Te Puke

Kiwifruit Capital

World-renowned as ‘The Kiwifruit Capital of the World,’ this small town feature iconic giant kiwifruit sculptures, picturesque scenery, great beaches and tourist attractions.

Te Puke is a horticultural hub, famous for the cultivation of Kiwifruit, thus earning the title of ‘The Kiwifruit Capital of the World.’ The town’s gigantic Kiwifruit sculptures highlights this. Te Puke is located in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand, just 26km southeast of Tauranga.

As a horticultural hub, Te Puke produces avocados, black Périgord truffles, citrus fruits, and Comvita honey with bee-related health products. Along the Te Puke Heritage Walkway is the outdoor plaza which links the town centre with nearby Jubilee Park. Enjoy a game of golf at Te Puke Golf Club, or visit the small coastal town of Makeku, rich in ancestral Māori culture but most famous for its iconic Maketu Pies.

Rich in natural beauty, the Te Puke area is a hikers paradise. Popular hiking trails include: the Pāpāmoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park with stunning views and archaeological features; Puna Quarry Park and Roydon Downs Bush with bush walks and native birds; and Otanewainuku Forest and Redwood Valley Farm with giant trees, bird life and animals.

Visit Pukehina Beach and Newdicks Beach, both great spots for swimming, fishing, surfing, wind/kite surfing, and kayaking. Take a refreshing dip at the impressive Kaiate Falls, (also known as Te Rerekawau Falls) a complex of two waterfalls. Visit the stunning Raparapahoe Falls, a 3-metre high waterfall that plunges into a cool and clear pool.

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