Kiwiana & Ed Hillary Walkway

Kiwiana & Ed Hillary Walkway

Individually designed Kiwiana display boxes in Otorohanga’s main street provide a fascinating insight into New Zealand’s popular culture.

Each beautifully crafted exhibit features a slice of “Kiwiana” – a tribute to our national icons, heroes, history and way of life.

Prepare to be entertained, amused, informed and fascinated as you view our celebration of Kiwiana – “We are proud to be Kiwi!”

(You’ll find more than 20 of the Kiwiana exhibits in the Ed Hillary Walkway and several more in nearby shop windows.)

… we carried on to Otorohanga with the intention of exploring this Kiwiana capital… and we’re glad of it. In the main street adorned with colourful floral baskets, it was time to check out the new Ed Hillary Walkway opened by Lady June Hillary in December 2008. In keeping with Otorohanga’s Kiwiana theme, the walkway encases iconic New Zealand memorabilia behind glass panels to view as you stroll. There are buzzy bees, boot polish, All Blacks and the great man himself speaking via video. It was wonderful to hear that distinctive voice again and even though Sir Ed was not an Otorohanga boy, the town has paid him a fitting tribute. There is still much discussion about the best way to honour New Zealand’s treasure of a man and Otorohanga has gone and done it.” – Bonnie Tucker, Eclipse magazine

Use the menus on this page to view the Kiwiana Displays and Kiwiana Posters we have on display in Otorohanga, or even better – come and see them for yourself!