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Tuakau / Port Waikato

Tuakau- A taste of Rural New Zealand

Tuakau - A taste of Rural New Zealand
 

The country town of Tuakau, just a short drive south on SH 1, services a large rural community and holds local stock auctions attracting farmers and visitors from far and wide who bring the town alive (The information on these markets can be found in more detail at http://agonline.co.nz/sales/upcoming.) Famous for its cafe culture and growing range of antique and collectable stores, there are treasures to be found here by keen bargain hunters.

Tuakau still has family descendants of settlers from the ship The Ganges, living in and around the town and, in 2015, has celebrated 150 years of settlement.

In close proximity to the township is Franklin's very own limestone glow-worm cave.

 

 

Port Waikato - Where the mighty Waikato meets the sea

The landscape changes dramatically on your way to Port Waikato and Sunset Beach enjoyed by surfers and fishermen alike. Relaxed holidays, picnics and outdoor activities attract visitors to the charm of this west coast community. The limestone formations in this area were one of the backgrounds used in the filming of the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

Just follow the signs from Tuakau to get to historic Port Waikato.

Waikato River
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Franklin zoo 5
Onewhero

Accommodation

Tuakau

Tuakau Hotel

 
Tuakau Hotel - Inside this gracious 1875 hotel you will discover a beautifully restored building that maintains the original charm but is enhanced to meet the needs of the discerning traveller. Tuakau Hotel offers accommodation for up to 40 guests with 10 tastefully appointed bedrooms in the historic part of the hotel and 6 self contained apartments. Since 2008 there has been an extreme make-over taking place culminating in the re-opening of the hotel late in 2011.

1-3 George Street, Tuakau
Phone: 09 236 8084

Inside this gracious 1875 hotel you will discover a beautifully restored building that maintains the original charm but is enhanced to meet the needs of the discerning traveller. Tuakau Hotel offers accommodation for up to 40 guests with 10 tastefully appointed bedrooms in the historic part of the hotel and 6 self contained apartments. Since 2008 there has been an extreme make-over taking place culminating in the re-opening of the hotel late in 2011.



Port Waikato

Port Waikato Holiday Park

Phone: 09 232 9857

Miranda

Miranda Holiday Park

Phone: 07 867 3205

Pukekawa
Kereru Farmstay


Dining

Tuakau

Tuakau Hotel

 
Tuakau Hotel - Inside this gracious 1875 hotel you will discover a beautifully restored building that maintains the original charm but is enhanced to meet the needs of the discerning traveller. Tuakau Hotel offers accommodation for up to 40 guests with 10 tastefully appointed bedrooms in the historic part of the hotel and 6 self contained apartments. Since 2008 there has been an extreme make-over taking place culminating in the re-opening of the hotel late in 2011.

1-3 George Street, Tuakau
Phone: 09 236 8084

Inside this gracious 1875 hotel you will discover a beautifully restored building that maintains the original charm but is enhanced to meet the needs of the discerning traveller. Tuakau Hotel offers accommodation for up to 40 guests with 10 tastefully appointed bedrooms in the historic part of the hotel and 6 self contained apartments. Since 2008 there has been an extreme make-over taking place culminating in the re-opening of the hotel late in 2011.


Tuakau

Tuakau Cosmopolitan Club

Phone: 09 236 8294

Experience

Tuakau

Alexandra Redoubt

Alexandra Redoubt Road, Tuakau

The Alexandra Redoubt was built in July 1863 by a detachment of the 65th Regiment. It is the best preserved of all the military posts and was built in 1863 - 64.


Pukekawa

Onewhero Golf Club Inc

Phone: 09 233 4828

TeKohanga

Close Encounters Farm Experience

Phone: 09 232 8942