Inside Tuakau Hotel you will discover a beautifully restored building that maintains its original charm but is enhanced to meet the needs of the discerning traveller.
Only 35 minutes from Auckland Airport, this a great place to start your New Zealand adventure or a great escape when you just want to relax and enjoy yourself.
With our close proximity to Auckland we are an ideal facility for those that do not wish to be in the confines of a large city but do want to be close enough to enjoy all the attractions if they choose.
We are surrounded by exceptional landscape that offers many activities for adventure, or for just taking in and enjoying the rural and river lands aspect, through to the ocean at Port Waikato.
Tuakau Hotel holds a Silver Environmental Rating as part of our Qualmark Rating. We are striving to achieve a Gold Rating.
We started our sustainability and Qualmark journey at Tuakau Hotel in 2013 with a Bronze Environmental Rating. From there we began to learn about what is expected from the tourism industry in Aotearoa and how we can minimise our environmental impact.
We have had to work hard to achieve our Silver Qualmark Rating and have implemented a lot of changes. We also had to grow a lot. We learnt a lot about recycling at work, knowledge which we also took home with us to educate our friends and families.
We strive to protect our environment and follow sustainable business practices. At Tuakau Hotel we endeavour to support our local community by minimising our environmental footprint, to care for New Zealand now and for future generations. As new sustainable options become available we will work on making our processes more environmentally friendly.
Our complimentary slippers are biodegradable and packaged in brown paper.
All rooms have biodegradable rubbish bags. Our staff use reusable shopping bags for day-to-day tasks and we limit our plastic use wherever possible. In particular, we no longer make use of plastic bags for laundry delivery. These initiatives have passed on to other local businesses in the area too!
We have removed all the small plastic amenity bottles (such as shampoo and body wash) from guest rooms and replaced them with refillable dispensers. The 5 litre bulk containers are then recycled.
We avoid single-use items where we can, for example our housekeepers have their own individual gloves.
We installed a new three phase hot water system, which is more water and energy efficient than older systems.
We minimise our power usage by having no power in rooms when rooms are vacant, (except for fridges), and we wait till 5pm to turn on guests’ heaters in winter during turndown service.
To reserve energy use, we use energy saving lights throughout the Hotel. All lights are on sensors, and the outside lights are on a timer which we adjust during summer and winter months.
Every year we help coordinate the Tuakau Clean Up. A base of operations is set up in the bar. We provide tea and coffee for the community volunteers during this event to clean up the neighbourhood and plant trees.
Below are images from the early days of Tuakau.