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where Auckland meets the Waikato with city savvy and country charm

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Come and visit us here in Franklin Country and see what our towns and villages have to offer -  Clevedon; Waiuku; Awhitu; Tuakau; Patumahoe;  Port Waikato; Pukekohe and more!

From our magical Sunset and  Pohutukawa Coasts and iconic historic Lighthouse, to the sounds of racing at Hampton Downs - Franklin Country is tucked between Auckland city's southern and eastern fringes, and Hamilton's northern fringes. This is the ultimate  destination where one is able to combine a relaxed country lifestyle with savvy city style.

The Franklin region 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, but is not defined by boundaries.

The main town of Pukekohe, is once again the home of  V8 motor racing , with the smell of race fuel adding to the regions excitement in November.  

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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Maramarua

Maramarua Golf Club

Phone: 09 232 5702

Karaka

Pukekohe Golf Club

 
Pukekohe Golf Club - Cafe:   Lounge Bar:   Pro Shop  Play at one of Auckland's top golf clubs and one of New Zealand's best championship courses.  New members are welcome for our Junior Academy, 9 hole members, mid week and full playing memberships are available.

654 Karaka Rd, Karaka, Auckland 2578
Phone: 09 294 8822

Cafe: Lounge Bar: Pro Shop Play at one of Auckland's top golf clubs and one of New Zealand's best championship courses. New members are welcome for our Junior Academy, 9 hole members, mid week and full playing memberships are available.


Miranda

Miranda Shorebird Centre

 
Miranda Shorebird Centre - Renowned migratory wading birds from home and abroad.  Unique Wrybill all year round.  Visitor & Natural History Information Centre.  Bunkroom and motel unit accommodation.

East Coast Road, Miranda
Phone: 09 232 2781

Renowned migratory wading birds from home and abroad.  Unique Wrybill all year round.  Visitor & Natural History Information Centre.  Bunkroom and motel unit accommodation.


Pukekohe
Boutique Beauty

Bombay

MartinA Alpacas

 
MartinA Alpacas - High on a hill, 4 kms from the motorway at 354 Paparata Road Bombay in the Franklin district is where we have made our home and where we have our alpacas and shop.<br /><br /><br />

354 Paparata Road, Bombay
Phone: 09-236 0171

High on a hill, 4 kms from the motorway at 354 Paparata Road Bombay in the Franklin district is where we have made our home and where we have our alpacas and shop.



Waiuku

Heritage Trail

Contact: Waiuku Visitor Centre, King Street, Waiuku
Phone: 09 235 8924

Today visitors can follow a Heritage trail through the town and relive the past at the pioneer museum open weekends and public holidays. Nearby the Glenbrook Vintage Railway delights children of all ages on a 12km journey through the countryside.


Glenbrook

Waitangi Falls

 
Waitangi Falls - Phornium tenax or native flax was growing wild abundantly all over this country.  It wasn't long before the early settlers realised it's commercial possibilities and began a flax milling industry providing fibre first of all for rope makers in Britai

Waitangi Falls, Waitangi Falls Rd, off Glenbrook Road

Phornium tenax or native flax was growing wild abundantly all over this country.  It wasn't long before the early settlers realised it's commercial possibilities and began a flax milling industry providing fibre first of all for rope makers in Britai




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.<br />view us on the news -  http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/railwaymen-remembered-glenbrook-video-6117395<br /> 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.
view us on the news - http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/railwaymen-remembered-glenbrook-video-6117395
Full details are at www.gvr.co.nz"


Clarks Beach

Clarks Beach Golf Club

 
Clarks Beach Golf Club - One of the features of our course are the challenging Par 3's.<br />The water views from every green and the magnificent pohutukawa displays in the summer, make this a wonderfully attractive setting, and only 40 minutes from Auckland CBD. Papakura and Pukekohe are only a short 20 minute drive away.<br />We offer catering and bar services, also

100 Stevenson Road, Clarks Beach
Phone: 09 232 1788

One of the features of our course are the challenging Par 3's.
The water views from every green and the magnificent pohutukawa displays in the summer, make this a wonderfully attractive setting, and only 40 minutes from Auckland CBD. Papakura and Pukekohe are only a short 20 minute drive away.
We offer catering and bar services, also



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Drury

Red Shed Palazzo

 
Red Shed Palazzo - 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

Waiuku

The Wild Olive

Phone: 09 235 0360

Bombay

Autobahn Cafe' Bombay

Phone: 09 236 0060

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