Kahawai Point will be a magical place for neighbours and friends. The area itself is a place to be explored and enjoyed with such a stunning stretch of coastline offering numerous diversions.
Indulge in your love for boating, swimming, kayaking, fishing, for walking, photography or watercolours, or simply sharing a view.
Close by Kahawai Point has an abundance of amenity. Down the road a piece is the charming historical village of Waiuku. Offering plentiful day to day shopping and entertainment it’s boasts the historic Kentish Hotel, a pub design to while away a late afternoon over a long lunch.
Pukekohe a modern growing vibrant hub in the heart of Franklin is an easy 20 minute drive away. Here you will be spoilt for choice with its many cafes, bars and restaurants as well as providing all the essentials.
Another, 20 minutes away to the west is the stunning black sands of Kariotahi Beach. The patrolled ocean beach is a haven for year round board riders and summer swimmers.
Within 20 kms you have access to many different delights both leisure and essentials.
Close to South Auckland campus life, these great tertiary facilities are available for those who are studying or wanting to study while still living the coastal dream.
This area will give the perfect start for a young family, with more than 15 pre-schools, Primary and high schools in close proximity including the local schools of Glenbrook primary and Waiuku College just a short drive away.
Leisure and Sports Grounds
The central sporting hub of Franklin is Pukekohe, featuring, soccer, hockey and rugby fields, Growers rugby stadium, netball & tennis centres, 2 swimming facilities and many gyms. Pukekohe Raceway is world famous for many events including the V8 Supercars, or a day/night at the horse races.
Commuting to the city and surrounds is made easy by regular trains and buses that run from Pukekohe as well as buses from Waiuku town centre. A proposed rail station at Paerata will add to the existing station at Pukekohe for those who wish to commute to work by rail.
Wrights Water Gardens
Featuring the Mauku waterfall, you will experience the pleasure of being in picturesque surroundings with many lily filled ponds and winding paths. This makes for a good family day out not far from home.
With the development of Karaka Harbourside, this small country area has become a vibrant and exclusive neighbourhood. And with the recent introduction of Urban Soul Café and other amenities at the shopping complex, this is now a hub for surrounding areas.
Famous for being one of Auckland best kept secrets, this stunning coastal region features beautiful white sand swimming beaches. A 4o minute drive from home, this area is well known for bush walks, the Light House, and lovely sunsets.
A local mecca for water sports providing a fun day out on the water with friends and family. The river offers fun and enjoyment for all ages; take a picnic and enjoy what it has to offer.
Calendula Cottage Cafe Glenbrook | A family friendly café featuring an acre of grounds with wonderful gardens to explore.
Castaways, Kariotahi Beach | Stunning views, accommodation, day spa and restaurant, what more do you need.
The Village, Patumahoe | A casual dining experience with a great vibe, a great place to catch up with friends or have a nice family dinner out, in the lovely settlement of Patumahoe.
The Butchers Shop Café, Patumahoe | What used to be the old local butchers shop, is now a cute quiet café. The perfect place to grab lunch or a takeaway coffee.
Ed Street, Pukekohe | Located in the old Pukekohe Fire Station, this bar and restaurant is a fun and great entertaining space, with live bands and really good food.
Smart Bar, Pukekohe | For those who want to party the night away, Smart Bar is Pukekohe’s late night venue. With a large dance floor and delicious cocktails, this makes for a memorable night.
Monarch, Pukekohe | This corner bar and restaurant offers a fine dining experience in the heart of Pukekohe. Well known for its exceptional menus and service, this place will be sure to please.
Urban Soul, Karaka | On the way North, be sure to stop in at this modern café located in the new Karaka shopping centre. It offers contemporary casual dining in a fresh upbeat environment.
Braccu, Bombay | Located in the Bombay Hills, this absolutely stunning restaurant and venue space takes fine dining to the next level. Nestled amongst the Simunovich Olive Estate creating the picture perfect backdrop of olive trees and rolling green hills, this is one of those really special spots.
Sylvia’s Sunset Beach Café, Port Waikato | Port Waikato is a great destination for a Sunday drive with its untouched coast and patrolled surf beach. A recent addition to the coastline is this boutique café transformed from an old Fish & Chip shop by Chef Sylvia Dwen with a ‘River Cottage’ ethos of traceable cuisine.