Waipa has a rich and compelling heritage comprising many ecological, built, and cultural features. These include the Maungatautari Ecological Island, numerous peat lakes, historic buildings such as the Cambridge Town Hall, and numerous Pa sites and battle sites.

Our museum in Te Awamutu has a strong heritage focus and you can also follow one of our heritage trails.

Maintaining and enhancing Waipa's unique cultural, historic and environmental heritage is important to us.

In line with our goal of being environmental and cultural champions, we have dedicated funding for enhancing the district's heritage.

In addition, we have established a heritage fund to assist the community to undertaken heritage enhancement projects.

Waipa Heritage Trail

You can explore the Waipa’s  rich and engaging history by following the Waipa Heritage Trail, visit sites of Māori and European settlements, battle sites, trading posts, and places that have played a significant part in the development of Waipa District.

Kih​ikihi Heritage Trail

Located just south of Te Awamutu, Kihikihi village has its origins in a village of the Ngati Maniapoto and subsequent European military settlement. You can explore this engaging history by following the Kihik​ihi heritage trail brochure.

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