Quality Hotel Lincoln Green
159 Lincoln Road
Phone: (64) 9 8387006
Fax: (64) 9 8374447
159 Lincoln Road, Auckland, NZ, 0610
- Phone: (64) 9 8387006
- Fax: (64) 9 8374447
Trusts Stadium has got it all - sporting events, concerts, conventions, rock-climbing, you name it. Opened in 2004, Trusts has grown to become New Zealand's prime venue for all the above events & activities and much more. The stadium also houses the Momentum Health & Fitness Centre. Several sports teams, including the Trusts Diamonds call Trusts their home. Check out their hot website to see what many activities to indulge in and what or who's playing.
With eight locations and a mobile library service available, there are plenty of opportunities to spend a few hours relaxing and reading in these quiet, well-resourced libraries. The Henderson branch has a dedicated children's section, with story time on some weekday mornings. The resources available to families extend to games and puzzles as well as a range of bi-lingual stories and those written by local authors. The library collection includes audio books, large print titles, magazines, music, videos and even car manuals. The librarians are helpful and knowledgeable. Free membership is available to residents of Waitakere City and all children who attend school in the area.
Get the adrenalin pumping, with the thrill and excitement of Paintball, a full-on team-sport, for rookie and experienced thrill-seekers alike. Opposing teams clash in skirmishes like 'Capture the Flag' or 'Storm the Bunker'. A great Corporate team-building activity, or an exciting action-packed activity for a group of friends. Actions provide the best quality equipment for hire, ensuring all players are on equal footing when the game begins. Wear sturdy footwear and robust clothing covering arms and legs. Overalls can be hired.
The Avondale Jockey Club holds its monthly meet here. Exact times and dates vary. At those times you can take a punt or two, and have a quiet pint (or two), and admission is free. This is the home of the prestigious Avondale Cup, which is run annually. During summer the sports grounds within the racing track are used for touch rugby and cricket, and the bar is used frequently. Sunday mornings see the car park turned into the Avondale markets--where thousands turn up weekly in the hope of finding some bargains. It is handily situated only 10 minutes from central Auckland.
The award-winning Olympic Park in New Lynn is primarily used by kids and athletes, as it comprises large sports fields and facilities. Situated at a short distance from the New Lynn train station, the park is also used by the residents of New Lynn for walks, picnics and other recreational and leisure activities. Open on all days, visit the park in the evening and watch the kids in action or relax with your family under the beautiful autumn trees.
Adventure Cycles is an innovative cycle shop where you can buy, rent or get your bicycle repaired. It is very cost-effective and convenient. Most of the staff are students looking for experience and volunteers from all over the world, making the space multicultural and vibrant. The shop provides storage for bikes and bike gear, and conduct classes for bike maintenance. The idea behind this venture is to encourage fitness along with eco-friendly travel. Head out to Adventure Cycles while you are in Auckland and looking for something fun to do.
Auckland has two Olympic size ice-rinks to skate. This venue is the older of the two, servicing the central and western areas of Auckland. Both rinks are complete with pro-shop, bar and function room, learner classes, group concessions, catering to birthday parties, and of course the sale and rental of ice and inline skates and equipment. Though it has been going for years, the Avondale location is well maintained and a pleasure to visit. Look for crowds around school holiday times. Additional branch: Corner Botany Road and Ti Rakau Drive, Botany Downs, South Auckland. Check the website for session details.
Auckland Zoo has committed itself to improving the living quarters of New Zealand's largest collection of native and exotic animal species. Now you feel as though you are walking with the rare white rhinos on the Pridelands, swinging with the monkeys through the McDonald's Rain forest and almost swimming with the inhabitants of Hippo River. There are picnic facilities and a café. The zoo has many outreach and educational programs for both visitors and local groups and is available for corporate and private functions.
The old pumphouse, which pumped water from Western Springs to early Auckland residents is the focal point of this fascinating museum. The museum houses a magnificent working Beam Engine (one of only three in the world) and numerous vintage and veteran road vehicles and early Auckland buildings. Various displays feature agricultural, forestry, medical, dental, photographic and telecommunication technology. A display of historic airplanes, including the only Solent Mark IV flying boat in the world, is laid out at Site 2, reached by vintage tram.
Western Springs, known as Waiorea by Maori, began flowing when lava from Three Kings volcano filled the original stream bed 70,000 years ago. From the late 1870s, Western Springs was the main source of fresh water for Auckland. It was pumped across the city via a huge steam-powered beam engine which is now the centerpiece at neighboring MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology). The springs contain a series of freshwater lakes, filled by the still-active springs, which attract a wide range of waterfowl. There is an excellent, large playground in the westernmost corner, over the fence from Auckland Zoo.
Conveniently located five minutes drive from central Auckland, Chamberlain Park, being a public golf course, is the place to be in the swing. The grounds themselves are beautiful with finely manicured greens set amongst native trees. All amenities are available from trundler and shoe hire to motorized carts, leading pro-shop and qualified teachers. Grounds are open from dawn to dusk.
Clean public toilets and a large shady picnic area add to this well-designed outdoor playground. Children of all ages are able to explore the sandpits, slides, swings and climbing frames. There is also a roundabout sure to make any parent dizzy. With up to 100 people easily accommodated, there is plenty of room for all. The area is well maintained by the Auckland City Council with cushioned groundcoverings under the play equipment, providing a safe, fun and free facility.