Pokeno Tourism

Pokeno is a small town (615 households) in the Waikato District of the Waikato Region in New Zealand, 53 km (33 mi) southeast of Auckland, 9 km (5.6 mi) from Tuakau and 5 km (3.1 mi) from Mercer. State Highway 1 originally ran through the town, but the upgrading of the highway in 1992 to expressway standards mean that the town has been bypassed. Pokeno was an important site during the New Zealand Wars of the 19th century, being the site of the Queen's Redoubt, a major colonial military headquarters. The redoubt was an important southern fortification on the Great South Road, built by Governor George Edward Grey to transport troops for the Invasion of the Waikato. The Pokeno Railway Station on the Waikato section of the North Island Main Trunk Line was opened in 1875, but was closed in 1973 to passengers and in 1980 to goods. Work on the proposed Paeroa–Pokeno Line commenced in 1938 and whilst approximately 13 km of earthworks were completed at each end, the proposal was halted due to World War 2 and was not resumed following the war and was abandoned. Construction of a large Yashili dairy factory started in 2013, but opening was delayed in 2015.


Find crucial information and trip planning details about Pokeno, which is a city in New Zealand. After your splendid visit to Pokeno, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Raglan. Attractions in Raglan include Waiheke Island, Sky Tower, Devonport. Also, to reach Pokeno, you'll have to take a flight to Raglan; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Pokeno can generally be of 1-2 days.

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