Events In History

Township, and since 1940 an army base, at the junction of State Highways 1 and 49, 29 km north-west of Taihape at the south end of the Desert Road. Waiōuru is a stopping point for many travellers, the Army museum is a major attraction. 

Meaning of place name
Translates as wai: river; o:of; uru: west - river of the west