Ngarara Huarau is a traditional story from Te Whiti which is an area to the east of Masterton in the Wairarapa Region. The tale of the how the warrior Tupurupuru tamed the mighty taniwha Ngarara Huarau is a favourite with children but has entertained people of all ages for centuries.
Many of the places mentioned in this story are able to be visited. Some are accessible on foot, others can be viewed from the road. See the map over page for details.