I visited this small town while travelling in the Waikato region for work. Te Aroha is situated at the base of Mount Te Aroha. Te Aroha in Maori means “place of love”.
I only spent a short time in the town but did have time for lunch at the Te Aroha Organic Health Shop which serves a variety of salads, wraps and sandwiches along with coffee. I enjoyed a very generous serve of a warm chicken salad. The people working these were friendly, just what you would expect from a country café.
The town is dominated by the mount, which is a wonderful backdrop. A great spot for lunch on a road trip.