About Te Aroha

A charming rural town in the eastern Waikato, Te Aroha has a population around 4000. Located 53 kilometres northeast of Hamilton and 50 kilometres south of Thames, it sits at the foot of the 952m Mt. Te Aroha, the highest point in the Kaimai Range.


Te Aroha is at the centre of a dairy farming community and much of its economic activity is in serving that community. Tourism is increasing in Te Aroha. Thermal and mineral springs are both found close to the centre of the town, as is the world's only hot soda water geyser. The mineral baths are a very popular spot for tourists and locals. Inside the Edwardian building in the Te Aroha domain, are mineral baths filled with natural, hot soda water that has made Te Aroha famous for over 100 years. Historically mining has also played a role in the area.


The Waihou River runs through Te Aroha. Close by to the east is the base of the Kaimai Range, and the town is overlooked by the 952 m Mt Te Aroha. To the north of the town is the low-lying, swampy land of the Hauraki Plains. .

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