Tuatapere is a lovely small town epitomizing rural New Zealand.
It is located just 8 kilometer from the southern coast and is close to the Hump Ridge Track.
The Hump Ridge Track is one New Zealand’s remotest corners and covers coastal, bush and sub-alpine scenery.
A must do for keen and experienced trampers.
The town populates about 650 people and forestry and farming are the main industries as well as tourism.
The Waiau River flows through the town and on to Te Waewae Bay where it enters the mighty Foveaux Strait.
Well worth a visit are the Blue Cliffs at Rowallan and the largest viaduct in the southern hemisphere,
the Percy Burns Viaduct, both located nearby. The area is rich in both Maori and European history.
Other attractions in the area include the saw milling relics at Port Craig and jet boating
on the Wairaurahiri River and Lake Hauroko.