Quality Hotel Parnell
20 Gladstone Road
Phone: (64) 9 3033789
Fax: (64) 9 3773309
Beauty & Spas
The Olympic Fitness Centre offers the most complete fitness experience in Auckland. A fully renovated pool complex, Olympic includes a large weight room, morning till late exercise classes, Olympic size pool, steam, sauna and spa, plus swim and scuba lessons for the more adventurous. A visit to the complex can be complemented with a meal at the on-site café where fresh juices are a specialty. Childcare is available as well, plus massage. Parking is not a problem with facilities available next door.
Right in the centre of Auckland city you'll find Soi, a small and super stylish salon employing some of New Zealand's most highly sought-after hairdressers. The salon places an emphasis on modern, cutting edge styling and new techniques, but clients from all backgrounds will have their needs met to their maximum advantage. Stylists Richard Kavanagh and Paul Dean share a wide range of awards and fashion experience between them, whilst on site colourists are among the best in their field. Bookings are essential. You'll easily find Soi next to the New Auckland Art Gallery.
One of Auckland's most famous historic buildings, the Tepid Baths was taken over and renovated two years ago by the YMCA to great effect. They now offer a comprehensive swim school and fitness centre on the premises, with classes varying from aqua-aerobics to yoga and everything in between. Monthly memberships can be purchased. There is also a small cafe and beauty salon on the premises.
Situated within the city, this club offers the definitive schedule of aerobic classes: over 125 per week. The gym enthusiast will not be disappointed with the collection of weight machines, treadmills, bikes and rowers. Opening early and closing late, the club is large enough to accommodate busy peak hour traffic. Les Mills is a trendy complex catering to broad fitness needs with the obligatory childcare, cafe, sunbeds, personal trainers and massage. The club serves a large clientele with beautiful bodies abounding.
One of New Zealand's leading health and fitness centres for women, Contours provides top facilities and professional services. Available is a comprehensive schedule of exercise classes including stretch and yoga. A friendly, feminine environment, Contours has an atmosphere of dedicated seriousness. This facility has enjoyed success and popularity with its tailored approach to meeting the needs of women. Childcare, massage and personal trainers available. Check the website for the training schedule.
A compact gym specializing in weight machines with programs tailored to individual needs. Also available are aerobic and stretch classes. With a desirable position just meters from Auckland's waterfront in scenic St Heliers, this gym meets the needs of those appreciating the recreational facilities of the harbor front, but needing the requirements of a gym.
Set in the heart of East Auckland's suburbs, this complex specializes in water sports. With an Olympic size pool, children's pool and separate pool for instruction, a visit is enjoyable with friendly staff and off street parking. Swimmers from the area train at this facility so be prepared for waves and splashing at peak hours. A fully equipped weight room with treadmills and rowing machines, plus aerobic and yoga classes, round out the 'G.I.' experience. To relax after a hard workout, spa, steam and sauna are also available, as well as sun beds, massage and personal trainers.
Just a few minutes north of Orewa is the fantastic Waiwera Thermal Resort, a hot springs complex with pools of various temperatures and depths as well as exciting water slides and private pools. Waiwera is a great family destination with good facilities and plenty of food and refreshments available. Further to the north is the beautiful Wenderholm Regional Park.
This steamy complex has a range of thermal pools with shallow areas for children, hydroslides for action and private spa pools for a quiet soak. There is also a café, a video arcade and barbecue/picnic areas. Aquatic Park is available for private functions, catering for groups from 30-200. Campground accommodation, has caravan and tent sites, and the tariff includes use of kitchen, laundry and ablution facilities as well as unlimited use of the pools.