From the earliest recorded settlements, Katikati has been known as a lifestyle destination. Market gardens, dairying and orchards of kiwifruit, avocado, olives and citrus have provided a sound economic base for the area. Also known as the Mural Town of New Zealand, Katikati is famous for its decorated store fronts which depict scenes from the region's rich history. It was recognised as New Zealand's 'Most Beautiful Small Town' (population less than 8,000) in 2005 by the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Society.
Katikati has thrived and its population has grown three times faster than the national average since 1950. Its commercial and industrial sector hosts some of New Zealand's leading manufacturers as well as a number of small, unique, businesses.
This friendly, cheerful, New Zealand town is rapidly gaining popularity with its relaxed atmosphere and lifestyle opportunities.
Fairview Estate is located on Sharp Road, off State Highway 2, and is just a few minutes (4km) south by car from the centre of Katikati, 25 minutes (30km) south from Waihi and 30 minutes (32km) northwest of Tauranga. It is only 2 hours from Auckland and 1 hour 40 minutes from Hamilton.
There is a medical centre located in Katikati at 4 Clive Road. Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm and Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 8.30am-12.00pm the centre has 9 doctors and 8 practise nurses providing a full range of Primary Health Care Services.
For further medical requirements Tauranga Hospital is located only 30 minutes drive away.
In the Katikati town centre and within 5km of Fairview there are the following services:
- Two service stations
- Banks (ASB, ANZ, BNZ, Kiwibank and Westpac)
- Countdown supermarket - which has recently been extended and refurbished
SHOPPING AND THINGS TO DO
If you are looking for artistic expression, great shopping, and an historical experience along the Pacific Coast Highway of New Zealand then look no further than Katikati.
This idyllic township offers Open Air Art, sculptures, a Haiku Pathway, unique Twilight Concerts, an Avocado Food & Wine Festival and much more.
Katikati also has many retail stores, restaurants and cafes.
SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION
The local educational facilities in Katikati and surrounding area are:
There are also a number of pre-school care providers available.
In addition to Fairview Golf Club and Fairview Country Club, Katikati has a number of other sporting recreational, religious, service and other types of clubs and organisations available.
Stretching from the ranges to the sea, Katikati offers countless options for those interested in outdoor pursuits. To name a few:
- Bush walks and tramping
- Sea and harbour fishing
- Water skiing
- Jet boating
- Beach picnics
For further information on Katikati we recommend visiting the following websites: