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Driving into Pahiatua you will be greeted by large tree-lined gardens which split the road into north bound and south bound lanes. These beautiful town gardens occupy land originally set aside for the proposed railway.

At the northern end of Pahiatua is the unique sight of the World War II Harvard Plane. This plane has been converted into a children's slide and is one of the many activities in the children's playground.

The rivers around Pahiatua are renowned for containing some of the best brown trout in New Zealand. If hunting is more your style, look no further - wild deer and pigs are lurking around, and the many bush walks are a trampers delight.

Approximately 2kms south of Pahiatua on State Highway 2 is the Polish Memorial which marks the site of the Polish Children's Camp established in 1944. Originally the site of the Pahiatua Racecourse, the site became home to 733 refugee children from Poland until the camp closed in 1952. When the sun is shining on the monument, it casts a shadow which represents a Mother and Child.

Pahiatua is a popular traveller's stop. Picnic in the Main Street gardens or try out one of the cafes or restaurants. Browse the shops and experience our friendly country service.

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Taraua District Council Telephone: 06 374 4080 (North) 06 376 0110 (South)

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Walking and cycling trails

Te Ara o Mahurangi mountain biking track

Trail type: Cycling
Direction: Loop
Cycling Duration: hrs
Distance: 3.6
Tramping: No
Dog Friendly: No

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Route 52

Trail type: Cycling
Direction: One way
Cycling Duration: hrs
Distance: 202
Tramping: No
Dog Friendly: No

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Pahiatua now joining other MHF Towns, Woodville and Dannevike.

Pahiatua now joining other MHF Towns, Woodville and Dannevike. 25 NZMCA members joined the celebrations with Areas Chairperson Harry Shackleton presenting Mayor Roly Ellis the MHF Towns certificate and sign, a lot of hard work done by Lianne Simpkin (Council-pink scarf) making Tararua region very Motorhome Friendly. A morning tea at the Pahiatua Chambers and then the ceremony. Photos …

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