Frequently Asked Questions


There's a wide range of restaurants only 5-7 minute drive.  Select Albany Restaurants

Are there any local restaurants nearby?

Dinner can be ordered and delivered from our local restaurant Avenue 28,  Avenue 28 MENU.You can source your own ingredients from New World or Pak n Save Supermarkets which are only a seven minute drive in the heart of Albany.

If we prefer to eat in, what are our options?

The Kereru Studio has an electric jug, Nespresso coffee machine, toaster, convection microwave, crock pot, rice cooker, fridge/freezer and BBQ with a gas hot plate and lid for cooking meat.

The Cottage has full kitchen facilities which includes electric jug, Nespresso coffee machine, toaster, microwave, gas hobb, electric oven, large fridge/freezer, weber BBQ with lid.

What cooking facilities do you have?

If you book into the Cottage, you get to have your own private outdoor spa bath nestled in the garden just outside your bedroom.  You can also book to use the waterfall spa bath.

If you book into the Kereru Studio, you get to use the waterfall spa bath.  If there's guests staying in the Cottage who want to use the waterfall spa bath as well, you will need to book in.

How do we get to use the spa bath?

The closest shops at the bottom of the Avenue are a 5 minute drive.  There you will find a dairy, bottle store restaurant, butcher, beauty salon, etc.

How far away are the Shops?


Are guests staying in the Cottage or the Studio able to use the swimming pool?

You can drive (25-35 minutes off peak), catch an Uber or Taxi or drive or Uber to the Albany Park n Ride and take the bus to the City.

How can I get to Auckland CBD/town from Warblers Retreat?

Any further enquiries? We'd love to hear from you.