It’s sunny, filled with native fruits like the kiwifruit, and host to a Maori culture that has persisted since before Europeans arrived; Katikati is one of the coolest towns to visit on North Island. Recently, it has become popular for its artistic culture, being home to more than 35 works of art, including murals, sculptures, and carvings, all dedicated to the early Maori residents. Outdoor buffs will enjoy Katikati’s surrounding natural areas, including Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park. The natural reserve has fluorescent waterfalls cascading into clandestine swimming holes, beautiful gorges that can be crossed by bridges, and an ambiance that will add a touch of mystery to all your adventures there. You won’t want to miss out on this Katikati experience.