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Te Awamutu for Young Kids

Whether you’re visiting from out of town or are a local looking for ideas for kids activities, there are lots of things to do with kids in Te Awamutu. Here is a compilation of kids activities in Te Awamutu and surrounding areas.


Feeling like getting outside? There are lots of options within a few kms of Te Awamutu to explore the ideas.

  • Lake Ngaroto Walk – 90 mins round trip – FREE

  • Yarndleys Bush Walk – 20 mins round trip – FREE

  • Maungatautari Sanctuary Mountain – FREE (Norther Enclosure at Hicks Road) and Ticketed Options (FAMILY Pass for 2 Adults & up to 3 Children is $57.00). The ticketed area of the sanctuary is accessible to most (suitable for pushchairs) and there are plenty of seats along the way.


  • Pioneer Park at the Te Awamutu Events Centre. Has a great pump track for smaller kids bikes, a gated playground for toddlers and a few larger obstacles including a flying fox for older children. Plus Sabor Café is right next door if you fancy a café stop as well. Pioneer Walk Selwyn Lane, Te Awamutu 3800

  • Albert Park - 20 Albert Park Drive, Te Awamutu

Burn off some energy

Something Different

  • Alphra Lavender Farm – Learn about how they grow lavender, the oil distillation process, and how they make a range of products.  Tours cost $10 per person

  • Visit a berry farm like Berryfresh to pick your own berries and/or have a real fruit icecream (seasonal hours)

  • Threadbear Cottage

  • Kihikihi Speedway

  • Enjoy a day trip to Raglan, Waitomo, Pirongia or Kawhia