Venue, Accomodation, Meals and Transport

Venue


The Spiritual Retreat and the workshops series will be at two different venues

Inner Heart, Spiritual Retreat and MRT workshops
The Spiritual Retreat venue will be Te Ohanga Student Accommodation, Massey, which is located in Albany suburb,18 kilometres North of Auckland city or 42 kilometres from Auckland airport. The Village consist of several Student Accommodation buildings. Our workshops will be held at Massey Business School building, which is on the same site but about a 300-metre walk from the accommodation.

Accommodation is mainly in student rooms, each with a single bed, study table and wardrobe. The cost is $60 per night including linen for the whole stay.

There is a limited number of studio rooms with a double bed, en suite and small kitchen. This will be limited to couples or people with special needsThere is a limited number of studio rooms with double bed, en suite and small kitchen. This will be limited on request for couples or people with special needs on request and on first-come-first-served basis.

There are also a few 4 bedroom apartments (one with a double bed) and 5 bedroom apartments (with single beds) for couples with children or a large family. This is only on special request as the availability is very limited, and on first-come-first-served basis.

Click on the links below to view the accommodation and facilities at
Massey On-campus accommodation and watch the video of an artist’s impression. Or download the maps.

Due to the way CLV Massey take bookings, we have separated the accommodation booking procedure into:

From inside NZ:
1) Fill in and submit your registration form.
2)You will receive a reply back informing you of the amount to be paid and CLV Massey’s payment timeline.

From outside NZ:
1) Fill in and submit your registration form.
2)You will receive a reply back informing you of the the amount to be paid and CLV Massey’s payment timeline. The accommodation fees need to be paid either directly to CLV Massey using Credit Card + 2.2% surcharge or paid via Bank Transfer to NZ Bank Account.
3) Once payment to CLV Massey has been made, email Auckland.Retreat@gmail.com with your proof of payment.

 

Additional workshops series
The additional workshops series will be held at Centennial Hall ( Upper Hall) at St. Heliers Community Centre, at 100 St. Heliers Bay Road. Auckland 1071, which is located in St. Heliers suburb, 14 kilometres East of Auckland city.

Click on the links below to view the St. Heliers Community Centre  and  St. Heliers Facilities

Accommodation is not included for this Additional workshops series. We suggest you to get together with a few people to rent a house or apartment which will be cheaper. You also need to arrange your own breakfast and dinner from Wednesday 14 February to Sunday 18 February. Lunch and morning and afternoon teas will be provided at the workshops.

Where to look for accommodation?

The best way is to search via a Search Engine like Trivago or  HotelCombined which will search other booking websites like Booking.com, Wotif.co.nz, Expedia.co.nz or Hotels.com, LastMinute.co.nz or Homestay or AirBnB

If you are looking for another Heart/s to share accommodation with please click on this link to add your name and to see who you could connect with.  Or Robyn if you need help regarding accommodation for any part of the Spiritual Retreat and workshops – kerryandrobyn@gmail.com

 

Here is a list of motels close to the St. Heliers venue.

The Consulate Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Address: 259B St Heliers Bay Rd, St Heliers, Auckland 1071
Phone: 09-578 1100

Kohi Beach Bed & Breakfast
Address: 72 Kohimarama Rd, Kohimarama, Auckland 1071
Phone: 09-521 1715

Pippi’s Bed & Breakfast
Address: 15 Tuhimata St, St Heliers, Auckland 1071
Phone: 09-575 6057

St Johns Motel
Address: 360 St Johns Rd, St Heliers, Auckland 1071
Phone: 09-528 7189

Seaview Heights Bed & Breakfast
Address: 23 Glover Rd, St Heliers, Auckland 1071
Phone: 0274 854 659

Aarangi Motel
Address: 1 Melanesia Rd, Kohimarama, Auckland 1071
Phone: 09-521 2649

If you have any questions, please contact Auckland.Retreat@gmail.com

Meals


At CLV Massey, the retreat will be fully catered. Self-catering is only available for those with special dietary needs or other circumstances.
Cost: For morning and afternoon tea, lunch and dinner: $53 per day
Breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and dinner: $69 per day.    

 Small shared kitchens in the accommodation block, equipped with fridge, toaster, teas and coffee are ideal for breakfast for those who would prefer to make their own breakfasts.

  • Continental style breakfast with Vegan options with selection of tea/coffee
  • Morning tea: fruit, nuts, biscuits
  • Lunch with salads
  • Afternoon tea: fruit, nuts, biscuits
  • Dinner with salads
  • Hot drinks

The menu will be mostly vegetarian with some seafood options. Gluten free and vegan options will also be available.
We need confirmation by 30 of November 2017 of your special dietary requirements.

At the St. Heliers workshops, for $23 per person, lunch, morning and afternoon tea are provided, plus plentiful coffee, tea, and juice.  This cost is included in the workshop prices shown on the Overview page.

  • Morning Tea: selection of mixed slices, homemade cookies, cakes, savouries, cheese plates.
  • Lunch: assorted sandwiches
  • Afternoon tea: orange juice, homemade cookies, fruit and ice cream.

Transport


There are two venues at different locations for the workshops and retreat.

From 9 February, the first venue, for the Spiritual Retreat, will be in Te Ohanga – Student Accommodation – Albany.

Buses go from the airport to the campus. The bus takes about 2 hours to 2 hours 20 minutes for the cheapest option ($22.85 pp).

If you arrive on the morning of Saturday 10 February for the Inner Heart workshop, you may want to take a taxi or Uber as a faster option (around 40 minutes) for $70-80.

If this applies to you, please fill in the Google doc to find other hearts that may be arriving at a similar time so that you can share the ride and save on costs.

The committee will arrange for pick up from the airport a few times during the day on the 9th of February. If you are arriving 9 February at the airport, please enter your arrival date and time into the Google doc provided so that we can make sure as many hearts as possible get picked up. There is a  ‘view only’ spreadsheet for you to check your friends’ or your own details right here.

Please note that if you arrive any other day apart from 9 or 10 February and are not departing on 19 February, you will need to arrange your own transport from the airport to the venue, and from the venue to the airport.

If you are driving in your own car, check this campus map for parking.

St. Heliers suburb is approximately a 35-minutes drive from Te Ohanga – Albany. The committee will arrange for a transfer a few times during the day on 14 February, for those who need help to getting to  their accommodation. If our timetable doesn’t suit your timing however, you might have to arrange your own transfer.

For our elderly siblings or alumni with special needs, please email us directly at jenni46fer@gmail.com and we will do our best to accommodate you.

If you are looking for transport arrangement please click on this link to add your name with your flight details.

For all transport enquiries or if you need help, please contact Jenni at jenni46fer@gmail.com