Vaughan Park is nestled in the hill at Long Bay, one of the most beautiful bays on the North Island of New Zealand. Adjacent to the Centre is the Long Bay Regional Park and the bay forms part of the Okura Marine Reserve, which protects the beaches, rocky reefs, estuarine mudflats and mangroves along the east coast bays.
Our address is 1043 Beach Road, Long Bay, Auckland City 0630, Aotearoa New Zealand. To view our location, click here.
Vaughan Park is easily accessible by public and private transport.
Shuttle Buses are available from the airport and return. SHORE SHUTTLES, a door to door, direct service from the North Shore of Auckland offers Vaughan Park guests, travelling from the airport and return, a special rate of $70.00 per journey. Additional persons are charged at $10.00 per person. Please make your reservations direct with Shore Shuttles. www.shoreshuttles.co.nz
Stagecoach: For routes and times please see the MAXX Website or call MAXX on (09) 366-6400.
North Shore Bus Link https://at.govt.nz/media/1977846/north-shore-new-network-map-29-august.pdf
The AA online time and distance calculator www.aa.co.nz/travel/time-and-distance-calculator will give you route directions and travelling times from anywhere in New Zealand. Car parking spaces are available in the grounds of the Centre. There are spaces specifically reserved for people with ‘Mobility’ cards at the top of the driveway. There is also a public car park on Beach Road.
Groups travelling to the Centre in large coaches will need to disembark in the public car park in Beach Road, or near the entrance gates because the driveway is not suitable for large coaches.
Things to do in the area
Long Bay Regional Park
The Park is a wonderful place to discover and enjoy immediately adjacent to Vaughan Park. From bird and wildlife watching to child and family-friendly activities, barbeque facilities, diving and snorkelling, kayaking and canoeing and swimming in the sheltered bay.
There are also some spectacular and beautiful river and cliff-top walks nearby to explore.
Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre (MERC)
Sir Peter Blake KBE was the world’s most celebrated yachtsman. After winning and defending The America’s Cup, he pursued his passion in protecting and caring for the environment and his legacy is The Sir Peter Blake Trust which offers life-changing leadership opportunities, programmes and adventures for New Zealanders, young and old.
The nearest shopping centre is at Torbay, only 1km away. Larger supermarkets and shops are 3kms away at Browns Bay and 5kms away at Albany.
The local Anglican parish church in Torbay is St Mary-by-the-Sea. www.stmary.co.nz
There are also churches of other denominations and faiths in the Torbay and Brown’s Bay areas.