WELCOME TO PUTARURU – a vibrant small rural town in the South Waikato renowned for it’s close location to the iconic Te Waihou walkway with the blue springs.

Centrally located its an easy commute to Hamilton, Cambridge, Tauranga, Taupo and Rotorua.

Putaruru was originally known as a mill town. The site where Putaruru sits, was originally bought by the Patetere Land Company in the early 1880s. A settlement emerged about 1886 when the railway line to Rotorua was being constructed.

In 1905, after the Crown had acquired surrounding land, a township was surveyed. The Taupo Totara Timber Company built a tramway from its Taupō forests to Putaruru, where it had a mill.

In the late 1940s the newly established Putaruru Timber Yards built several mills to process wood from exotic forests which had been planted nearby in the 1920s boosting Putaruru’s population.

The town is making a comeback after various local mills closed down. A new retirement village is going to be built beside the Golf Course. 40ha of land has been rezoned industrial, which will attract a good array of new business to town. To support this several parcels of land have been rezoned residential and new housing subdivisions are underway.

The central, location and affordable housing have seen a resurgence with new businesses opening and new people moving into town.

Situated in the heart of the South Waikato, the location is ideal, Close to the cycle trails, Lakes, Hobbiton, timber museum, over the moon cheese and cafés in Tirau.

In Putaruru we are about people not just property.

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