Travel time from central Auckland is approximately 30–50 minutes depending on traffic volumes. Follow State Highway 1 travelling North towards the Harbour Bridge and stay on the highway for approximately 30 kilometres. Take exit 398 marked Silverdale and turn right. Remain on the Hibiscus Coast Highway until you reach the traffic lights, then turn right onto Whangaparāoa Road. Coast is approximately seven kilometres on your right.
There are over 350 free carparking spaces including designated disabled and parents with prams parking spaces; 276 of these are undercover carpark spaces, accessible from Link Rd (Level 1), Main St (Level 2) and behind the Warehouse. Car parking is also provided by Council adjacent to entrance on Level 4, known as Wade River Road access.
With the introduction of the new bus lane from Auckland, the public transport journey to Whangaparāoa has become simpler and quicker. Travellers can now make this journey in under an hour. For a full time table and to automatically calculate your route, visit maxx.co.nz.
At Coast, we have a range of customer services to help make your visit more enjoyable. Before you come on down, look at our ‘little extras’ below, and if you’ve still got queries contact us and we’ll do our best to help you.
Enjoy up to 1GB of free data every day by joining our Wi-Fi service whenever you visit the centre. To access our network, go to the Wi-Fi settings on your internet-enabled device, choose from the list of available networks and select connect. You will be directed to the sign-in page. Users can login for an hour each day.
For caregivers with little ones, we have a spacious Parents Room with everything you need to care for young babies and toddlers. Located on Level 4 in the hallway beside Idol Nails, facilities include a change station, microwave and private feeding bags, plus adults and children's toilets.
To ensure all customers can access and navigate the centre with ease, we have designated disability parking, within the Level 1 and 2 carparks, in Main Street adjacent to Level 3 and in the Wade River Road Level 4 entrance, a wheelchair access lift and disabled toilets. We also provide a free wheelchair service for visitors requiring the use of one. Please enquire at the Management Office on Level 2.
Modern, spacious public bathrooms are located on Level 3 adjacent to The Beer Spot and Fabulous Flowers, and on Level 4 adjacent to Idol Nails.
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