©

Waiuku trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Waiuku

(4.5/5 based on 30+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: parks
Waiuku is a country town in the Auckland Region in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located at the southern end of the Waiuku River, which is an estuarial arm of the Manukau Harbour. It is 40 kilometres southwest of Auckland city centre, and 12 kilometres north of the mouth of the Waikato River.The town serves to support local farming, and is the residence of many employees of New Zealand Steel at Glenbrook, which is four kilometres to the northeast.It was part of the Franklin District prior to it being abolished in 2010. Most of the town is now within the boundaries of Auckland Council, with the balance in the area of Waikato District Council.HistoryThe Māori name Waiuku comes from a legend that two prominent brothers, Tamakae and Tamakou, vied for the hand of a beautiful high-ranking Waikato chieftainess. Tamakae was the cultivator, provider and Tamakou the orator. Tamakou was the first to meet her, but she requested that Tamakae be presented to her. He was working in the kumara gardens and had to be washed in the wai (water) and uku (a particular type of mud) at the stream that flows into the Manukau Harbour just behind the Waiuku Museum, before he was able to meet her. Tamakae won her heart and married her. From then the place was named Waiuku.
Take a look at our New Zealand vacation builder to refine the details of your trip to Waiuku.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Waiuku

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Waiuku

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Waiuku:
Sightseeing, nature, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Parks, zoos & aquariums, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Parks, nature, wildlife areas
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Parks, museums, shopping
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Theme parks, outdoors, fun & games
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Auckland Region

9 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM CANADA February, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in North Island BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in North Island BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: May, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in New Zealand & Australia BY A USER FROM EGYPT November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Europe, Canada, South Pacific & Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Auckland Region BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in North Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News