The Hauraki Plains second biggest settlement, Turua, is located on the banks of the Waihou River.

Turua is Maori place name meaning "twice seen," referring to reflections in the river. Turua was a Maori pā site before European settlement, surround by vast forests of kahikatea. In the late 19th century the village of Turua became one of the most important sites of kahikatea harvesting in New Zealand when the family of George and Martha Bagnall bought the Turua sawmill in 1875. Over the next forty years the stands of kahikatea surrounding the town were replaced by small family farms.

Come and discover its history for yourself. 

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Eat & Drink

Turua Bakery

459 Hauraki Road, Turua 3574 View Website Email Us
Parks & Recreation

Turua Domain

Raupoiti Street, Turua 3574 View Website Email Us