Guidebook for Auckland

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Guidebook for Auckland

Food Scene

Along Ormiston road between Murphys road & Te Irriangi Drive take away food options & pac n save supermartket
Ormiston Road
Along Ormiston road between Murphys road & Te Irriangi Drive take away food options & pac n save supermartket
Iconic American donut shop, only one in NZ just down the road
Krispy Kreme
3 Ronwood Ave
Iconic American donut shop, only one in NZ just down the road
Large complex with approx 10-12 different restaurants/cafes/eating establishments. Also has an up market butcher, fruit shop, small delicatessen for finer quality harder to find items... great for "foodies"
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Ponsonby Central
136-146 Ponsonby Rd
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Large complex with approx 10-12 different restaurants/cafes/eating establishments. Also has an up market butcher, fruit shop, small delicatessen for finer quality harder to find items... great for "foodies"

Everything Else

Main Manukau centre has food, supermarket, petrol stations, bannks, westfield shopping centre, medical centre,trains/buses, movies, rainbows end park essentially everything you will need 3 min drive away from house.
Manukau City Centre
Main Manukau centre has food, supermarket, petrol stations, bannks, westfield shopping centre, medical centre,trains/buses, movies, rainbows end park essentially everything you will need 3 min drive away from house.

Parks & Nature

Almost directly opposite house, large regional park with plenty of walking tracks & views back over manuaku harbour from the top
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Totara Park
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Almost directly opposite house, large regional park with plenty of walking tracks & views back over manuaku harbour from the top
Beautiful botanic gardens with lots of walks, as well as a cafe
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Auckland Botanical Gardens
102 Hill Road
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Beautiful botanic gardens with lots of walks, as well as a cafe
Great flat, protected beach for family swimming/picnics, a couple of restaurants, cafes, take away place. Can get extremely busy on weekends during warmer season. Great drive through farmland & coast viewing the pale blue waters of the outer Auckland Harbour. Approx 30 min drive from house
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Maraetai
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Great flat, protected beach for family swimming/picnics, a couple of restaurants, cafes, take away place. Can get extremely busy on weekends during warmer season. Great drive through farmland & coast viewing the pale blue waters of the outer Auckland Harbour. Approx 30 min drive from house
Black sand beach, great walks, gannet colony
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피하
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Black sand beach, great walks, gannet colony
beautiful falls, hiking tracks
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Hunua Falls
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beautiful falls, hiking tracks
beach/park for picnics, water fountain. great views out to rangitoto volcanic island in the Auckland harbour
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Mission Bay
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beach/park for picnics, water fountain. great views out to rangitoto volcanic island in the Auckland harbour

Entertainment & Activities

www.eventcinema.co.nz
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Event Cinemas Manukau
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www.eventcinema.co.nz
NZ only Amuzement park, with special area for the little ones called kidz kingdom.
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Rainbow's End
2 Clist Cres
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NZ only Amuzement park, with special area for the little ones called kidz kingdom.
Climb Aucklands bridge, or be brave & bungy jump off it
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Auckland Bridge Climb and Bungy
105 Curran St
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Climb Aucklands bridge, or be brave & bungy jump off it
Hoyts cinemas with gold glass premium cinema experience
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HOYTS Cinemas
286 Mount Wellington Hwy
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Hoyts cinemas with gold glass premium cinema experience
let the kids burn off energy, at NZ largest indoor climbing facility
Clip 'N Climb
610 Dominion Rd
let the kids burn off energy, at NZ largest indoor climbing facility
great place for kids to burn energy on a rainy day. HUge indoor trampoline park
GravityNZ
5 Ronwood Ave
great place for kids to burn energy on a rainy day. HUge indoor trampoline park
indoor playland for younger kids
Chipmunks Playland & Cafe Pakūranga
241 Ti Rakau Dr
indoor playland for younger kids
Aucklands motor and transport museum, step back in time to a bye gone era of NZ history
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Museum of Transport and Technology
805 Great North Rd
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Aucklands motor and transport museum, step back in time to a bye gone era of NZ history
NZ only under water aquarium, see fish & penguins... NZ antarctic exploration display
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Kelly Tarltons
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NZ only under water aquarium, see fish & penguins... NZ antarctic exploration display

Essentials

large discounted style supermarket
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PAK'nSAVE Ormiston
240 Ormiston Rd
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large discounted style supermarket
supermarket I use when we lived in house, large, well organised & always had everything. In little complex with other stores like, mad butcher, hollywood bakery, bakers delight, westpac bank. Also wonderfully family run chemist will help if not wanting to go to dr.
Countdown Manukau
652 Great South Rd
supermarket I use when we lived in house, large, well organised & always had everything. In little complex with other stores like, mad butcher, hollywood bakery, bakers delight, westpac bank. Also wonderfully family run chemist will help if not wanting to go to dr.

Drinks & Nightlife

Plenty of bars/restaurant options most with great views over the Viaduct Basin Marina (Location of previous & up coming americas cup)
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Viaduct Basin
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Plenty of bars/restaurant options most with great views over the Viaduct Basin Marina (Location of previous & up coming americas cup)

Arts & Culture

medium sized loca famers market on a sunday morning, stall holders selling fresh veggies, produce & food.. coffe & often live music. Often petting zoo for kids as well.
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Clevedon Farmers Market
107 Monument Rd
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medium sized loca famers market on a sunday morning, stall holders selling fresh veggies, produce & food.. coffe & often live music. Often petting zoo for kids as well.
private collection of amazing sculpture & art set in lovely manicured gardens
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Sculptureum
40 Omaha Flats Rd
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private collection of amazing sculpture & art set in lovely manicured gardens
catch a show/concert/opera/ballet while in town
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Aotea Centre
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catch a show/concert/opera/ballet while in town
located in the beautiful Auckland domain, learn about NZ & Aucklands history, also war memorial.
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Auckland War Memorial Museum
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located in the beautiful Auckland domain, learn about NZ & Aucklands history, also war memorial.