Genuine scale
Perfectly located
With direct access to over half of New Zealand’s population and a world of opportunity

New Zealand’s premium logistics and industrial hub – opening in early 2022

Work where it matters. Join the serious players at Ruakura.


Ruakura is poised to become one of New Zealand’s most sought after destinations. Anchored at the nexus of the golden triangle and connected by road and rail, Ruakura is being purpose built to create New Zealand’s largest integrated commercial hub. Central to the development is a 30ha inland port operated in joint venture with Ports of Tauranga Ltd (POTL), to be surrounded by a 375ha industrial and logistics park with a mix of uses curated to help businesses thrive.

Ruakura will be the premium logistics and industrial hub in the North Island for smart, market leading businesses, offering supply chain resilience and sustainability advantages including advanced protection of the neighbouring land, waterways and ecosystem.



Ruakura, a destination for change.

Located at the nexus of the golden triangle, Ruakura will offer a level of connectivity that will radically change the capability of your supply chain. From the outset – Ruakura has been designed to efficiently access over 50% of New Zealand’s population and our two largest seaports for same-day delivery via road and rail.

At the core of the development is a 30ha inland port, which will provide direct access to the East Coast Main Trunk line. The port will be operated by joint-venture partner Port of Tauranga linking Ruakura to their Metroport in Auckland and Sulphur Point seaport in Tauranga, via an established schedule of 86 efficient cargo train movements each week. 

Running adjacent to the development and directly connected by a new arterial road is the soon to be completed Waikato Expressway, a dual carriageway running between Auckland and Cambridge.

The long-term, strategic partnership with POTL guarantees direct access to New Zealand’s largest  port with the biggest range of shipping services into and out-of the country.  Currently handling over 1.2m TEU p.a., Port of Tauranga has capital plans in place to ultimately grow their throughput to 3.0 TEU per annum., more than double their current capacities.

Ruakura, through our partnership with POTL, will be the most optimally connected inland port in New Zealand for international and domestic movements.



Grow without boundaries

Ruakura is a carefully master planned logistics and industrial hub that has the scale to cater for your short, medium, and long-term growth ambitions, allowing you the freedom to plan with certainty and drive productivity.


New Zealand’s largest inland city

Situated on the eastern fringe of Hamilton city, Ruakura is destined to become an integral part of the Waikato region. Hamilton is an innovative and fast-growing city that continues to evolve into a modern metropolis. Traditionally known for its high-tech manufacturing, tertiary education, and research sectors, Hamilton now plays host to a burgeoning tech industry and tourism sector.

With an economy of $8.5b, great infrastructure and continuing private and crown investment – Hamilton is a city well positioned for future growth. Residents are a young, smart and friendly bunch who are regularly welcoming newcomers to the city as the fight in other main cities for affordable housing and a better quality of life continues to gather momentum. For new arrivals, Hamilton offers; culture, cuisine, riverside walks and wide array of national and international events.

Hamilton at a glance

– Population of 169,00 (Hamilton City)
– Population of 468,000 (Waikato Region)
– A youthful population with around half the residents under 30
– Located at the centre of the North Island roading network
– Business continuity – Low natural hazard risk
– Lifestyle
– Knowledge – home to a number of tertiary institutions and science research facilities.



A curated mix of work and life

With a mix of uses planned across the 480ha site, Ruakura is being carefully curated to create a community where people come to live, work and play. The commercial precinct will consist of industrial, logistics and office users that will connect seamlessly with Hamilton’s newest neighbourhood of mixed density houses, shops, restaurants, cafes, community and amenity retail, parks and open spaces.

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So, if you are looking for somewhere to

Manufacture | Store | Distribute

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