. Rahotu .

Rahotu nowadays is just a small service town to the surrounding rural area. It is the western most town in Taranaki and has an active community.


Established in 1886.

 The anchor of the ship Harriet, wrecked nearby in 1834, is mounted outside the hotel. The military expedition to rescue crew members and the owner’s wife, Betty Guard, resulted in the first conflict between Māori and British troops.


 Located on State Highway 45, 16 kilometers north of Opunake and 11 km south of Warea


Population: 252 in 2018 census, 249 in the 2006 Census.


Average temperature 13°C
Average rainfall 1455mm

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Rahotu School



Rahotu School is a coeducational full primary (years 1-8) school with a decile rating of 6 and a roll of 159. The school was founded in 1884