About Te Aroha

About Te Aroha • International • Te Aroha College

“Te Aroha is the gem of the bunch: it's soda spa bath houses set around the mountain and immaculate parks are pure Victoriana.”

NZ Herald, Saturday May 12, 2012

College Location

Te Aroha College is a rural school in the Waikato which is in the Upper North Island where the weather is a little warmer. The College is located in the beautiful town of Te Aroha which has a population of 4,000 people and sits under the majestic Mount Te Aroha. The name Te Aroha comes from the Māori name of Mount Te Aroha. In one version, Rāhiri, the eponymous ancestor of Ngāti Rāhiri Tumutumu, climbed the mountain and saw his homeland in the distance and felt a sense of love (aroha) for it. The name is often rendered in English as "place of love". (ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Te_Aroha )

Te Aroha highlights:

  • Close to beautiful beaches
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes from Auckland
  • 45 minutes from Hamilton 1 hour and 15 minutes from Tauranga and Rotorua
  • Many lush bushwalks near town
  • A range of shopping and café experiences
  • Hot water swimming and spa pools