Cream of the Country

This rural town in New Zealand is brimming with creativity from a contemporary art gallery to magnificent collection of decorated cow sculptures and great scenic trails.

Morrinsville is a small provincial town surrounded by lush green dairy paddocks in the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North island. Morrinsville is just 22km from the spa town of Te Aroha, 33km east of Hamilton and 32km from the town of Matamata, home to the Hobbiton Movie set.

Surrounded by some of the best farmland in New Zealand, Morrinsville with the nearby towns of Matamata and Te Aroha, makes up one of New Zealand’s most fertile dairy farming areas. The town’s slogan, “Cream of the Country”, reflects the rich, fertile land that supports the dairy industry the Waikato region is famous for.

Visit the Wallace Gallery which house the largest collection of New Zealand contemporary art. Take a visual journey at the Morrinsville Museum with exhibits of traditional Maori tools, colonial toys, blacksmith tools, and vast photographic collection. Experience great shopping at Park West Village and other shops, then relax at a restaurant, bar or café.

Highlighting the town’s strong dairying heritage and growing art culture is the ‘Herd of Cows?’ street art installation – a collection of over 60 life-size cow sculptures each designed by different artists situated throughout the town centre. At the southern end of town is the unique Mable the giant 6.5m tall Mega Cow, affectionately known as “Mama Cow.”

Smell the roses at the Morrinsville’s gardens and visit the historic McDonald’s Cottage also the tranquil Howie Park. Walk the Morrinsville Heritage Trail and the Morrinsville River Walk, alongside the river and through a beautiful forest with mature trees such as Totara – great scenery with a small waterfall and picnic spots.

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Central Waikato


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