Te Awa Lakes

A new destination for the Waikato

Not long ago, Horotiu used to be a small settlement on the road to Hamilton from Auckland.

Thanks to new infrastructure such as the Waikato Expressway and the northerly push by Hamilton’s burgeoning population, the area has now become the city’s northern gateway.

Te Awa Lakes is a proposed 62ha development for the old Perry sand quarry at Horotiu that will transform this northern gateway into a vibrant community hub and tourism destination through a mix of high quality medium density residential housing, river links, tourism activities and adventure park. When complete, Te Awa Lakes will complement the existing features of Northern Hamilton. The Base shopping centre, one of the largest in New Zealand, is nearby, transport is catered for by the Waikato Expressway that borders the site, and a bike park is already in place drawing recreational users to the area thanks to easy access via the Te Awa Cycleway, which Perry’s already has strong links to as a founding sponsor.