Carin’s guidebook

Carin
Carin’s guidebook

Food scene

Smiley Sam owns and operates this convenient little store open 6am - 8pm, 7 days. As well as stocking the usual essential items; milk, bread, cheese, eggs, butter, canned goods, dry goods & toilet paper etc, there is a good selection of frozen meats and fresh ingredients. Oh and ice creams, meat pies, milk shakes, surf wax and lotto.
Port Waikato Wharf Store & Post Centre
10 Tuakau Bridge-Port Waikato Road
Smiley Sam owns and operates this convenient little store open 6am - 8pm, 7 days. As well as stocking the usual essential items; milk, bread, cheese, eggs, butter, canned goods, dry goods & toilet paper etc, there is a good selection of frozen meats and fresh ingredients. Oh and ice creams, meat pies, milk shakes, surf wax and lotto.
Carole the cook rustles up crisp and crunchy chips, fresh fish in homemade batter, a mean burger (GF buns on request) plus all the other goodies like mussels, hotdogs and squid rings. She can be busy (a good sign) so best to phone through your order before hand.
Sunset Beach Takeaways
Carole the cook rustles up crisp and crunchy chips, fresh fish in homemade batter, a mean burger (GF buns on request) plus all the other goodies like mussels, hotdogs and squid rings. She can be busy (a good sign) so best to phone through your order before hand.
Best Indian food I’ve ever eaten. Seriously.
The India Restaurant & Bar
Best Indian food I’ve ever eaten. Seriously.
Best sausages
Pokeno Bacon
53 Great South Rd
Best sausages
Mercer Cheese
Sundays
1 Ocean View Road

Sightseeing

It’s called Sunset Beach for a reason! Aptly named, the sunsets can be superb!!
Sunset Beach
It’s called Sunset Beach for a reason! Aptly named, the sunsets can be superb!!
Here to keep you safe. Sunset Beach can be a Wild West coast surf beach with pounding waves and dangerous rips. Please swim between the flags!!
Sunset Beach Surf Life Saving Club
Here to keep you safe. Sunset Beach can be a Wild West coast surf beach with pounding waves and dangerous rips. Please swim between the flags!!
Port Waikato Sand Dunes
Port Waikato wharf Boat Ramp
12 Tuakau Bridge-Port Waikato Road
Gifted to the community in 1983 by Florence and Daphene Cobourne, the reserve is maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers. Sited on the edge of the Waikato river, the large trees and well kept gardens provide a peaceful shaded sanctuary. It is well worth a stroll through if you are in any way green fingered, and the views out across the river are fantastic.
Cobourne Reserve
Gifted to the community in 1983 by Florence and Daphene Cobourne, the reserve is maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers. Sited on the edge of the Waikato river, the large trees and well kept gardens provide a peaceful shaded sanctuary. It is well worth a stroll through if you are in any way green fingered, and the views out across the river are fantastic.
Maraetai Bay
If you’re keen for a tiki tour this place is well worth checking out
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Nikau Cave & Cafe
1779 Waikaretu Valley Rd
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If you’re keen for a tiki tour this place is well worth checking out

Local Arts & Crafts

Talented Teresa is the creative curator of Pampas and Pine, a local gallery/atelier showcasing and stocking locally produced artisan products and other coveted bespoke goods from Aotearoa. Teresa has a keen eye and a well honed appreciation for natural materials and colours. Coupled with her enthusiasm for upcycling, her home decor gallery is well worth a visit. Check her out on instagram @pampas_and_pine or Facebook Pampas and Pine. Gallery open Saturday and Sunday 11am - 2.30pm or by arrangement. 179 Maunsell Road, Port Waikato Ph 021 749 592
Pampas and Pine gallery
179 Maunsell Road
Talented Teresa is the creative curator of Pampas and Pine, a local gallery/atelier showcasing and stocking locally produced artisan products and other coveted bespoke goods from Aotearoa. Teresa has a keen eye and a well honed appreciation for natural materials and colours. Coupled with her enthusiasm for upcycling, her home decor gallery is well worth a visit. Check her out on instagram @pampas_and_pine or Facebook Pampas and Pine. Gallery open Saturday and Sunday 11am - 2.30pm or by arrangement. 179 Maunsell Road, Port Waikato Ph 021 749 592
Might as well come check out my studio too! Usually open 10ish - 2ish but welcome anytime 😃
black batch ceramics
24 Westside Road
Might as well come check out my studio too! Usually open 10ish - 2ish but welcome anytime 😃
Robin’s workshop and gallery, Windsong studio, is perched on the hill behind the wharf store.
Robin Ranga
Robin’s workshop and gallery, Windsong studio, is perched on the hill behind the wharf store.
Adrian Bevis Pottery
13 Coles Road

Food and supplies

If the wharf store doesn’t have what you need, the nearest supermarket is Supervalue in Tuakau. Open 7am - 8pm, 7 days
SuperValue Tuakau
4 George Street
If the wharf store doesn’t have what you need, the nearest supermarket is Supervalue in Tuakau. Open 7am - 8pm, 7 days
Field fresh in Tuakau sell the freshest fruit and vegetables in the area. And they usually have some more unusual varieties available; purple carrots and fresh turmeric are my favs. They also stock a good selection of olives, gherkins & pickles plus olive and other oils, dried fruit, nuts and grains, plus gluten free items.
Field Fresh
51 George Street
Field fresh in Tuakau sell the freshest fruit and vegetables in the area. And they usually have some more unusual varieties available; purple carrots and fresh turmeric are my favs. They also stock a good selection of olives, gherkins & pickles plus olive and other oils, dried fruit, nuts and grains, plus gluten free items.
Closest Chemist Open 8.30 - 5.30 Monday to Friday, 9 - 12.30 Saturday, closed Sunday
Unichem
53 George Street
Closest Chemist Open 8.30 - 5.30 Monday to Friday, 9 - 12.30 Saturday, closed Sunday
Nearest supply Open usually 10 - 7pm
The Bottle O Tuakau
31 George Street
Nearest supply Open usually 10 - 7pm

City/town information

Tuakau
Pokeno
Onewhero
Mercer
Pukekawa