If you’re looking for a classic kiwi lifestyle complete with rolling hills, high quality services and facilities, and the great outdoors to explore, you’ll find it in South Waikato.

It’s idyllic, relaxed and has the perfect work life balance. Arts, culture, sport and music events are held throughout the district and living costs are low – providing the perfect place to live or visit. 

The small towns scattered around the region have plenty of charm, Putaruru, Tirua and Tokoroa are all well known for their international and domestic tourist spots. The largest settlement in the South Waikato District is Tokoroa, located midway between Hamilton and Taupō and southwest of Rotorua. 

Dairy farms and plantation forests surround Tokoroa which gives a clue to the main economic contributors and makes for an attractive and scenic view. There are a number of scenic reserves located around the town and the proximity to National Park and Taupō makes it a perfect spot for budding skiers, snowboarders and hikers. 

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