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Putaruru

 Putaruru

Putaruru is a small town in the Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island. It is on the Oraka River 65 kilometres south-east of Hamilton. The correct form of the name is thought to be the Māori word Putaaruru – "To come forth like a ruru "sometimes given as 'Home of the Owl'.

Putaruru lies on the western side of the Mamaku Ranges. It is situated in the upper basin of the Waihou River. The Oraka River forms at the Blue Springs, situated south-east of the town, and flows around the edges of town before feeding into the Waihou River downstream.

Much of New Zealand’s bottled water comes from the Blue Spring in Putaruru, which you can access along the riverside Te Waihou Walkway

Putaruru is a Motorhome Friendly town.