Tuakau is nestled in the heart of Franklin Country and offers an unspoilt slice of rural life. Tuakau lies west of the skydiving mecca of Mercer and just south of the Bombay Hills. Keep heading west and you'll come to the attractive, black-sand surf beach of Port Waikato.

Tuakau is just an hour's drive fromĀ Auckland City and just 50 minutes drive from Hamilton, and offers a rural, quiet pace of life. The surrounding countryside is very picturesque with rolling farmland dotted with animals. For a taste of the country, roadside stalls offer a selection of fresh produce.