Cultural Experiences

The Waitomo District offers a range of Cultural activities that highlight the Districts proud King Country heritage and unique cultural flavour.


Take the opportunity to meet with the local people and hear our districts stories.



Pa Harakeke

138 Maraeroa Road, Pureora

Phone: 07 929 8708

Open Monday – Saturday  

An Eco-cultural Centre, tours provide an insight into the world of Harakeke, the history of the local Rerahu People and the unique Ecology of the Pureora region


Shearing Statue

Rora Street, Te Kuiti

This seven metre tall statue weighs 7.5 tones and took 12 months to complete.

The statue was unveiled on 25 March 1994.

Three time capsules sealed within the statue will be opened in 2024, 2054 and 2084.



Te Kuiti Trust Waikato Millennium Pavilion

(Te Kuitianaga O Nga Whakaaro)

Rora Street, Te Kuiti

The stained glass windows of the Millennium building symbolise the gathering of thoughts and ideas, they celebrate our people, our heritage and our history.



Tatsuno Japanese Gardens

Rora Street, Te Kuiti


Cultural Experiences