South Taranaki District
Okato is a city in South Taranaki District. So far we have accumulated 6 streets in Okato and on these streets we have added 40 real estate properties.
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- City Councils
- South Taranaki District
Okato is a small township in rural Taranaki, New Zealand. The population was 561 in the 2013 Census, an increase of 30 from 2006. It is situated about 25 minutes drive around the coast from New Plymouth on State Highway 45. Oakura is 12 km to the north-east, and Warea is 9 km to the south-west. The place offers popular rocky surfing spots around coastal beaches. Okato has all the elements of a New Zealand rural community with sporting facilities (rugby grounds, bowling club, squash courts, tennis courts and swimming pool), Coastal Taranaki School, a police station, and a volunteer fire brigade. Okato was also notable as the home of Okato Cheese which was manufactured by the Okato Co-operative Dairy Company. This manufacturing site closed some years after merging with Egmont Co-operative Dairy. Activities in the Okato area include the Stony River walkway which affords a number of locations from which to take photos of Mt Taranaki.