Local Attractions

Eden Park: 20 min. walking distance

Eden Park is New Zealand’s largest stadium. Our rich sporting and social history, and our international profile, is unmatched by any other stadium in the country.

Eden Park has been in existence as a sports ground since 1900. It began its life as a swamp, but by 1914 the ground was drained and turned into two ovals.

The Park became the home of Auckland Cricket in 1910. The Auckland Rugby Union leased the Park in 1914, officially making Eden Park its home in 1925.

In 1926 a Trust was set up that provided for a group of Trustees to manage Eden Park primarily for the benefit of Auckland Cricket and Auckland Rugby.

 

Western Springs: 10 min. walking distance

The lake is a refuge for the native orea (eel), who can be seen trailing the swans and ducks. Along with the birds, the orea are tame and can be coaxed to take food. The eels are an original part of the cultural and ecological heritage of Western Springs Lake – a fact that is reflected in the lake’s Māori name ‘Te Wai Orea’, which means ‘waters of the eel’.

Around the shores and wetlands, wild fowl including native Pukeko, Teal, Australian Coot and Shovelers can be freely viewed amongst regenerating native plants, wide-open lawns, gardens, water gardens and water lilies.

 

MOTAT: 10 min.walking distance

MOTAT is New Zealand’s largest transport, technology and social history museum. Spread across 40 acres, MOTAT will take you on an interactive journey to explore and discover the achievements that have helped shape New Zealand, from the 1800s to today.

Explore our extensive collection of objects, telling stories about New Zealand aviation, printing, rail, road transport, steam, military, telecommunications and trams. Interact with our challenge zone, mirror maze, tactile dome and Voyager1 4D simulator. Discover free vintage tram rides, the Victorian Village, Walsh Memorial Library, educational trails and guided tours. Experience changing exhibitions, school holiday experiences, unique MOTAT events and live activities (such as steam train rides, Blacksmith forge, pumphouse and beam engine, military rides and more!) – check out our What’s On section for dates and details.

 

Auckland Zoo : 4 min. driving distance

Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand, set in 17 hectares of lush parkland and just five minutes from central Auckland.

There is lots to see and do all year, including eventsanimal encounters,Zoom (behind the scenes) tours and more!

Discover New Zealand’s natural treasures all in once place – at Auckland Zoo’s Te Wao Nui.

Mt Albert aquatic Centre : 10 min. walking distance

We offer:

    • 25m Competition Pool
    • Wave Pool
    • Lazy River
    • Spa
    • Sauna
    • Steam Room
    • SwimMagic Swim School for swimming lessons for babies through to adults
    • Aqua Aerobics Classes
    • Lane Swimming
    • MagicNZ Swimming Academy for competitive and non-competitive swimming

St Lukes Shopping Mall : 10 min. walking distance

There are 173 stores at Westfield St Lukes.

 

YMCA : 2 min. walking distance

YMCA offers fitness, swimming, recreation, childcare, accommodation, sports and camps across the Auckland and Hamilton region. There are 18 centres located from Waiwera to Hamilton, where you and your family can enjoy access to a wide variety of programmes and activities at an affordable price.

 

 Mt Albert War Memorial Hall : 2 min. walking distance

Popular for exhibitions, events and social functions, this large venue is situated next to Rocket Park, Mt Albert Senior Citizens Hall and the Mt Albert Recreation Centre.