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Albany Tennis Park

The Albany Tennis Park is the No. 1 tennis facility in NZ, with 6 Indoor courts and 15 Outdoor courts plus a Pro Shop, Gym, Cafe / Bar, and Function Rooms.

QBE North Harbour Stadium

Very proximal to our Ramada hotel, located in Albany on Auckland's North Shore, North Harbour Stadium (formerly QBE Stadium) is purpose built for New Zealand's favourite sporting codes of rugby and football.

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North Harbour Stadium is also home to New Zealand Football, Northern Football Federation, North Harbour Rugby, Marist North Harbour Rugby Club, Harbour Sport and Auckland Tuatara.


Just 12 minutes by ferry from Auckland’s central business district and you’re a world away in beautiful Devonport. From the breathtaking sea and city views to the stunning beaches, boutique shopping, charming accommodation and café culture – it’s no wonder it’s rated one of the top spots to visit in Auckland .



Albany Stadium Swimming Pool and Gym

Albany Stadium Pool is a new leisure centre — it's the place to be for fun, activity and recreation!

The leisure pool is perfect for families, with loads of interactive water features  including an over-the-pool climbing wall, lily pads, and water cannons. Your little ones will love our dedicated junior area with slide and splash pad. There's also a huge spa and a sauna for the grownups, a programme pool used for Learn to Swim classes, and aqua group fitness classes.

Wenderholm Regional Park

Wenderholm Regional Park only 10 mins drive from here and is the first regional park of the Auckland Region, New Zealand. Situated between the estuaries of the Puhoi River and the Waiwera River, on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, the park features a homestead known as Couldrey House, and a carved pouwhenua.

You can enjoy a variety of trail walks for all ages and fitness levels and the secluded beach and estuary it offeres is an ideal spot for a casual BBQ or picnic outing.


At Snowplanet , one of Auckland’s top attractions, you’ll find over 8,000 square metres of the real thing. So you’ve got heaps of room for skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing and games. It’s the perfect weekend activity or school holiday idea. Open late with night-time activities for teenagers and young adults – and with the terrain park changing every week, there’s no shortage of fresh challenges for skiers and snowboarders.


Silverdale Adventure Park - Auckland

Is the family restless and needing a little inspiration or a change of scene?

Why not explore Auckland's newest amusement and theme park with plenty of excitement and entertainment for the entire family.

Activities include, Luge, Vertical Bungee, Zipline, Tubeslide, 7D cinema, Cosmic Playzone, Area51 and much more.

Orewa Beach

Only 15 minutes north of Albany and 30 minutes from Auckland’s CBD, this growing beach-side town continues to create new experiences for relaxation and adventure – you can eat, shop and play – all in one beautiful location.

Quickly becoming known as the most vibrant ‘hospitality precinct’ in the area, you can eat at a different place every day for a month and never visit the same place twice, with cuisine options from across the globe, to suit all tastes.

Day Trips

Glass Bottom Boat - Goat Island Leigh

Only 45 mins drive from Orewa, the number one attraction in Leigh, the Glass Bottom Boat Tour provides a fun and educational adventure for guests of all ages.

During this 45-minute eco-tour, you will see the fish, fauna, marine life and birds that thrive in this protected reserve, as well as the mysterious caves and sea-battered rocky cliffs of Goat Island.

Direct boarding from the beach allows guests to stay dry throughout the entire journey – making it a perfect activity during any season!

Matakana Village

Perhaps it’s the fresh country air, the artisanal food and award-winning wine, or the stylish boutiques and galleries you simply won’t find in the city.

Whether you’re catching up with friends in one of our eateries, meeting the makers at the famous Matakana Village Farmers’ Market or watching an arthouse film in the magnificent cinema, a visit to Matakana comes with memories to treasure.

From the cascading cherry blossoms of spring to the riches of autumn leaves, you’ll find something to savour in every season. Just 35 minutes from Orewa, yet a world away – there’s so much to love in Matakana Village.


Wainui Golf Club

There aren’t many places in the world where you can drive 20 minutes from a major metropolitan city and find yourself on an immaculately groomed golf course situated in an iconic New Zealand rural back drop.

Nestled among the 80-year-old pine trees and rolling hills, Wainui Golf Club is a breathtaking new choice for Auckland golfers offering challenging rounds for players of all levels.


Whangaparaoa Golf Club

Whangaparaoa Golf Club is only 15-20 mins drive from Ramada Suites Nautilus Orewa.

This is a fantastic 18 hole golf course which will delight golfers of all experience levels.

Situated among rolling hills and beautiful pines, the course is one that every golfer visiting the area must play! Carts are available for hire and advice from the local pros is always available.

Gulf Harbour Country Club

As a golf course, Gulf Harbour Country Club rates in the top ten in the country by most critics and provides a golfing experience that is truly world-class and being only 15-20 mins by car from Ramada Suites Orewa why wouldn't you head there? Gulf Harbour Country Club is a destination course for golfers from New Zealand and around the world.  Guests will be treated to a golfing experience that lives up to the expectations of playing a Robert Trent Jones Jr design, matched by personal friendly customer service.


Westfield Albany Shopping Centre

Located adjacent to State Highway 1, Westfield Albany provides convenient and easy access for both north and southbound shoppers.

Oteha Valley Road immediately to the north of the Centre, provides a major east/west link.

The Centre is ideally located and is only 15 minutes drive time north of the Auckland CBD.


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