This technology boffin's paradise is spread over two sites and 19 hectares. In the Great North Rd site look out for former Prime...
At this modern, spacious zoo, the big foreigners tend to steal the attention from the timid natives, but if you can wrestle the kids...
Gypsy Tea Room
This little neighbourhood cocktail-wine bar has dishevelled charm in bucketloads. Rest assured, no one comes here for tea.
Run by a charming pair of sisters, Siostra is the perfect little neighbourhood bistro, serving up hearty Italian fare with a modern...
Great North Rd · interesting places nearby
Western Springs information
Parents bring their children to this picturesque park for the popular playground. It’s a pleasant picnic spot and a good place to get acquainted with playful pukeko (swamp hens), easygoing ducks and pushy, bread-fattened geese. Formed by a confluence of lava flows, more than 4 million litres of spring water bubble up into the central lake daily. From the city, catch any bus heading west via Great North Rd (adult/child $4.50/2.50). By car, take the Western Springs exit from the North Western Motorway.
Until 1902 this was Auckland’s main water supply.