One of the nicest things about Tuakau is that it is a destination town. People come to Tuakau, not because they are on their way somewhere else but because they want to be here and the more time you spend in Tuakau the more reasons you find for wanting to be here.
The history of Tuakau dates back to the early 1800’s when Tuakau Township was based at the side of the Waikato River. At the time the river was the main source of trade and freight movement between Auckland and the south. When rail was established in the mid 1800’s the Tuakau Tavern and therefore the rest of the town located in its current position next to the rail lines, where the main cargo was sheep and beef that were traded at Tuakau sale yards, still to this day, New Zealand’s largest operational sale yard.
Today Tuakau could be described as the classic kiwi rural town, where life is simple and people greet each other in the street. Don’t be fooled however by the simple appearance, you can still get a great coffee, enjoy great food and fulfil all your basic shopping needs.
Tuakau has a wide range of attractive properties, from lifestyle, residential to rural, many are only walking distance from town giving people an opportunity to have the best of both worlds. Although easily commutable, to Auckland, Manukau, Hamilton and of course Pukekohe, employment options exist and are growing in a range of industries and working from home is made easy with strong broadband and utilities available in the area.
For the young family there are plenty of options from sports, Rugby of course to Sea Scouts, Boxing and Waka Ama and if sports are not your thing, the Community Garden is a great way to meet people, grow veggies and share with the neighbours. The Waikato River provides a great weekend or summer evening playground for water-skiing or jet ski’s and for those in the know, there are lovely safe sandy beaches to be found on its banks.
We have it all here in our great big backyard, everything that is the best about New Zealand.