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 we are Franklin Country
 
 
 
 
bringing Auckland South and Waikato North together, with city savvy and country charm
........there is more to Franklin than you know...........

Welcome

 

 Come and visit us here in Franklin Country and see the wonderful array of surprises that 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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Pukekohe East
Awaawaroa Alpacas

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


Waikato Region

Te Aroha

Phone: 07 884 4498

Pukekohe

Library Pukekohe

 
Library Pukekohe - Books | Magazines | CDs | DVDs | Audio Books | Internet | Faxing | Photocopying | Franklin history | Children's programmes | Housebound services

Franklin: The Centre, Massey Avenue, Pukekohe
Phone: 09 237 0040

Books | Magazines | CDs | DVDs | Audio Books | Internet | Faxing | Photocopying | Franklin history | Children's programmes | Housebound services


Pokeno

Mount William Walkway

Bombay - Pokeno

Take a walk through some of our local farmland on the Mt William walkway. From the summit (369 metres) views extend from the West Coast to the Firth of Thames


Beachlands

Energy Experience

Phone: 0800 338326

Glenbrook
Brookside Alpacas

Hobbiton - movie set and farm tours

Phone: 07 888 9913 1167 Fenton Street Rotorua 07 348 0711

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"


Kingseat

Spookers Haunted Attractions

 
Spookers Haunted Attractions - Spookers is a live entertainment experience in which the victims(you!) move through theatrically themed Haunted Houses, and outdoor environments populated by sets, props and live scare-actors.  As you walk through the experiences you will encounter visual, tactile, and sound effects intended to scare the yell out of you.

833 Kingseat Road, Karaka
Phone: 09 291 9002

Spookers is a live entertainment experience in which the victims(you!) move through theatrically themed Haunted Houses, and outdoor environments populated by sets, props and live scare-actors. As you walk through the experiences you will encounter visual, tactile, and sound effects intended to scare the yell out of you.


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Pukekohe

Counties Function Centre

222-250 Manukau Road, Pukekohe

Counties Function Centre is situated in Pukekohe Park, home to the Counties Racing Club and the internationally renown motor racing track, Pukekohe Park. Conveniently located 45 minutes from the Auckland CBD and 30 minutes from Auckland Airport. Counties Function Centre is your ideal location.


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

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