On the northern boundaries of the King Country and southern boundary of the Waikato region, Otorohanga sits on the banks of the Waipa River. It’s another rural service town supplying essential resources to the surrounding farming communities.
Otorohanga is an important town for tourists as it is the gateway to the Waitomo caves, famous for its glow worms and black water rafting. It was also the first place in New Zealand where you could view kiwi in captivity in the aptly named ‘Kiwi House’. The District Council have a motto of “Small is Good” but the region is large, maintained by the huge economy of agricultural activities which occurs around the small town.