Called the “Corrugated Capital of the World”, Tirau is more than just a popular tourist destination. It’s a great place to live too – with a strong community, house prices that are far less than those in the main centres, and an easy commute to Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua.
Tirau is a thriving country town with boutique shops, cafes and restaurants aplenty.
With an established reputation as a must-visit spot, it’s a great place to set up business that’s associated with the tourism industry. Or you can buy a house here and commute to work in one of the main centres, knowing you’ve got a relaxing rural environment to return home to.
Farming is the other big industry here. The nearby Lichfield Fonterra is the largest milk drier and cheese manufacturer in Australasia.
Tirau is known for its good climate – and there are plenty of ways to enjoy all of that fresh air. There’s an 18 hole golf course, outdoor pools and tennis courts – plus all of the activities that can be enjoyed on and alongside the Waikato River.
The Primary Schools bring together the benefits of a country lifestyle with a rich learning environment. Putaruru College is a short drive away, and a regular bus takes students to and from the University in Hamilton.