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En Route to Tauranga

Katikati, known locally as "The Mural Town," is south of Waihi on State Highway 2. In 1996, a festival was held to celebrate the painting of its 20th outdoor mural since 1991 and to reinforce its image as the mural town of New Zealand. For information on the town and surrounding Bay of Plenty area, call into the Mural Town Visitor Centre, 34 Main Rd. (tel. 07/549-1658; katikatiinfo@wbopdc.govt.nz).

En Route to Hamilton

From Waihi, take State Highway 2 through the Karangahake Gorge and at Paeroa, turn onto State Highway 26. Follow this 76km (47 miles) to Hamilton.

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