The settlement of Ohaupo is perfectly positioned between the vibrant city of Hamilton and bustling Te Awamutu and is adjacent to a main state highway.
Ohaupo offers a perfect mix for those seeking a rural outlook, but with the convenience of modern urban living.
Given that Ohaupo is largely rural, the number of residents sit at 519. By 2050, the population will have nearly doubled with another 320 residents in 120 new households.
Ohaupo is well placed to provide for the ongoing sustainable growth of the community with a strong physical and visual connection to the surrounding rural environment.
There is a need for around 5000m2 of additional commercial and retails space within Ohaupo by 2050.
Ohaupo's character is largely created by the stunning landscape and views that surround the town. The village atmosphere is definitely apparent with a small number of businesses proudly standing along the main road that runs through the town.
Making the most of the surrounding landscapes, the town is becoming increasingly known for its wedding and event venues and is home to Windy Ridge, Vilagrad wines and the newest, and most unique venue - The Tree Church.
With Mount Pirongia standing proudly in the backdrop and vast views of some of Waikato's richest farmland, the town is a haven for those looking for a relaxed rural lifestyle minutes from the city of Hamilton or Te Awamutu.
Originally the town was a military post during the Waikato Wars and was settled by Bohemian militiamen. The redoubt that you can still see there today was built in April 1864.