The Te Aroha township grew around the Te Aroha Domain and its springs – in its heyday as a Spa Town in the 1890s –1910s, Te Aroha was one of the most popular resort destinations in New Zealand.
The Te Aroha Domain is currenlty the most intact Edwardian spa in New Zealand. While it has lost many of its original buildings, it still retains more than any other former spa. A lot of work has gone into the Domain in the last few years, with work done to restore original features such as the lakelets and the footpool, helping to revive the Edwardian character that is such a large part of the town’s history.
Read more about the Domain on the Matamat Piako District Council website www.mpdc.govt.nz