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Arapuni Destination Guide

Touring Arapuni in New Zealand

Arapuni in the region of New Zealand (general) is a city located in New Zealand - some 227 mi or ( 365 km ) North of Wellington , the country's capital city .

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Time in Arapuni is now 08:33 PM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " Pacific/Auckland " with a UTC offset of 13 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Wellington, Tirau, Taumangi, Pukeatua, and Palmerston North. Being here already, consider visiting Wellington . Check out our recomendations for Arapuni ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Arapuni Suspension Bridge

The Arapuni Suspension Bridge is located just downstream from the Arapuni Power Station on the Waikato River in the South Waikato District of New Zealand. The 152-metre suspension bridge in the bush-lined gorge was built in the mid-1920s to allow workers from the village of Arapuni to access the power station construction site.

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Located at -38.07 175.65 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Bridges completed in 1926, Buildings and structures in the Waikato Region, NZHPT Category II listings in the Waikato Region, Suspension bridges in New Zealand, Transport in the Waikato Region, Visitor attractions in the Waikato Region, Waikato River


Arapuni is a rural town centre on the Waikato river in the South Waikato District of New Zealand. The population on census night 2006 was 2,145 usual residents, slightly down from 2,163 in 2001 and 2,211 in 1996. The town sits next to a hydroelectric dam at Lake Arapuni, one of six in the South Waikato District on the Waikato river. It has the spectacular Arapuni Suspension Bridge below the dam freely open to public.

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Located at -38.07 175.65 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Populated places in the Waikato Region

Lake Arapuni

Lake Arapuni is one of several artificial lakes formed as part of a hydroelectricity scheme on the Waikato River in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located 65 kilometres southeast of Hamilton, to the north of Mangakino. The dam, at the small settlement of Arapuni at the lake's northern end, was the first constructed on the Waikato, and was completed in 1929. The lake covers 9 square kilometres.

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Located at -38.14 175.64 (Lat./Long.); Less than 7 km away
Tags: Lakes of the Waikato Region


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 (native owl)"; sometimes given as 'Home of the Owl'. The town's population at the 2006 census was 3765 . Its economy is based on farming, forestry and timber production. State Highway 1 and the Kinleith Branch railway run through the town.

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Located at -38.05 175.78 (Lat./Long.); Less than 12 km away
Tags: Geography of the Waikato Region, Populated places in New Zealand

Horahora Power Station

Horahora Power Station was an early hydroelectric power station on the Waikato River in New Zealand. It was the country’s first large-scale power station, completed in 1913. Initially built to service a gold mine, the power station was expanded to supply a significant part of the North Island. The power station remained in use until was submerged by Lake Karapiro, which was formed to supply the larger Karapiro Power Station.

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Located at -37.95 175.66 (Lat./Long.); Less than 13 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in the Waikato Region, Hydroelectric power stations in New Zealand, Waikato River