Franklin District

If a district is measured by its range of experiences, then Franklin is the ultimate  lifestyle destination combining relaxed country living with savvy city style, all just a short drive, south of Auckland.

Traditionally Franklin has supplied the Auckland region with fresh produce and today market gardens still remain a feature of the district's landscapes.

The district is also home to a wide number of events both motor sport and art, horse racing and vintage, to the traditional A & P show, equestrian events, Antiques and Collectable Shows and, on a weekly basis, the Franklin Country Markets at Pukekohe and Pokeno. With so much to offer, it is easy to see why Franklin Country is fast becoming the lifestyle destination of choice.

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Glenbrook Vintage Railway

Take a nostalgic 15km STEAM TRAIN RIDE through beautiful rural Franklin countryside to historic Waiuku.

Great Christmas Winter Wonderland

Waiuku Christmas Display - A Winter Wonderland in Waiuku

30th November to the 24th December
10am to 8pm

The Kentish Hotel

New Zealand’s longest running Hotel and home to Molly’s Restaurant. Come and stay the weekend and experience a slice of real NZ history. A warm welcome and cold beer are waiting.

Waiuku Museum

Houses a fascinating collection of Maori and Colonial settler artefacts: World War One and Two memorabilia: many other interesting displays showing the unique history of Waiuku.

Wrights Watergardens & Water Garden Function Centre

Seven acres of ponds, gardens and pathways surround the 30 foot mauku waterfall and stream. These gardens are unique and a kalaidascope of colour when the lotus and waterlilies are blooming during the summer months.

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