What You'll Find
Near Plum Lodge

Within 200 metres of Plum Lodge you'll find everything you'll need during your stay with us - from trendy bars, cafes and restaurants, or fashion clothing boutiques, through to vehicle rental and repair workshops or medical and health services. Plum Lodge is just a short distance from:

  • Eden Park
  • The Museum of Transport & Technology
  • Auckland Zoo
  • Western Springs motorsport & entertainment arena

Kingsland Shopping Precinct which is just around the corner, literally, from Plum Lodge boasts:

  • Citizen Park (bar/restaurant)
  • Neighbourhood Brew Bar
  • Weta Fine Wines
  • Little India Bistro and Tandoor
  • Handmade gourmet burger bar
  • Bouchon Creperie, French Cafe and Wine Bar
  • Mekong Neua - North-East Thai and Lao cuisine
  • Kalaloo (pizza and pasta) restaurant
  • Deve bar and brasserie
  • Ivy Bar
  • The Fridge Deli/Restaurant
  • Taiko Japanese Restaurant
  • Plum Lounge/Restaurant/Bar
  • Canton Cafe Chinese cuisine
  • Roasted Addiqtion coffee house
  • Mens and womens hair salons
  • Fashion stores
  • Gift shops and jewelry manufacturers
  • Kingsland Family Health Centre (travel vaccinations, accident and emergency, minor surgery, and family planning)
  • Kingsland Pharmacy (for prescription medicines, vitamins and health products)
  • Kingslander pub
  • Glengarry's Wine Shop
  • Flight Centre

Eden Park Stadium


Eden Park, New Zealand's premiere rugby and cricket venue is only a short walk from Plum Lodge.

The stadium has international rugby and cricket matches involving the New Zealand national rugby team, the All Blacks, and national cricket team, the Black Caps.

The stadium is also the home of Auckland Rugby, The Blues Super 14 team and Auckland Cricket, and hosts regular Super 14 and Air NZ Cup rugby games plus State domestic cricket matches.

The redeveloped Eden Park has a seating capacity of 60,000 and was host to the 1987 and 2011 Rugby World Cups. It is the unofficial home of the All Blacks.


Museum of Transport and Technology


The Museum of Transport and Technology opened in 1964 and since then has been explored and enjoyed by millions of local, national and international visitors. The Museum has interactive attractions with a focus on creating a fun, visually stimulating environment for its visitors.

The Museum is built on a site that once pumped water drawn from Western Springs Lake to early Auckland homes and businesses. The Pumphouse, with its magnificent Beam Engine has had extensive conservation to ensure its significance in Auckland's history is preserved.

The Museum of Transport and Technology has over 300,000 items in its collection. The Museum is organised into sections that work on various areas of the collection. Each section has a manager who works with the many dedicated volunteers in that section, and liaises with Museum staff to ensure the continuing development.

Auckland Art Gallery


Auckland Art Gallery Collection includes major holdings of New Zealand historic, modern and contemporary art, and outstanding works by Māori and Pacific Island artists, as well as European painting, sculpture and print collections ranging in date from 1376 to the present day.


Auckland Museum


Housed in one of New Zealand’s finest heritage buildings, Auckland Museum has the most significant collection of Maori and Pacific treasures in the southern hemisphere. From the great Polynesian voyages which first brought people to Aotearoa, to the diverse cultures and communities that make up Auckland today, Auckland Museum portrays the rich diversity of New Zealand.

The Museum is spread over three floors each telling a significant New Zealand story. The Ground Floor tells the story of New Zealand the people and their place in the Pacific. The Maori Gallery - displays over 2,000 priceless treasures, including rare carvings and the last great Maori war canoe used in battle.

Adjacent to these treasures are the Pacific Masterpieces and Lifeways galleries presenting Pacific arts, history and culture. These galleries and others, tell the story of New Zealands people.

On the first floor, natural history galleries explain New Zealand’s remarkable flora and fauna, from the subtropical north to the mountainous south. These galleries trace New Zealands ancient origins from the great lost continent of Gondwana and are complemented by interactive and award-winning childrens discovery centres. The discovery centres feature hundreds of hands-on displays and interactive activities to keep the kids captivated.

On the top floor, Halls of Memory record the names of Aucklanders lost in military conflict while Scars on the Heart, the Museum’s war memorial exhibition, tells the compelling story of New Zealand’s emergence as a nation through the loss and suffering of war. Auckland Museum is the only venue in Auckland were visitors can experience a Maori Cultural performance three times daily, or four times from January to March. The Museum Store offers an exceptional range of quality New Zealand and Pacific handcrafts, from wooden carvings and jade, to books, fine jewellery, ceramics and glassware. A café is also on site.

Auckland Museum, Auckland Domain, Parnell. Open daily, 10am – 5pm except Christmas Day. Entry is by donation, $5 per adult is appreciated, children are free. Special exhibition charges and cultural performance charges apply (no further donation is requested). Infoline 09 306 7067.