At the northern end of town is the Tirau i-SITE Visitor Centre, situated within the big dog building, which boasts beautifully decorated walls and a stunning lead light window.
Alongside the Dog is the large corrugated Big Sheep Wool Gallery.
The rest of Tirau's specialty shops are all within walking distance.
These include: cafe's, art galleries, furniture, crafts, clocks, clothes, books, restaurants, wines, light shades, jewellery, honey, ice-creams, gifts and collectables.
At the top end of town is the "The Castle Pamela" with a toy museum, and tearooms.
Look out for all the corrugated iron art as you walk around the town.
Tirau Early Museum & Honey Shop
Museum. State Highway 5, 3.5km's from Tirau. Open 9am-5pm,
Ph: 07 883 1442 A trip back in time.
Waikato River Trails
Walking and biking trails that cover about 100km. The path travels through native bush, exotic forest, and farmland, giving expansive river and lake views.
For more information visit www.waikatorivertrails.com
Te Waihou Walkway
Attractive river walk of 4.7 kilometres to the internationally acclaimed Blue Spring.
Walk time 1.30 hours ( 3 hours return )
Accessible from Whites Road, (SH28) which connects SH1, from Putaruru, to SH5 - approximately 9 Km's from Tirau
Read more at www.putaruru.co.nz
Beautiful "Olde World" country pub built in the 1880's
Situated 6.5km from Tirau, the Okoroire Hotel has a great restaurant, hot pools, a picturesque 9 hole golf course, fishing, and more.
Ph: 07 883 4876 W: www.okohotel.co.nz
The Castle Pamela
Doll museum, toy display, Royal Albert plate collection.
Open limited hours only. For more information contact:
Ph: 07 883 1112 Castle website: www.thecastle.co.nz
Lake District Adventures
Cycle, Kayak, Walk, Glow Worm trip and much more besides.
Enjoy the Waikato River trails with us. Bike and kayak hire.
368 Horahora Road, RD 1, Tirau. 0800 287 448,