Ngatea, although a small community, caters well to various interests with its excellent facilities and community groups.
Catering to sporting, cultural and service based activities, Ngatea is a great place to play.
Being so close to the Piako River and the Hauraki Gulf, the fishing and sea activities just minutes’ drive down the road, allows for a supposedly inland community, to enjoy the spoils of the sea.
Sports and recreational activities
Casting a rod on a long summer’s eve after work is common place, as is dragging for flounder or getting out on the boat to fish for snapper over the mussel farms.
Ngatea Public Swimming Pool is also located in the domain, as is Pioneer Park – a beautiful spot for families to play with extensive space, playgrounds and a skate park.
The Hugh Hayward Domain is the sporting and recreational hub of the Hauraki Plains, and is based in Ngatea. Used for rugby,indoor bowls, football, athletics, cricket, netball, league, touch and hockey, the Domain boasts the only competition Astroturf playing surface in the greater Coromandel and Thames Valley area.
Surprisingly, Hauraki Plains College, located in Ngatea, has an extremely strong rowing club, coached by ex-New Zealand rower, Campbell Clayton-Greene. The location of the river provides this inland school with the opportunity and teams to represent us well at the Maardi Cup.
There are many church and service groups, and cultural activities including cards, music, gardening, scouts, fire brigade, swimming, hunt clubs, vintage machinery clubs, floral art, motorcycle, and service groups like Lions, Free masonry, scouts, and Probus are all active.