Waiuku is located 50 minutes off the Drury off-ramp, west of Pukekohe. It's just a 50 minute trip south from Auckland and is a nice place to go to escape the city for a day or weekend. Waiuku lies at the head of an estuary that opens to the Manukau Harbour. There are various activities to do in the area and in the sheltered bays of the Harbour. The Waiuku area is rich in history and the local Kentish Hotel has been around for 150 years.