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Welcome to Franklin Country

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.  This year we have TWO campgrounds on offer so look for the information on our Features page!

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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Kingseat

Spookers Haunted Attractions

Phone: 09 291 9002


Pukekohe

Pioneer Memorial Cottage

Roulston Park, Cnr East & Stadium Drive, Pukekohe

Built in 1859 by John Martyn and garrisoned British troops during the Maori War of 1863. Furnished throughout with item of the period. Located in Roulston Park, cnr East St and Stadium Drive, Pukekohe.


Tuakau & District Museum

 
Tuakau & District Museum - Historical information about Tuakau and surrounding districts.Situated on Liverpool Street and open on Sundays 1pm - 3.30pm or by arrangement, ph 09 236 8403.

Liverpool St, (Old Tuakau Post Office), Tuakau
Phone: 09 236 8403

Historical information about Tuakau and surrounding districts.Situated on Liverpool Street and open on Sundays 1pm - 3.30pm or by arrangement, ph 09 236 8403.



Glenbrook

New Zealand Steel

Phone: 09 375 8111 or 09 235 3535 ext 5169

Glenbrook

Glenbrook Vintage Railway

 
Glenbrook Vintage Railway - A rail enthusiasts' heaven! Hop aboard lovingly restored and maintained steam engine train for a journey into yesteryear. Situated in the picturesque Franklin countryside on Glenbrook Station Road, (about 9km from Waiuku), the railway operates from Labour Weekend through to Queen's Birthday, on Sundays and most public holidays.

Glenbrook Station Road, Glenbrook
Phone: 09 236 3546

A rail enthusiasts' heaven! Hop aboard lovingly restored and maintained steam engine train for a journey into yesteryear. Situated in the picturesque Franklin countryside on Glenbrook Station Road, (about 9km from Waiuku), the railway operates from Labour Weekend through to Queen's Birthday, on Sundays and most public holidays.


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.


Waikaretu

Nikau Cave & Cafe

 
Nikau Cave & Cafe - Nikau Cave is less than 90 minutes drive southwest of Auckland, New Zealand, and has thousands of glowworms and amazing formations, but no crowds.

Waikaretu
Phone: 09 233 3199

Nikau Cave is less than 90 minutes drive southwest of Auckland, New Zealand, and has thousands of glowworms and amazing formations, but no crowds.


Hunua

Hunua Parkland Information

Phone: 09 303 1530

Displays explaining the physical features of Franklin District.
Hunua Ranges (17,462 hectares) and Waharau (238 hectares)
Walking, camping and picnicing opportunities, beautiful Hunua Falls. Mountain bike tracks, walking tracks. 


Ramarama

Maxwell's Golf Retreat

 
Maxwell's Golf Retreat - A 9 hole golf course with Kaye Maxwell's coaching academy, function and meetings venue and bar facilities open Tuesdays to Sundays, also Mondays of long weekends

205B Ingram Road, Ramarama
Phone: 09 236 0911

A 9 hole golf course with Kaye Maxwell's coaching academy, function and meetings venue and bar facilities open Tuesdays to Sundays, also Mondays of long weekends


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


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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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