INSIDE: Things to do in Tirau with Kids. 2018.
This is the strangest place you’ll ever take a toilet break on a road trip in New Zealand.
Tirau, the land of the monster corrugated-iron Sheep structures with a Giant Dog keeping an eye on them. Classic, crazy New Zealand tourist attraction but fun.
Big kids, little kids, even adult-sized kids will love them.
Dare you to drive by without taking a selfie. We think taking a photo at any of the Big Icons in the world is a must-do.
The Tirau Sheep Merino Clothes Shop
Inside the giant sheep is a shop called The Merino Story selling the best of New Zealand woollen garments – jumpers, jackets, ponchos, cardigans, shrugs, men’s sweaters, headbands, gloves, beanies, and throw rugs. The ideal place to buy up big for souvenirs to take home.
The Tirau Dog iSITE Tourist Information Centre
The Dog is home to the Tirau iSITE Tourist Information centre. There’s a car park out back, and those toilets we were talking about earlier are in here too.
The old-school country town of Tirau is the perfect place for a pitstop on your roadtrip from Auckland to Rotorua, or vice versa.
More Things to do in Tirau with Kids
For the kids, there’s the Tirau Shell & Jade Factory for greenstone necklaces, Maori-carved jade pieces, and paua shells.
Do not miss The Castle Pamela speciality museum, a marvel of New Zealand’s largest doll, toy and train collection. It’s in a CASTLE! Find it at 10 Bridge Street.
There’s a bunch of cafes (try the Lolly Cake!), and gift shops along the main street for parents to browse too.
If you love cheese, do not drive off from this area with visiting the Over the Moon boutique cheesemaking factory at 33 Tirau Street in Putaruru nearby.
The Inside Scoop – The Tirau Big Dog and Sheep Icons
Tirau i-SITE Visitor Centre Address: 65 Main Rd, State Highway 1, Tirau, 3410
Phone: 07 883 1202
Map of Tirau
Tirau Big Dog and Sheep was last reviewed in August 2018.
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