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Pukekohe Guide


The compact and rural town of Pukekohe is located in the Franklin District of New Zealand's North Island. It sits on Auckland's southern edge and is about 50 kilometres away from Auckland City. Its name is based on a Maori word that translates to 'Hill of the Kohekohe', which is a type of mahogany that is native to the country. Car hire is a favourite choice of transportation among tourists wishing to explore the area, so if this appeals to you then book today with us for low cost deals and a great selection of cars.

Explore Pukekohe

Pukekohe boasts a long history that has European and Maori influences. One of its important structures is the Pukekohe East Presbyterian Church that dates back to 1862. This church still bears the bullet marks of a battle back in 1863.

Opting for car hire in Pukekohe as a main form of transport provides travellers with the freedom to see the sights in the comfort of their own vehicle and in their own time. Tourists should most definitely visit the watergarden or the beaches of the west coast, or visit the morning market every Saturday. Also not to be missed are the horse treks and the golf course, which make for a great day out.

Cheap car hire at Pukekohe allows travellers to drive to Glenbrook, which is near the town. It's a great place to visit if you are interested in the rail transportation history, with its steam trains that are being operated for rides every Sunday. Alternatively, you can plan a trip to nearby entertainment attractions like Spookers and the Amazing Maze 'n Maize (both 12 kilometres from Pukekohe).


Situated on North Island Main Truk Railway system, Pukekohe is also the southernmost rail station of the suburban rail network of Auckland. The rail system takes travellers to Pukekohe from Auckland every day via the Silver Fern railcars. Book car rental in Pukekohe before arriving so your vehicle will be ready for your arrival.

Waka Pacific operate buses throughout Pukekohe, so for tourists on a tight budget, buses are always the cheapest form of transport, however they do not operate to all areas, so if you wish to explore the region, car hire is highly advisable.

The nearest airport to Pukekohe is Auckland International Airport, located just over 40kms north of Pukekohe. Car rentals are available here from leading international providers Hertz, Europcar, Avis, Budget and Thrifty. For more options, cheaper prices and a greater selection of cars, book online in advance.

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