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Bombay / Pokeno / Mercer

Bombay / Pokeno / Mercer

A Taste of Rural New Zealand
Bombay, Pokeno and Mercer - click to expandAs you travel south from Auckland, friendly country villages along State Highway One welcome travellers with tempting food options, local produce and craft stores.

Bombay is home to New Zealand's largest olive estate, producing award-winning olive oil and skin care products and features an excellent restaurant.

Pokeno is a favourite stop known for its generous servings of icecream, its locally produced bacon and sausages and friendly country village atmosphere.

Mercer, beside the Waikato with its Dutch cheese shop is a 'must do' in any itinerary. 

One of New Zealand's best golf courses offering outstanding views of the Franklin country-side is located in Bombay along with great accommodation providing a superb introduction to the Franklin Country experience.

Bracu Restaurant
GolfMax
FranklinCountry00024
Mercer Cheese
Donna's pictures of Franklin
Mohair 3

Accommodation

Ramarama

Maxwell's Golf and Accommodation

 
Maxwell's Golf and Accommodation  - Now available for the V8's from 22nd April 2014. Enjoy staying in your own private country homestead. Walk out the door and enjoy a game or a walk on the 9 hole golf course set among 20 acres of landscaping and gardens. <br />

Ingram Road, Ramarama
Phone: 09 236 0911

Now available for the V8's from 22nd April 2014. Enjoy staying in your own private country homestead. Walk out the door and enjoy a game or a walk on the 9 hole golf course set among 20 acres of landscaping and gardens.


Bombay

Heathfield Farm

Phone: 09 236 0136

Bombay

Green Hill Farm Stay

Phone: 09 236 0945

Pokeno

Pokeno Motel

Phone: 09 236 2003



Ramarama
The Country Inn



Bombay
Moya Lodge


Bombay
Six Acres


Pukekawa
Kereru Farmstay

Services

Pukekohe

White Rose Cars

Phone: 09 238 9728

private hire taxi service providing first class and affordable service to the Franklin area, with 6 vehicles including one adapted to carry a wheelchair in front, next to the driver. A 24 /7 service available to all with drivers fully licenced, police checked and with First Aid qualifications


Tuakau

Grahams Franklin Funeral Services Ltd

West St Tuakau
Phone: 09-2368919

Grahams Funeral Services have been caring for families in our community since 1935 and strive to help you arrange and facilitate a meaningful farewell for the person who has died. We will provide professional caring advice and options to suit your choice of service for a burial or cremation. We have facilities and funeral directors in Tuakau, Pukekohe and Waiuku


Bombay

Country Bark and Bath

 
Country Bark and Bath - Country Bark & Bath is a grooming salon with heart, bringing comfort and care in the heart of Bombay serving the local community.<br /><br />We endeavor to be more than a grooming salon and have created an environment fostering a bonding connection between the groomer and your furry family member.

87 Lowry Road RD 1 Bombay Auckland 2675
Phone: 092360141

Country Bark & Bath is a grooming salon with heart, bringing comfort and care in the heart of Bombay serving the local community.

We endeavor to be more than a grooming salon and have created an environment fostering a bonding connection between the groomer and your furry family member.


Pukekohe

Barfoot and Thompson Real Estate

 
Barfoot and Thompson Real Estate - Team Cussen - We make buying and selling easy!!

Phone: 09 237 3101

Team Cussen - We make buying and selling easy!!


Pokeno

Beaver Road Pet Motel

Phone: 09 236 0661

Bombay

NAKED Coach

Phone: 09 2360 670

Bombay

Ian Grayson Painting

Phone: 09 236 0126






Clarks Beach
Micronet Services Ltd


Pokeno
A1 Homes




Dining

Bombay

Autobahn Cafe' Bombay

Phone: 09 236 0060

Bombay
Bracu

Ramarama
The Country Inn

Shop

Pukekohe

Palms Aged Care

100 - 106 Harris St. Pukekohe
Phone: 09 237 3888


Mercer

Mercer Cheese

Roose Road, Mercer
Phone: 09 232 6778 

Bouquet cheese makers. Taste delicious Dutch cheeses. Well stocked specialist Dutch Deli.
Winner 2009 New Zealand Champion of Champions Award.


Pukekohe

Franklin Markets @ Pukekohe, Pokeno and Huntly

Phone: 09 2388831 or 021 2303172


Pukekohe East
Sari-sari Wellness Store


Pukekohe
The Garden Lady

Community

Pokeno

Pokeno Primary School

54 Pokeno Road, Pokeno
Phone: 09 2336108

Pokeno School still maintains the country ambience and is reflected in those who attend and support the school, the warmth, the attitude and acceptance of who we are.


Pukekohe

Palms Aged Care and Rest Home

 
Palms Aged Care and Rest Home - We are a spacious purpose built 60 bed Rest Home, 23 bed Aged Care Hospital, privately owned, surrounded by a 31-unit Village and 5 serviced apartments.<br /><br />We are located in the residential area of Pukekohe, in the Franklin District. We are in a handy position to town, a local large food store, and on the bus route.<br /><br />

100 - 106 Harris Street, Pukekohe
Phone: 09 237 3888

We are a spacious purpose built 60 bed Rest Home, 23 bed Aged Care Hospital, privately owned, surrounded by a 31-unit Village and 5 serviced apartments.

We are located in the residential area of Pukekohe, in the Franklin District. We are in a handy position to town, a local large food store, and on the bus route.


Auckland Region

Maori Support Services - Ruakura Hauora O Tainui

Phone: (09) 263 8040

Raukura Hauora O Tainui is an iwi Charitable Trust founded in 1991 on the aspirations of King Tawhiao, the dream of Princess Te Puea Herangi and legacy of the late Dame Te Arikinui Te Atairangikaahu to reclaim the health and wellbeing of the Tainui people. Today, Raukura Hauora O Tainui continues to pursue this goal under the leadership of our King Te Arikinui Tuheitia Paki, delivering health services to Tamaki and Waikato regions.
Services: -
Addictions Services
Community Health Services
Dental Services
Medical Clinics
Mental Health Services


Bombay
Bombay School

Mercer
Mercer School

Experience

Pokeno

The Queen's Redoubt

Pokeno Road, Pokeno

Queen's Redoubt, Pokeno, is an historic place of great importance with the New Zealand Wars marking a huge change in the history of this country. The key campaign was the struggle for the Waikato and the Queen's Redoubt was the launching pad for the July 1863 British invasion, which began the Waikato War.


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


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


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.



Pokeno

Hitchen Road Vineyard

Phone: 09 233 6722

Maramarua

Maramarua Golf Club

Phone: 09 232 5702

Bombay

Footbridge Lodge

Phone: 09 236 0510

Bombay

Alpaca Box