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OTHER ACTIVITIES, AMENITIES and attractions

 

... AT PIHA....

Activities

Swimming: Lifeguards are on duty over summer months October until April on weekends and public holidays from 10am until at least 5pm – later if conditions are great. During November until February patrols are also during the week. Please swim in the patrolled areas.

Piha Bowling Club: Outdoor lawn bowls. You might normally think of this sport as a game to play when you are retired, but not at Piha. If you have never played before then this is your opportunity. Learn to play bowls in a casual and fun atmposhere. It costs $2 each for “roll-up” and you can borrow some of the balls from the club. The best times to go are during the week in the afternoons.There is also a pool table and dart board, a good selection of beer, wine and spirits and budget home-cooked meals. Usually Open: Wed, Fri – Sun 5pm – 10pm Meals are served: Fri – Sun 5:30pm – 8pm (please check times on www.pihabowls.co.nz as they change)

Piha Tennis Club: The Piha Tennis Club has 2 courts down next to the camping ground in the Piha Domain. We have 2 rackets and balls for hire at $10 each. Please ask for the key.

Yoga/Meditation: Ashtanga Yoga classes are held by Melodie Batchelor usually every Tuesday 6:30pm and Sunday 10:30am at Barnett Hall, which is located next to the North Piha Surf Lifesaving Club up North Piha Rd. The cost is $14. ☎ 022 1090 212

Ch’i Kung: is a Chinese exercise system that relaxes and balances mind, body and spirit. Join Holistic Life Coach and international T’ai Chi teacher - Maureen Buchan-Reid. Tuesday mornings at 8am at the pond on Garden Road, Claude Abel Reserve $5. Phone: 021 0231 8008

AWOL Adventure Canyoning: Start your canyon experience over the 90 metre cascading Kitekite Falls; abseiling under showering waterfalls separated by tranquil pools of blues and greens. Jumps, caves and slides will be your means to explore a canyon rich with the historic pioneering logging dams of 100 years ago! From $160 - check their homepage www.awoladventures.co.nz ☎ (+64 9) 834 0501 or 0800 462 965 Email: info@awoladventures.co.nz

AMENITIES

Post office - Community owned and operated by the Piha Residents and Ratepayers Association Inc and offers Piha Residents over the counter mail and Postal Box services. Opening Hours : Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday 10am - 12pm; Thursday 3pm - 5pm

Library - Opening Hours: Monday + Wednesday 10am - 1pm; Thursday 3:30pm -5:30pm; Satruday 10am - 3pm

Store - The PIha Store stocks basic groceries Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm; Sat/Sun 7:30am-6pm. The next countdown is in Glen Eden (about 25 km)

There is no ATM and no Petrol Station in Piha, the next ones are in Glen Eden.

ART AND CULTURE

West Coast Gallery -  This art gallery displays a feast of works from local Waitakere artists for sale. Opening hours are 10-1pm Thurs and 11 - 5pm, Fri, Sat and Sun. For information please phone: (09) 812 8029

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...NEARBY PIHA.....

 

ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS

Experience over 130 km mountain bike tracks! The park is open every day 7am – 6pm. Bikes and equipment available for hire – check shop hours on their homepage. Restall Rd, Woodhill, Auckland; ☎ 0272 780 969

Waitakere Golf Club - 40 minutes drive

Play in the 18 holes Golf course up north. The Green fee is around $30. Falls Rd, Waitakere, Auckland; ☎ (09) 810-9399

Waitakere Tramline - 50 minutes drive

Explore the Waitakere Ranges via a tramline that was built in the early 1900’s for the construction of the Waitakere Dam. Trips run every Sunday at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm & 2:30pm. Bookings are essential. 158-160 Christian Rd, Swanson, Auckland; ☎ (09) 818 4946

Rainforest Express - 30 minutes drive

A narrow gauge railway in the Waitakere Ranges. You’ll experience the scenic attractions of Auckland's rain forest including pipeline tunnels, Quinn’s Viaduct, a working water supply dam and a lot of flora and fauna. Bookings are essential, Trips cost around $25; Jacobson's Depot, 280 Scenic Drive, Titirangi; ☎ (09) 302 8028; rainforest@water.co.nz

ART AND CULTURE

Titrangi Village Market Day - 40 minutes drive

The last Sunday of each month except December (the second Sunday) from 10am to 2pm. There are over 130 stalls, live music, organic coffee,... all proceeds to the Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School. Titirangi War Memorial Hall, 500 South Titirangi Rd, Auckland (sign posted from the village)

Rose Hellaby House - 30 minutes drive

A historical display centre from the history and development of West Auckland.
Open10am - 5pm, Weekends and Public Holidays; 515 Scenic Drive, Waiatarua, Waitakere ☎ (09) 814 1988

Lopdell House Gallery - 45 minutes drive

West Auckland’s Regional Art Gallery presents contemporary art mostly from New Zealand through a diverse programme of exhibitions and events. The historical Lopdell House is located in the heart of Titrangi, 418 Titirangi Road. The Gallery is currently operating from 5 Totara Avenue, New Lynn due to construction (until 2014). Open Monday – Friday 10am – 4:30pm; ☎ (09) 817 8087

Corban Estate Art Centre - 40 minutes drive

The Arts Centre utilizes the historic winery buildings and is home to galleries which feature a changing program of Exhibitions, Events a Cafe and a Gallery Shop. You can visit the Artist’s Studios with a guided Tour. They also offer interesting workshops. Check their program on their homepage www.ceac.org; open 7 days from 10am – 4.30pm, entry to exhibitions is free; 426 Great North Rd, Henderson; ☎ 09 838 4455

McCahon House - 40 minutes drive

A  little lovingly restored bach where Colin McCohon, regarded as New Zealand’s greatest painter, used to live. Open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 2pm (except public holidays); 67 Otitori Bay Road, Titirangi

Artbunker - 40 minutes drive

Visit an artist in her studio and see her working on paintings of flours, nudes and creatures; Open most days from 2pm – 6pm; 108 Atkinson Road, Titirangi; ☎021 2852781

Titirangi Theatre - 45 minutes drive

The theatre’s programme caters for all tastes, from Shakespeare to contemporary and locally written plays. Due to construction work at the Lopdell House in Titirangi the theatre moved to 44a Portage Road, New Lynn (until 2014); ☎ (09) 817 5951

Offers a mix with stage plays, musicals, children’s productions and events. Check their homepage for their current programme www.playhousetheatre.co.nz15 Glendale Rd, Glen Eden; ☎ (09) 818 5751

Basement Theatre - 1 hour drive

"the most exciting live theatre in the country" NZ Herald. It offers an artistic mix of theatre makers, dancers, visual artists, poets, musicians, comedians and everyone in between.Check their homepage for the program and prices (around $10-$40) www.basementtheatre.co.nz; Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland; ☎ (09) 309 7433

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