You can’t miss Tirau – just look for the large corrugated iron buildings constructed to look like a sheep, dog and ram. This town is a little quirky. Corrugated iron is a classic New Zealand building material, but it can also be a creative medium.
In Tirau, the artful side of corrugated iron is explored. Large buildings have been constructed to resemble a dog, sheep and ram. Sculptures include a pukeko, a praying mantis and a cow pushing a shopping trolley. It all makes for an entertaining rest stop. There are also a number of charming cafés, boutique gift shops and galleries and antique shops to browse.
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