Looking for that next weekend away and want to do something interesting and different? Come to Franklin, just 45 mins from the CBD and experience sports, culture, history, adventure, luxury and nature all in an easy drive of one another.  Start your weekend with a round of 9 holes at Pukekohe or Maxwell’s Golf Resort. 

Why not wine and dine in luxury farmstay glamping, B&B, or visit our historic hotel famous for its dinosaur steaks, often with live music or bring your motorhome or stay at the backpackers for an early start skydiving.   Or visit Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park for go-karting, a fabulous cafe, the Mad Mike Deere Madlab, the Bruce McLaren Heritage Centre or rev it up doing some hotlaps! 

 While you are here, check out the Mt William Walkway for the most incredible views over the district. See where the Maori land wars began and travel through rolling limestone countryside to experience dirt biking and one of the best glowworm caves in New Zealand.


Day 1: Pukekohe Golf Club, Maxwell’s Golf Resort, Mercer Airfield & Backpackers, Luxury Under Canvas Glamping,

Day 2: Hot Laps, Go Karts, Madlab, Bruce McLaren Heritage Centre, Sky Diving, Araroa Vineyard, Rangiriri Hotel, Rangiriri Pa, Mt William Walkway

Day 3: Dirt Biking, Nikau Cave and Cafe