Shaftesbury Glade Cottages
Shaftesbury Glade Cottages
19 Shaftesbury Road,
Manawaru  R.D.1
Te Aroha     3391
New Zealand

Phone:    07 8846601
Tramping Tracks around Te Aroha
Mt Te Aroha Summit Walk - 4 to 6 hours return. Either walk the bush track which starts behind the Soda Geyser or walk up the mountain road which starts at the end of Tui Road on town boundary.
Waiorongomai Valley - extensive walks around NZ’s oldest original tramlines; part of this historical gold mining site. 1 to 5 hours return.
Howarth Wetland Reserve - loop walk on bank of the Waihou River. Access via the Railway Bridge or Spur Street. 1 hour circuit.
Heritage Trail - amble around the town viewing 23 historic buildings and sites of interest. 1 hour. Guides are available from Information Centre ($1)
Wairere Falls - between Te Aroha and Matamata on Kaimai Range. A reasonably hard climb but well worthwhile. 2 to 3 hours return.
Tahua Track / Killarney Lakes - 9 kms south of Te Aroha. At present closed due to logging operations. 3 to 5 hours return.
Thompson’s Track - 12 kms south of Te Aroha. Can be quite muddy as used by 4WD vehicles. 2 to 3 hours to top.
Karangahapi Gorge - Several walks, some along old railway lines through tunnel and along riverside. 1 to 3 hours
Central Location within Region

Only 12 kms from Te Aroha and 22 kms from Matamata and Morrinsville.
Cities of Hamilton (55 kms), Rotorua (70 kms) and Tauranga (65 kms) are within an hours travelling time.
People from Auckland are only 90 minutes travelling time away.
Only 10 minutes from the renowned spas in the Te Aroha Domain

Hot Pools

Te Aroha Mineral Pools - natural hot soda mineral water and aromatherapy spa baths. Open daily except Xmas Day. (10am to 10pm). Located in Te Aroha Domain.
Wyborn Leisure Pools - Heated outdoor leisure pool complex, paddling pool and outdoor spa. Open daily except Xmas Day. Located in Te Aroha Domain.
Opal Hot Springs - Okauia Springs Road.
Matamata Sports Centre - Meura St. Warm Pools

Mountain Bike Tracks

Te Aroha Mountain Bike Track - regarded by riders as one of the top tracks in NZ. Consists of 12 kms all weather surfaces. Access is from Kotuku Street. - Maps are available from Information Centre ($1)
Thompson’s Track - used by 4WD vehicles so parts can be very muddy. Approx 7 kms to top. Track starts 12 kms south of Te Aroha

Manawaru Tennis Courts - located in Manawaru about 300m walking distance from cottages.. Three ash-felt courts available for general use except during club competitions.
Te Aroha Tennis Club  - Loacted in sports domain has 3 synthetic courts and 5 grass courts. Not available during club competitions
Te Aroha, Tahuna, Matamata, Morrinsville, Paeroa, Walton, Okoroiri - all these courses are within 30 minutes drive from the ‘Shaftesbury Glade Cottages’. For relevant information concerning green fees, golf cart availability, etc. go to  
Country Golf Courses

Pathway between cottage and carpark
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Thompson’s Track - well used by 4WD clubs and individuals throughout the year. Can get really muddy in some areas on western side on way to top. Approximately 7 kms to top with track continuing down eastern side to Katikati Area. The eastern side is basically impassable in winter and even in summer due to deep muddy holes, etc
Four Wheel Drive Tracks
Shaftesbury Cottages 130 (450 x 600)

Te Aroha I-site
For further information click Te Aroha Information Site (i-SITE) link.   
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