In 2003 it had a resident population of 4374. Te Kuiti is a good base for exploring the Waitomo Caves area. Local beauty spots include the Tatsuno Japanese Garden, Te Kuiti lookout and Mangaokewa Scenic Reserve
Te Kuiti is known as the shearing capital of the world and is host to the annual New Zealand National Shearing Championships. Surrounded by beautiful private gardens, Te Kuiti has walks in stunning natural bush, fishing in local rivers and the nearby coast to enjoy.
Te Kuiti is considered to have come into existence as a railway construction camp following an extension southwards of the Te Awamutu – Otorohanga section of the line in 1887.
This is a nice place to live with a local community that welcomes you and has a very country living lifestyle.