This technology boffin's paradise is spread over two sites and 19 hectares. In MOTAT Great North Rd look out for former Prime Minister...
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Gypsy Tea Room
No one comes here for tea. This cute wine/cocktail bar has dishevelled charm in bucketloads.
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Great North Rd · interesting places nearby
Western Springs information
Parents bring their children to this picturesque park for the popular adventure playground. It’s a 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 bubble up into the central lake daily. From the city, catch any bus heading west via Great North Rd (adult/child $3.40/2). By car, take the Western Springs exit from the North Western Motorway.
Until 1902 this was Auckland’s main water supply.