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Franklin District; your ultimate and  unique destination -

If a district is measured by its range of experiences, then Franklin is the ultimate  lifestyle destination combining relaxed country lifestyles with savvy city style, all just a short drive, south of Auckl​and or north of Hamilton.

The Franklin area, identified by its lush boundaries, features olive groves, vineyards and market gardens, while providing a unique opportunity to taste locally grown and produced foods and wines, many of which are featured on menus around the district, is not defined by boundaries.  Our main town - Pukekohe, is once again the home of  V8 motor racing , with the smell of race fuel adding to the regions excitement in April each year.  

Our diversity is exceptional, ranging from wine tasting, kayaking, fishing, archery, 4WD to enjoying the local markets, cafes and boutique - style shopping, plus our own limestone glow-worm cave and Vintage Railway.

 

 

 

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Waikaretu

Nikau Cave Accommodation

Phone: 09 233 3199

Pukekohe

Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club & Tenpin Bowling

Phone: 09 238 8404

Pukekohe

Franklin Art Centre

 
Franklin Art Centre - Franklin Art Centre is a two gallery exhibition space and shop owned and operated by Auckland Council. The two galleries; the Community Gallery and the New Zealand Steel Gallery show varied programmes of both local and national artists. Thanks to the generous support of New Zealand Steel, these galleries in Franklin: The Centre, Pukekohe, provide a flexible exhibition space with international-standard facilities.

Franklin: The Centre, 12 Massey Ave, Pukekohe
Phone: 09 238 8899

Franklin Art Centre is a two gallery exhibition space and shop owned and operated by Auckland Council. The two galleries; the Community Gallery and the New Zealand Steel Gallery show varied programmes of both local and national artists. Thanks to the generous support of New Zealand Steel, these galleries in Franklin: The Centre, Pukekohe, provide a flexible exhibition space with international-standard facilities.


Glenbrook

Glenbrook Vintage Railway

 
Glenbrook Vintage Railway - Take a nostalgic 15km trip back in time through the beautiful Franklin countryside aboard the lovingly restored steam train on the Glenbrook Vintage Railway.<br />Situated in Glenbrook Station Rd, approximately 8km north of Waiuku, the Railway operates from Labour Weekend through to Queens Birthday Weekend on Sundays and most public holidays. Full details are at www.gvr.co.nz">

Glenbrook Station Road, Glenbrook
Phone: 0508 123 487 (or 09 236 3546 on operating days)

Take a nostalgic 15km trip back in time through the beautiful Franklin countryside aboard the lovingly restored steam train on the Glenbrook Vintage Railway.
Situated in Glenbrook Station Rd, approximately 8km north of Waiuku, the Railway operates from Labour Weekend through to Queens Birthday Weekend on Sundays and most public holidays. Full details are at www.gvr.co.nz"


Waiuku

Waiuku Golf & Squash Club Inc

1 Racecourse Road, Waiuku
Phone: 09 235 9489

Waiuku Golf Club, a picturesque all weather 18-hole mature golf course nestled on the shores of Auckland's Manukau Harbour. The course is located right in the heart of the historic township of Waiuku, just 45 minutes southwest from downtown Auckland


Awhitu Regional Park (ARC)

 
Awhitu Regional Park (ARC) - 20 minute to 3 hour beach/farm walks.  Historic Brook Homestead.  Campsites available. 

Brook Road, Kauritutahi, Awhitu, Franklin District
Phone: 09 303 1530

20 minute to 3 hour beach/farm walks.  Historic Brook Homestead.  Campsites available. 



Beachlands

Energy Experience

Phone: 0800 338326

Bombay

Footbridge Lodge

Phone: 09 236 0510

Waikato Region

Te Aroha

 
Te Aroha - Visit Te Aroha to experience our naturally hot soda spas and warm leisure pools set among the green tree ferns of Mt Te Aroha. Our magnificent mountain is an ever changing backdrop to an historic and vibrant Spa town through which the Waihou River winds its way out to the Firth of Thames.

Te Aroha, Waikato
Phone: 07 884 4498

Visit Te Aroha to experience our naturally hot soda spas and warm leisure pools set among the green tree ferns of Mt Te Aroha. Our magnificent mountain is an ever changing backdrop to an historic and vibrant Spa town through which the Waihou River winds its way out to the Firth of Thames.


Awhitu

Awhitu Golf Club

Phone: 09 2351031

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Drury

Cafe Palazzo & Shed 16

 
Cafe Palazzo & Shed 16 - Tucked off the motorway down Jesmond Rd and nestled amongst the beautiful and tranquil surrounds of the accompanying garden. Cafe Palazzo is a stylish eatery, yet relaxed, and family (and dog!) friendly.<br /> The menu boasts items from creative breakfasts to well-balanced lunches with everything from gourmet omelettes to fettuccine with smoked salmon and sundried tomatoes

64 Jesmond Road, Drury
Phone: 09 294 6687

Tucked off the motorway down Jesmond Rd and nestled amongst the beautiful and tranquil surrounds of the accompanying garden. Cafe Palazzo is a stylish eatery, yet relaxed, and family (and dog!) friendly.
The menu boasts items from creative breakfasts to well-balanced lunches with everything from gourmet omelettes to fettuccine with smoked salmon and sundried tomatoes


Karaka

St. Margarets Cafe

Phone: 09 2927536

Pukekohe

Café Berne

Phone: 09 238 5522

Pukekohe

Coffee Time Cafe

Phone: 09 238 7787

Pukekohe

Mocca Cafe

Phone: 09 238 1645

Bombay

Autobahn Cafe' Bombay

Phone: 09 236 0060

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