Don't Drive By - Linger in Franklin For Your Authentic Kiwi Experience

Welcome to the Franklin district

Because we are so close to Auckland Airport and that you will have to drive through our region to access some of the most famous tourist hotspots and icons, we are often the destination of choice for first and last night stays for air travel visitors.  But many people find that a night or even a weekend is not enough to enjoy this amazing district. 

Particularly since Covid 19, the Franklin District has become a destination in its own right for local and domestic visitors from Auckland, Hamilton or other parts of New Zealand.  

Wherever you are from, we look forward to welcoming you very soon.  

Whether it is action activities, fun amusements, relaxing coastlines, wild surf, golf, sophisticated wining and dining, walking, mountain biking, motorsports, or simple pleasures, whatever you are seeking, we have it all right here less than 45 minutes from Auckland.

Catering for all types of traveller, we have accommodation for backpackers, motorhomers, walkers, corporate travellers in spectacular locations award winning hotels, luxury lodges, cottages and glamping tents.  

We invite you to take a detour next time you are travelling on State Highway 1 or State Highway 2 to enjoy the wonderful opportunities to eat, stay, play and explore Franklin.  Check out our suggested itineraries and videos that give you a sense of what you can experience here.