We are part of the Waikato region and are located within New Zealand's economic "golden triangle" being only an hour drive from the cities of Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga and have a vibrant business community including small family businesses through to large exporters.
Hauraki is a beautiful rural district, nestled between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, making us part of the Golden Triangle – great for business but also to live!
Our total area is 1,269 square kilometres, and our estimated population at June 2020 was 21,400. We may have less than 1% of New Zealand’s population, but we have our fair share of natural, cultural and historic taonga to look after and enjoy. The Kopuatai Peat Dome and the Pūkorokoro‐Miranda area on the Firth of Thames are recognised internationally as areas of great environmental importance with seasonal visits by endangered species from all over the world. The Karangahake Gorge, an area known for its natural beauty, significant cultural and historical features is visited by over 130,000 people a year looking to enhance their visit and explore the historic Goldfields Railway. The iconic Hauraki Rail Trail traverses our district from Kaiaua through the Karangahake Gorge to Waihi, and connects us to our neighbours and the towns of Thames and Te Aroha.
We’re a welcoming bunch, with the majority of our population growth due migration; so, like many before you – follow your heart to Hauraki!