Te Kuiti

Te Kuiti is a small town in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is known as the "Sheep Shearing Capital of the World" and hosts the famous Great New Zealand Muster and Running of the Sheep in April each year.

Get in

By car

Te Kuiti is on Highway 3, between Hamilton and New Plymouth.

By bus

Intercity services between Auckland and New Plymouth stop in Te Kuiti, sometimes stopping here for refreshments.

By train

The Northern Explorer train, which runs several days a week each way between Auckland and Wellington, will stop in Te Kuiti but only for groups of 10 or more.

Get around

You can easily walk from one end of the town to the other, though during the hot summertime you'll probably want to take a break now and then.

The train station is located in the centre of town. Exiting the station, to your left there is an Information Centre and public lavatories. Rora Street, which runs parallel to the station, has places to eat and shop.

The Information Centre can give you a map of town which points out different things to see as you walk around the town.


Te Kuiti sheep shearing statue

The Great New Zealand Muster is a famous New Zealand event in which sheep from the surrounding area run into Te Kuiti. Sheep-shearing competitions and general fun are to be had.



Te Kuiti Camping Ground, Hinerangi St, next to "The Domain", on the edge of town (an easy walk from the train station). Cheapest place to stay - cabins for $70 or so for a family, tent campsites and caravan sites available for less. Kitchen and clean if basic showers.


Te Kuiti District Council site: Kuiti District Council

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