Eltham is a town known for it's dairy industry, history and the beautiful lakes that surround it.

Take a stroll through town and you'll come across various buildings of historic importance; eleven buildings are marked as being of historic significance by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust due to their architecture and importance to the town's history. A one hour walk will take you through the streets and park and show you these top spots.

Eltham played and important part in the development of New Zealand's dairy industry, and the country's first butter was exported from here to England. Today, dairying and cheesemaking remain important industries.