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Waiuku - A Historic Town

Historic Waiuku

Waiuku - click to enlargeWaiuku ' Historic town on the Sunset Coast
Situated 20 minutes from the Drury off-ramp of Auckland's Southern Motorway (S.H.1) visitors will delight in this friendly, inviting 'heritage' town. The town's focal point is the Kentish Hotel built in the 1850's by one of the first Europeans to settle at Waiuku.

The town's waterfront, Tamakae Reserve is home to the fascinating Waiuku Museum and a small historic 'village' with several restored buildings dating back to the 1800s.

The town can now also lay claim to having the original Admirals Barge, from the WWII ship, HMS Archilles, which a local has purchased and is restoring.

Waiuku has numerous neighbouring
attractions, including the stunning West Coast black sand beach of Karioitahi and the Glenbrook Vintage Railway, both just 10 minutes away.

 Discover the history of Waiuku.  Waiuku Museum, Hartmann House, Tamakae Reserve, The Kentish Hotel -'New Zealand's Longest Running Hotel' est. 1853.

Waiuku Forest, situated 13km south of Waiuku township and owned by the Crown , covers an area of over 1500 hectares and is open to the public during the day for recreational use - swimming,fishing, walking and cycle tracks.   

 

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Hiking arrive Waiuku
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Accommodation


Waiuku

Waiuku Motel

Phone: +64 9 235 9237

Waiuku

Waiuku Lodge Motel

Phone: +64 9 235 8874

Clarks Beach

Clarks Beach Holiday Park

Phone: + 64 (0) 9 232 1685


Waiau Pa

Estuary Orchard B&B

Phone: 09 232 1231 or 09 576 3139

Waiuku

The Roost Executive Bed & Breakfast

 
The Roost Executive Bed & Breakfast - make The Roost Executive Bed and Breakfast your first choice.  We have a range of well thought out rooms with attention to privacy and comfort available for the individual travellers and groups.  A courtesy shuttle allows guests to attend local events without the concern of driving.<br />A scrumptious cooked or continental breakfast is included in your room rate.

93 Colombo Road, Waiuku
Phone: 0275 227 653

make The Roost Executive Bed and Breakfast your first choice. We have a range of well thought out rooms with attention to privacy and comfort available for the individual travellers and groups. A courtesy shuttle allows guests to attend local events without the concern of driving.
A scrumptious cooked or continental breakfast is included in your room rate.


Dining

Waiuku

The Wild Olive

Phone: 09 235 0360

Karioitahi
Agave @ Castaways


Karioitahi

Castaways Resort

Phone: 09 236 5041 extn 226

Waiuku

Cafe Karma

Phone: 09 2355432

Waiuku

Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club

Phone: 09 2359131 Restaurant Bookings 09 2358995

Experience

Waiuku

Waiuku Forest

 
Waiuku Forest - 13km south of Waiuku, at the mouth of the Waikato River is the Waiuku Forest.  Owned by Crown Forestry and managed by New Zealand Forest Managers, the forest covers 1508 ha and is planted in Pinus Radiata.<br /><br />Also at the forest is the New Zealand Steel

Ghezzie Rd, Waiuku Forest

13km south of Waiuku, at the mouth of the Waikato River is the Waiuku Forest.  Owned by Crown Forestry and managed by New Zealand Forest Managers, the forest covers 1508 ha and is planted in Pinus Radiata.

Also at the forest is the New Zealand Steel


Waiuku

Warped Art & Design Weaving Workshop & Gallery

 
Warped Art & Design Weaving Workshop & Gallery - Hand-woven portraits and design.

356 Otaua-Waiuku Road

Hand-woven portraits and design.


Waiuku

Amcal Pharmacy Waiuku

Phone: 09 235 9307


Waiuku

Waiuku Museum

 
Waiuku Museum - A pioneer museum providing permanent displays and changing exhibitions of local history. Contact the museum on 09 235 8698. Hartmann House situated next to the museum has an excellent range of handicrafts for sale.

13 King St, Waiuku
Phone: 09 235 8698

A pioneer museum providing permanent displays and changing exhibitions of local history. Contact the museum on 09 235 8698. Hartmann House situated next to the museum has an excellent range of handicrafts for sale.


Waiuku

Library Waiuku

King Street, Waiuku
Phone: 09 235 5699