Waiuku - A Historic Town

Incorporating Glenbrook | Karioitahi | Waiuku | Waiuku Forest | Aka Aka

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.