Maori for “hill of the kohekohe” (a mahogany-like native tree), Pukekohe is located on the banks of the Waikato River approximately 50 km south of Auckland City. Pukekohe’s fertile volcanic soil supports a large horticultural and dairy farming industry. The Pukekohe “long-keeper” onion is known worldwide.
City Smart, Country Heart. Take time to enjoy all that Pukekohe has to offer – including the historical society’s heritage trail, boutique shopping, local cafes and restaurants, motorsport and racing. Keep an eye out for the Possum Bourne statue situated in the town centre. If you’re still in town on Saturday morning, check out The Franklin Markets which have been running for more than 13 years. The Franklin Arts Centre has featured nationally and internationally known artists and is well worth a visit. To get your heart pumping, Cape Hill has three different tracks with magnificent views from the top, or for the less physically inclined, an easy drive up Anzac Road to Pukekohe Hill Summit reveals a seemingly never-ending view.