stitch pictures framed on the walls. Nana Olive was well known through Tokoroa for her hospitality and warm welcome she offered at the Pink House, and we are delighted to continue this tradition.
$77 per night
Private room in Putaruru
Artists retreat
Welcome to The Artist Retreat. A relaxing hideaway surrounded by fruit trees and gardens, in the heart of Putaruru. Somewhere warm and clean to rest on your journey. Its centrally located 45 mins to Rotorua, Tauranga and Hamilton and only 25 mins to Matamata and Hobbiton. Putaruru is a charming country town with great cafes, walks and the famous Blue Springs.
$42 per night
Home in Tokoroa
Lomond Homestay
Newly Renovated. You, freinds and family will be close to everything when you stay at this centrally located place. Taupo/Rotorua/Tauranga 40mins away, National park 1 & 1/2 hours away. You will be spoilt for choice by all the free outdoor activities that are available around Tokoroa .
$101 per night

Other great vacation rentals in Tokoroa

Villa in Putaruru
Rural views & luxury amenities: Morepork Range
$121 per night
Home in Kinleith
Spacious, Tranquil rural cottage (Tokoroa)
$208 per night
Guesthouse in Arapuni
Quaint Essential Guest & Bath House
$74 per night
Home in Mangakino
Waipoua Lake House (Lake Maraetai, Mangakino)
$107 per night

Your guide to Tokoroa

All About Tokoroa

Located in the South Waikato district on the North Island of New Zealand, the town of Tokoroa is surrounded by green rolling hills dotted with a combination of palm trees and evergreens. You’ll see sheep and cattle grazing on the lush grass, as Tokoroa is known for its sheep and dairy farming; make sure you try some of the local artisan and specialty cheeses during your stay here.

As you explore the town, keep an eye out for the Talking Poles, wooden sculptures displayed along the streets, many carved from local timber. They depict the town’s history and the people who have made Tokoroa their home. When you’re looking to explore the outdoors, visit Lake Moananui Reserve and enjoy the serene setting for fishing and wildlife viewing. You can also take a bike ride around the lake or a trip to Cougar Park Mountain Bike Park on the outskirts of town, where you’ll find more than 12 off-road forest tracks for varying skill levels.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Tokoroa

November through April is generally considered the best time to look for rentals in Tokoroa. The temperatures during this time are cool but comfortable, even in New Zealand’s summer months, which are December through February. This is also the best time to experience one of the many festivals in the area that are within driving distance from Tokoroa. In March, Auckland hosts the Pasifika Festival, a Pacific Islands-themed festival with performances, food and craft booths, and cultural dance workshops. The winter months, June through August, are cold and wet with occasional snowfall, so come prepared with a warm coat and boots.

Top things to do in Tokoroa

Lake Moananui Reserve

Lake Moananui Reserve, located on the southwestern outskirts of Tokoroa, covers more than 60 acres. The lake provides a peaceful setting to enjoy fishing, kayaking, and paddle boating. A paved walking path around the lake makes it easy for you to observe the ornamental flower beds and exotic trees and spot the many bird species that live in the wetland region at the southern end of the lake. Bring lunch and relax in one of the picnic areas after exploring the reserve.

The New Zealand Timber Museum

Around 15 minutes north of Tokoroa, the New Zealand Timber Museum showcases the history of the South Waikato District, known as the hub of New Zealand’s forestry and timber industry. You’ll find restored historic buildings, photographs from the early 20th century, wood crafts from local artists, a local geology display, and numerous pieces of antique logging machinery.

Tokoroa Talking Pole Forest

As you travel around Tokoroa, you’ll spot many tall wooden carvings known as Talking Poles displayed along the streets. The sculptures represent a variety of cultural symbols for the region. As a nod to the importance of the local logging industry, many of the poles were created from local timber — like the Slender Lady, carved from tōtara, a tree native to the North and South Islands. There’s a map of the locations of the Talking Poles so you can find all these unique sculptures.

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