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== Swimming pools ==
== Getting to Auckland ==
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* Tepid Baths and Parnell Baths are two Auckland City facilities that have casual rates and gym too. When I called to check, I as informed they will allow non auckland city residents to use the pools for swimming at the casual rates. So this means you don't have to be a member.
: <small>''Main article:'' [[Getting to Auckland]]</small><section begin=gettingto />
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* Tepid Baths
* [[Getting to Auckland#By air|By air]] - airport (domestic / international), visas, transfers
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** Web https://aucklandleisure.co.nz/locations/central/tepid-baths/
** [[Arrivals Departures]] - Airport arrivals and departures
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** Address: 100 Customs St W, Auckland CBD.
* [[Getting to Auckland#By bus|By bus]] - terminals, timetables, fares
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** Hours: Monday – Friday: 5.30am-9pm. Weekends: 7am-7pm.
* [[Getting to Auckland#By train|By train]] - stations, timetables, fares
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** Prices page https://aucklandleisure.co.nz/membership-and-prices/#TB
* [[Getting to Auckland#By car|By car]] - distances and journey times, safety<section end=gettingto />
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** Pools pricing is per visit. When I rang to ask the adult casual rate is $6.90 per person. So price is slightly up from the website but not that much.
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** Indoor pools
  
== Transport around Auckland ==
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* Parnell Baths
: <small>''Main article:'' [[Transport]]</small><section begin=transportaround />
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** Web page http://www.clmnz.co.nz/parnellbaths/
* [[Transport#Bus|By bus]] - stops, timetables, fares, AT HOP card
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** Outdoor pool with the view of Auckland Harbour.
* [[Transport#Train|By train]] - stations, timetables, fares, AT HOP card
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** Google+ page https://plus.google.com/115758260050007186962/about?hl=en&gl=nz
* [[Transport#Ferry|By ferry]] - terminals, timetables, fares, AT HOP card, cruising
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** Prices http://www.clmnz.co.nz/parnellbaths/contact/rates/
* [[Transport#Taxi|By taxi]] - stands, fares, safety
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* [[Transport#Bicycle|By bicycle]] - lanes, tracks, repairs, racks
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* [[Transport#Alternate means|By kayak, rickshaw, and other means]] - booking, timetables, fares
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* [[Transport#Car|By car]] - car rental, petrol stations, parking, road rules, safety<section end=transportaround />
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== Attractions ==
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: <small>''Main article:'' [[Attractions]]</small><section begin=attractions />
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* [[Attractions#Museums & Culture|Museums & Culture]] - War Memorial Museum, Maritime Museum, MOTAT, Art Gallery
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* [[Attractions#Adventure|Adventure]] - theme parks, rides, thrills
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* [[Attractions#Nature|Nature]] - scenic locations, public parks, beaches
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* [[Attractions#Animal Enclosures|Animal Enclosures]] - zoological parks, animal encounters
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* [[Attractions#Activities|Activities]] -
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<section end=attractions />
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== Phone and mobile data ==
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: <small>''Main article:'' [[Phone and mobile data]]</small><section begin=phone />
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* [[Phone and mobile data#Network operators|Network operators]] - companies, contracts, pre-paid
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* [[Phone and mobile data#SIMs and Handsets|SIMs and Handsets]] - where to purchase, what to do with them after the conf
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<section end=phone />
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== Emergency contacts ==
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: <small>''Main article:'' [[Emergency contacts]]</small><section begin=emergency />
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* [[Emergency contacts#Emergency numbers|Emergency numbers]] - Dial 111 in an emergency
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* [[Emergency contacts#Emergency Services in Auckland|Emergency Services in Auckland]] - police, security, ambulance, hospital, fire<section end=emergency />
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== Weather ==
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: <small>''Main article:'' [[Weather]]</small><section begin=weather />
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* [[Weather#General|General]] - what to expect from Auckland's weather during the conf
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* [[Weather#Forecasts|Forecasts]] - [http://www.metservice.com/towns-cities/auckland/auckland-central Metservice - Auckland Central] where to get reliable forecasts (if such things exist)
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<section end=weather />
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== Local rules ==  
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== Gyms ==
* [[Smoke-Free Policy]], [[Alcohol related policies]],
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* University of Auckland Recreation centre has casual workout rate for non students at $20 a day. Page with info http://www.universitysport.auckland.ac.nz/en/membership.html
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** You MUST retain your receipt so you can show it at the reception/entry if you wish to go in again that same day.
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** Casual rate also includes the group fitness classes.
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** [http://www.universitysport.auckland.ac.nz/en/contact-us.html Operating Hrs]
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** [http://www.universitysport.auckland.ac.nz/en/fitness-classes/Group-fitness-timetable.html Group fitness timetable for 5 Jan - 2 March 2015] or [https://cdn.auckland.ac.nz/assets/recreation/GF%20TT%20summer2.pdf pdf file (1.9Mb)]
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** There is a climbing wall BUT due to Health & Safety rules, casual club members can only go up to a certain height (boulders was the term used). Given the impression that only members of the Rock & Alpine Club may be able to use the higher levels.
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* Both Tepid + Parnell Baths have a gym rate. See Swimming section above for links to website
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** Tepid Baths has a gym. $20.70 per day is the casual rate for pool + gym
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** Parnell Baths gym + swim casual rate is $15 for an adult.
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== Local running/walking club/events ==
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=== YMCA Marathon running club ===
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* Website http://www.ymcamarathon.org.nz/
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* Runners: Every Sunday from 7am. Get there by 6:45am for the 7am start.
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* Walkers: According to the website the walkers don't start till 26 Jan. 
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* Starts from YMCA gym at the corner of Pitt St + Greys Ave. Map on the website or https://plus.google.com/100792633212715020109/about?hl=en
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* Note: There's also a YMCA hostel nearby but it isn't the same building.
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* Check the website for for more details. You run at the pace you're comfortable with. Fastest pace is sub 4:30/km down to 7:00/km pace. Distance is 21 - 33kms depending on who sets the route that day.
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* It is free to join in for 2 - 3 times before they ask you to consider joining the club.
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* If you bring a bag with a change of clothes + towel, you can use the showers after the run (or my friend runs home to get his shower there).
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* The club secretary knows there may be some tourists joining in around lca2015 week.
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===  Domain 10k run ===
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* Webpage: http://www.ymcamarathon.org.nz/events/summer-10k-series/
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* 10km, 6km, 3km for runners & walkers.
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* When: Every Thursday during the summer daylight saving period:
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** Series 2: Thursday 15 January 2015 to Thursday 02 April 2015
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** Walkers start at 5:30 PM, runners start at 6:00 PM
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* This is at Auckland Domain, which is almost next door to the conference centre. Google+ page for Auckland Domain: https://plus.google.com/108214945342883534590/about?hl=en&gl=nz The Band rotunda is where the map is marked for Auckland Domain when I view the map from the google+ page.
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=== Park Run at Cornwall Park ===
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* Webpage: http://www.parkrun.co.nz/cornwall/
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* Free 5km run every Sat morning starting at 8am
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* The Band Rotunda is close to the Green Lane Rd W entrance. http://www.cornwallpark.co.nz/flash/map.html + click on Band Rotunda to see where it is.
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== Events ==
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=== 24th Annual Wharf2Wharf fun run at Waiheke Island on 17 Jan 2015 ===
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* Courses are 25k, 13K, 12K and 5K.
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* Website: http://wharf2wharf.co.nz/
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* There's a special ferry run from CBD to the Island in time for the start of the race. 
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* Read the fine print etc. The ferry terminal is within walking distance from conference venue.
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* Auckland Ferry Terminal on the map https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/Auckland+Ferry+Terminal/@-36.842346,174.767238,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x1d00ef62249bcde0
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=== Ironman 70.3 Auckland ===
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* Date: 18 January 2015 6:15am start
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* [http://www.ironmanauckland.com/ Website www.ironmanauckland.com] , [https://www.facebook.com/IRONMAN703AKL Facebook] and [https://twitter.com/IM703Auckland Twitter @IM703Auckland]
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* Note: even if you're not participating, be aware that there'll be special event related road closures and parking restrictions.

Revision as of 16:03, 7 January 2015

Swimming pools

  • Tepid Baths and Parnell Baths are two Auckland City facilities that have casual rates and gym too. When I called to check, I as informed they will allow non auckland city residents to use the pools for swimming at the casual rates. So this means you don't have to be a member.
  • Tepid Baths

Gyms

  • University of Auckland Recreation centre has casual workout rate for non students at $20 a day. Page with info http://www.universitysport.auckland.ac.nz/en/membership.html
    • You MUST retain your receipt so you can show it at the reception/entry if you wish to go in again that same day.
    • Casual rate also includes the group fitness classes.
    • Operating Hrs
    • Group fitness timetable for 5 Jan - 2 March 2015 or pdf file (1.9Mb)
    • There is a climbing wall BUT due to Health & Safety rules, casual club members can only go up to a certain height (boulders was the term used). Given the impression that only members of the Rock & Alpine Club may be able to use the higher levels.
  • Both Tepid + Parnell Baths have a gym rate. See Swimming section above for links to website
    • Tepid Baths has a gym. $20.70 per day is the casual rate for pool + gym
    • Parnell Baths gym + swim casual rate is $15 for an adult.


Local running/walking club/events

YMCA Marathon running club

  • Website http://www.ymcamarathon.org.nz/
  • Runners: Every Sunday from 7am. Get there by 6:45am for the 7am start.
  • Walkers: According to the website the walkers don't start till 26 Jan.
  • Starts from YMCA gym at the corner of Pitt St + Greys Ave. Map on the website or https://plus.google.com/100792633212715020109/about?hl=en
  • Note: There's also a YMCA hostel nearby but it isn't the same building.
  • Check the website for for more details. You run at the pace you're comfortable with. Fastest pace is sub 4:30/km down to 7:00/km pace. Distance is 21 - 33kms depending on who sets the route that day.
  • It is free to join in for 2 - 3 times before they ask you to consider joining the club.
  • If you bring a bag with a change of clothes + towel, you can use the showers after the run (or my friend runs home to get his shower there).
  • The club secretary knows there may be some tourists joining in around lca2015 week.

Domain 10k run

Park Run at Cornwall Park


Events

24th Annual Wharf2Wharf fun run at Waiheke Island on 17 Jan 2015


Ironman 70.3 Auckland