Activities to do in Putaruru


Te Waihou Walk to the Blue Spring

 See Te Waihou Walk page for more details.


Jim Barnett Reserve

See Barnett Reserve page for more details.


Waikato River Trails

See Walks for more details. 


Over the Moon Handcrafted Cheeses 


Over the Moon is an adventurous boutique cheesemaking comany that uses the worlds's finest ingredients to make exciting new dairy products.
Enrol in one of Over the Moon's cheesemaking courses or simply stop in to taste some of their delightful cheeses.
Open Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm, Saturday10am - 4pm, Sunday10am - 4pm

Trout Fishing


The many lakes, rivers and streams throughout the South Waikato provide a varied choice of trout fishing locations.

Call into the Putaruru I Site and pick up your fishing licence and head out for a days fishing.


Putaruru's Pavement Art Trail

See Walks for more details.


Arapuni Swing Bridge

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Sancturary Mountain Maungatautari

See Walks for more details.


Okoroire Hot Springs and  9 Hole Golf Course

Located approximately 17km from Putaruru you will find the Okoroire Hot Springs and 9 hole golf course.

Relax in 100% pure thermal spring waters nestled amongst ferns on the banks of the Waihou River.

A lovely setting and lunch can always be had at the nearby Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel.


The New Zealand Timber Museum

The museum was established near Putaruru in 1972, to celebrate, record and preserve the history of the timber industry particularly in the South Waikato District.

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 4pm.

Tours on Request