Royal Oak

There are many local attractions to keep you busy when you are not studying.

Cornwall Park / One Tree Hill

Cornwall Park / One Tree Hill is a fantastic city park that offers a beautiful rural feel that makes it difficult to believe that you are in central Auckland. As one of Auckland's numerous volcanic cones, you can choose to climb (or drive) to the top, or go for a leisurely walk, picnic or study.  From time to time our classroom activities extend to the Park.  Be ready for fun, fresh air and take learning outdoors.

A restaurant and kiosk are located in Cornwall Park / One Tree Hill Domain for all of your food and drink needs. The Cornwall Park Restaurant offers unique choices for breakfast, lunch, functions or a tea/coffee break. Sport and recreation activities are also found in the park, see the sport and recreation section on this page for more detail.


There are great shopping spots very close to the school.  You cannot go past Newmarket as a shopping destination that offers something for everyone.  From the chic boutique stores on the side streets to the bustling shops on the Broadway strip, Newmarket has it all.  With over 500 fashion, lifestyle and retail stores you can find something to suit every taste. 

If you are looking for a shopping bargain, the Dress-smart mall in Onehunga provides over 100 outlet stores selling products at up to 70% off the usual retail price.  You will not suffer from a shortage of shopping destinations in Auckland. 

Pah Homestead - TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

Located in the beautiful Pah Homestead, the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre is Auckland’s hidden gem.  The Art Centre hosts a changing program of exhibitions from the James Wallace Arts Trust and offers education programmes for Auckland Schools and the wider public.   After viewing the collections on display you can enjoy a bite to eat or a tea/coffee in the beautiful Pah Café. 

Sport and Recreation

There are a range of sport and recreation facilities within a short distance from the school location in Royal Oak.

Auckland Badminton Club is closely located in Newmarket so you can hire a court, join a club or even play some table tennis.

The Royal Oak Racquets Club caters to all abilities of squash and tennis players.

Golf is a popular sport in New Zealand and there are various clubs around Auckland

Cornwall Park offers various sporting clubs including: tennis, running, cricket, rugby, and archery as well as cycling. 

There are pools and recreation centres nearby in Onehunga and Ellerslie.  The Onehunga War Memorial Pool offers a fitness centre as well as a pool with group classes and personal training.  If you are a gym bunny there are plenty of options both at the school and in Royal Oak. 

Transportation to and from Royal Oak

Train Stations

The closest train stations are located at Onehunga (approximately 2 km), Greenlane (approximately 4 km) and Newmarket (approximately 5 km).  The Onehunga Station has a regular train service into the central city (Britomart), as do the other stations.  The Ellerslie Station also offers services to South Auckland.  

Bus Stops

There are many bus stops up Manukau Road that take you into midtown Auckland (to the Civic Centre) and to Onehunga.  If you want to take a bus into central Auckland, frequent buses run from Pah road, a short walk away from the school.  Buses to various South and West Auckland destination also run from Manukau road.  For bus numbers and routes, please see Auckland Transport.



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