Overview of latest international travel trends
Provisional travel statistics for major source and destination countries
Four weeks ended 30 August 2015
International visitor arrivals
Total visitor arrivals are up 10% compared to the same four-week period last year.
UP: India 32%, China 30%, Canada 24%, Singapore 14%, USA 11%, UK 10%, Germany 8%, Korea 7%, Australia 6%, Japan 4%.
New Zealand resident departures
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 6% compared to the same four-week period last year.
UP: India 49%, Thailand 30%, USA 15%, Samoa 13%, Fiji 11%, UK 9%, Australia 7%, Indonesia 4%.
DOWN: Cook Islands 4%, China 6%.
Source: Statistics New Zealand
Introducing your host city for World Masters Games 2017, Auckland New Zealand. The World Masters Games is an international multi-sport event which is held every four years has become an international world event.
Watch the Masters Games 2017 Trailer
The World Masters games are governed by the International Masters Games Association. The event is open to sports people of all abilities and most ages – the minimum age to take part ranges between 25 and 35 years old, always depending on the sport.
Toronto was home of the first World Masters Games back in 1985. The Masters Games has taken part in the following countries every four years.
- Aalborg, Aarhus
- Herning (1989)
- Brisbane (1994)
- Portland, Oregon (1998)
- Melbourne (2002)
- Edmonton (2005)
- Sydney (2009)
The Games are mostly popular by retired professional athletes who have also competed in the Olympics.
28 sports and 45 disciplines have now been confirmed into the official programme of the 9th World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand.
Sports covered are: archery, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, canoe, cycling, football, golf, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, orienteering, rowing, rugby, sailing, shooting, softball, squash, surf life saving, swimming, table tennis, tennis, touch, triathlon, volleyball, water polo, and weightlifting.
Men and Women can compete in each sport except for baseball, which is only mens.
Make sure you join our hosting event and keep updated on the Games.
Don’t forget to book your accommodation for those dates with our bed and breakfast.
Luxury Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. For many travelers Bed and Breakfast means, cozy rural cottage with homemade cookies and a home away from home.
However, things have changed. For example at Eden Park Bed and breakfast we evolved far beyond these traditional bounds. Eden Park Bed and Breakfast offers modern services, which define a quality experience from check in, to check out.
Auckland Bed and Breakfasts offer more value than ever before. You won’t be able to find modern accouterments, spa options or locally sourced fresh home cooked breakfasts which are served for free, compared to if you stayed in any Auckland Hotel. You will find all these amenities and free services at a B&B, especially at our Eden Park Bed and Breakfast in Auckland.
It is said that Travelers say B&B’s offer better amenities than Hotels. Homemade breakfast is free at a B&B and at hotels it costs.
Bottled Water: There is always bottled water in the room and its free at a B&B. The number one request from Travelers is to see more complimentary bottled water in their hotel rooms.
Free Wifi: Everyone needs a wifi for their online connection. At Eden Park bed and breakfast the Wifi is Free. In Hotels. You usually get charged. Service is very important to any guest.
Concierge Service: Having a concierge will make you tip here and there. At a B&B you get free services by the owners of the Bed and Breakfast. At Eden Park bed and breakfast, Marlene and Anthony Mcnaulty will be there to attend to your every need, for Free.
Free Snacks: Nearly One in Four travelers say that unlimited access to free food and drinks is the home comfort they miss most when they are traveling. Marked-up prices on food and drinks at a hotel could end up costly for you. At most Bed and Breakfasts, these luxuries are usually offered Free.
Private Bathrooms: 97% of Bed and Breakfast’s offer private bathrooms. Here at Eden Park bed and breakfast we offer private bathrooms for each room you choose to stay in.
So simply put, B&B’s can cost less than comparable hotels and offer much more value in terms of the average cost per night.
At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast, we will arrange for flexible check-ins and check-out times when contacting us in advance. We offer private bathrooms for each of the four themed rooms at Eden Park B&B. We offer Gluten Free meals to make sure your breakfast meets your dietary needs.
So seeking out the luxuries of a modern bed and breakfast doesn’t mean paying more. In fact, you’re likely to save money by choosing the right bed and breakfast in Auckland and is better than staying at an Auckland Hotel.
The savings are huge when you compare Bed and Breakfast vs. hotel. You already know about the free breakfast, but what you might not realize is just how many other things you’ll get at a B&B for free: Hotels will always charge you for services, meaning you’ll end up paying a lot more.
How is it that you can get so much more at a B&B? The answer is simple: every B&B is personally operated by an innkeeper whose goal is to offer you the best possible experience.
Eden Park Bed and Breakfast Introduction
You’re not just another room number, you are a guest and you’ll never feel more welcome at a B&B and more specifically our Eden Park Bed and Breakfast in New Zealand, than a hotel.
That’s how we feel here at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast. The reasons mentioned above are strong enough reasons of why you should choose to stay at an Auckland Bed and Breakfast rather than staying at an Auckland Hotel.
French Bay in Titirangi, Auckland is a great place for affordable, fun, social sailing for both adults and children. This small, community is located in Titirangi, Auckland. Its location overlooking the Manukau Harbour is unique and special . It is a family oriented and friendly, while the Manukau Harbour continues to offer a unique sailing venue.
Enjoy the Tour with Eden Park Bed and Breakfast and SuperCare4u at French Bay in Titirangi Auckland.
On August 11th Eden Park Bed and Breakfast had a chance to film the Rare White Whale spotted in New Zealand.
Raw Footage of the Rare White Whale Whale can be seen below.
Kaikoura Island Hauraki Gulf
Kaikoura, on the east coast of the South Island, is the main centre for whale watching in New Zealand. It’s one of the only places in the world where you can easily see sperm whales.
Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 take place from 21-30 August.Once again the world’s best winter athletes will head to New Zealand’s Southern Alps for elite sporting competition and our downtown Festival will be bigger and better than ever.It’s going to be the biggest party on southern snow and it’s all free to watch!
All the sports and festival events at Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 (apart from the two ice hockey matches) are free to watch so you don’t need a ticket.
For approximate driving times and distances between different venues, please refer to the table below.
Winter Games NZ was the first major event to include adaptive skiing in the mainstream programme that allowed adaptive skiers to race alongside their able-bodied colleagues. Coronet Peak, near Queenstown, is the venue for men’s and women’s slalom and giant slalom disciplines for both categories.
All cross-country skiing events at Winter Games NZ take place along the Nordic ski trails at Snow Farm NZ, near Wanaka. It is one of the most difficult endurance sports using every major muscle group and requiring exceptionally high aerobic fitness.
Winter Games NZ played a big part in securing freeskiing as an Olympic sport. The halfpipe competition takes place in a half-cylinder-shaped course dug deep into the hill. Using speed gained on the slope, skiers come up over the rim of the pipe and perform acrobatic aerial tricks – the bigger and more difficult the better! In slopestyle, competitors perform tricks while descending the course moving around, over, across or down obstacles of varying technical difficulty including boxes, rails, jumps and jibs. All the action takes place at Cardrona Alpine Resort.
Halfpipe and slopestyle also make up the snowboard events at Winter Games NZ. The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia marked the first time that snowboard slopestyle appeared on the Olympic programme giving the event the profile it deserves. Hardened champions and young hopefuls alike will wow the crowds at Cardrona Alpine Resort this winter.
The ancient Scots game of curling dates back to when games were played on frozen lochs and marshes. At Winter Games NZ the curling will take place at the Southern Hemisphere’s premiere indoor curling centre in Naseby. The game is played on ice as two teams take turns pushing a 19.1kg stone towards a series of concentric circles called the ‘house’. The object is to get the stone as close to the centre of the circles as possible.
Winter NZ Locations
1. Cardrona Alpine Resort
Cardrona Alpine Resort is a relaxed and friendly ski and snowboard resort located between Wanaka and Queenstown with specialist slopes for beginners, wide-open groomed slopes for intermediates, chutes for the advanced and the Southern Hemisphere’s most extensive terrain parks.
2. Coronet Peak
Coronet Peak is just 25 minutes from Queenstown. Fans have flocked here to enjoy winter sports for more than 60 years. Fantastic views and diverse rolling terrain providing challenges and hidden delights for all ability levels. The dedicated beginner slopes with twin conveyer lifts makes learning fun and easy for novices.
3. Snow Farm NZ
Snow Farm NZ is one of the largest cross-country ski areas in the Southern Hemisphere with over 50km of groomed trails for all abilities, set high in the Pisa Range with spectacular views over Mount Aspiring National Park.
Maniototo Curling International Rink is the only dedicated indoor curling rink in the Southern Hemisphere. It is located in the historic Central Otago town of Naseby which has enjoyed a long history of curling since the 1870s.
Queenstown is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier four-season lake and alpine resort. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s stunning scenery is inspiring and revitalising.
The freedom to do your own thing away from the crowds, with breathtaking lakes & mountains as your playground. A year-round destination set against the pristine alpine backdrop of Mount Aspiring National Park, you can still discover that totally relaxed Kiwi way of life at Lake Wanaka.
For more information on the Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 please visit and Join our Event on Facebook Here
Robbie “Maddo” Maddison’s “Pipe Dream,”Shows the world how he and his dirt bike can surf the waves in Tahiti.
For nearly two years Robbie worked hard and focused on making surfing on his motorbike a reality. His efforts paid off in Tahiti, where he rode the world-famous waves at Teahupoo and Papara.
Check out how this Robbie Maddo Maddison surfed the waves of Tahiti!
Join the rugby championship for the Bledisloe Cup 2015: All Blacks V Wallabies
THE ultimate trans-Tasman battle will begin at ANZ Stadium as the Qantas Wallabies go head-to-head with the New Zealand All Blacks in the 2015 Bledisloe Cup on Saturday 8 August.
Don’t miss your chance to be part of one of the greatest international sporting rivalries!
Source: Bledisloe Cup 2015 – ANZ Stadium
Get your tickets to the Event Here > https://www.facebook.com/events/1179810282034968/
What is Auckland Restaurant Month?
Auckland Restaurant Month is an event that happens in Auckland during the month of August. Its a month-long celebration of Auckland food and wine taking place in the heart of Auckland City to which over 100 restaurants around the area are serviing a diverse range of special menus. A Feast to enjoy!
Auckland is known for its food paradise – You can find almost everything to satisfy your taste buds, offering five-star cuisine to tasty affordable eats, as well as meeting and tasting from an impressive number of world-class restaurants and award-winning chefs. When you combine fresh local produce with the cultural influences of an international city, dining this month in Auckland is an experience to remember. We are inviting you to This Month’s Auckland Restaurant Month in the Heart of Auckland City
For more information please visit our Event on Facdebook > Events
Canterbury dairy farmer Harry Meijer reckons he has the world’s best commute. The 52-year-old wakes up, dons his trademark green overalls and faded floppy hat, and zips from his house to his milking…