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About Hauraki

The Hauraki District spans from the Kaiaua (Seabird) Coast along the reclaimed, rich dairy lands of the Hauraki Plains which border the Firth of Thames, and then onto the rugged Karangahake and Kaimai/Coromandel ranges before reaching the Golden Valley farmlands in the northeast and the Pacific Ocean at Whiritoa. The Hauraki District is a relatively small territorial area, although it is geographically very diverse. All up the District covers an area of 1,269 square kilometres.
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Paeroa Ward

Paeroa Ward

Paeroa is the largest settlement of the Paeroa Ward which is located in the centre of the Hauraki District and has a population of around 5,930 people. The town was established in the 1870s and was originally a thriving port.
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Plains Ward

Plains Ward

The Plains Ward is located in the northwest of the Hauraki District and has a population of approximately 6,160. In the early 1900s a huge land drainage programme commenced which saw thousands of hectares of swampland transformed into profitable farmland.
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Waihi Ward

Waihi Ward

The Waihi Ward is located on the eastern side of the Hauraki District and has a population of around 6,660. Waihi is the largest urban centre in the Waihi Ward and it lies at the base of the Coromandel Ranges. Waihi is know for its rich history in mining.
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Photo Gallery

A collection of photos taken around the Hauraki District, from our iconic L&P Bottle and Waihi Pumphouse to our reserves, coasts and all in between.

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Things to do in Hauraki

 

Hauraki Rail Trail 

Hauraki Rail Trail

The Hauraki Rail Trail has been an instance success with cyclists on the track all year round. The trail ventures in three directions from Paeroa - Paeroa to Thames, Paeroa to Te Aroha and Paeroa to Waihi - giving the opportunity for multi-day rides.
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Walks and Tracks

Walks and Tracks

Walking tracks are a major attraction in the Hauraki District. From short walks to overnight hikes, we've got it all. With areas of the District being steeped in mining history from the 1800s there is no shortage of relics to explore along the way.
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Parks and Reseres

Parks & Reserves

Reserves, sports fields, playgrounds and skate parks are provided and administered by the Hauraki District Council to encourage and facilitate the community's wellbeing. We cater for a vast number of recreational, sporting, leisure and cultural needs for residents and visitors.
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Swimming Pools

Swimming Pools

We have three swimming pools in the Hauraki District available for public use during the summer.
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Events calendar

Events Calendar

See our events calendar to find out what's going on in our District.

We also have quite a number of events that occur annually and have been going on for quite a number of years. View the list of Annual events


Services & Facilities

To view information about the services and facilities provided by Hauraki District Council please go to:

Our Services & Facilities