Tuakau / Port Waikato

Incorporating Port Waikato | Tuakau

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.