Eden Park Overload - Auckland To Be Overbooked When Lions Visit

Eden Park Venue at Mt. Eden in Auckland, is going to be hosting a lot of rugby games when the Lions come into town in just less than a month.

Keep note that the First and the Third Test matches will be all sold out.

Eden Park is going to be overbooked

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Auckland will be ready to  fill almost 47,000 seats on four nights in the space of four weeks.

If you’re looking for a place to stay then don’t forget to check for accommodation with

Auckland’s Award Winning Bed and Breakfast at Eden Park, which is only a stone throw away from Eden Park Venue.

Find Accommodation here 

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The Eight Tips To Getting A Free Airline upgrade

The Eight Tips To Getting A Free Airline upgrade

 

It is known that Premium seats are unaffordable to many. How would you like to travel first class to anywhere? There is a catch however. You’ll need to perform, one of these 8 tips to getting a Free airline upgrade for you to travel first class around the world if needed! :p.

1. Make Sure you Choose Your destination Carefully

Make sure you look for flights to beach resorts during the school holidays, when the majority on board will be families. The reason for this, is because the majority of the first class cabins will be empty and available for any upgrades you might want to ask for. So start nabbing, and you might get your free upgrade. Be reasonable.

2. Become a loyal flyer

It is known that airlines often sort out their upgrades the day before the flight, looking for regular fliers, who may fly with them again if given an upgrade.

3. Try and Travel alone

Single travelers usually get lucky , when there is just one or two seats available up front. Single travelers are often asked first.

4. Simple Asking

You could get a free upgrade by simply asking for one at the check-in desk.

5. Make sure your reason is good

Offering a good reasonable reason will give you more chances of an upgrade.

6. Be Nice and Smile

Being polite and dressed to impress could help you get an upgrade too after asking nicely.

7. Not a Happy Customer

If something is out of place with your seat, or belt, or whatever of a good reason to complain, use it to your benefit to ask for an upgrade.

8. Know people in high places

If you have a good friend who works for an airline, it can’t hurt to ask, but get in touch as soon as you know the details of your flight.

The DHL New Zealand Lion Series 2017 Tickets

Welcome to The DHL New Zealand Lion Series 2017 Tickets finding area.  If you are looking to attend to any of those events please keep on reading.

The thirtieth DHL New Zealand Lions Series kicks off at Toll Stadium in Whangarei on 3 June 2017 with The British & Irish Lions taking on the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians.
Barbarians V Lions

The New Zealand Provincial Barbarians will be made up of some of the best players out of Mitre 10 Cup.  They will be keen to give The British & Irish Lions a tough opening game in what could be the biggest game of some of their careers.

Be there to support your team and experience the electric atmosphere when thousands of passionate British & Irish Lions fans descend on your stadium. OUT ROAR.

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Blues Vs Irish Lions

Blues v The British & Irish Lions

Eden Park, Auckland, NZ

Wed 7 Jun 2017, 07:35 PM

Highlanders v The British & Irish Lions

Forsyth Barr Stadium
130 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin 9012

Tue 13 Jun 2017 7:30pm

The fourth match of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 sees the Highlanders taking on The British & Irish Lions at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on 13 June.

This will be the first time the Highlanders have played the Lions.  The 2015 Investec Super Rugby Champions will be keen to start this rivalry with a win.

Be there to support your team and experience the electric atmosphere when thousands of passionate British & Irish Lions fans descend on your stadium. OUT ROAR.

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Maori All Blacks v The British & Irish Lions

Rotorua International Stadium
Devon Street West, Rotorua

Sat 17 Jun 2017 7:30pm

The fifth match of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 sees the Maori All Blacks taking on The British & Irish Lions at Rotorua International Stadium in Rotorua on 17 June.

The last time these teams met in 2005 the Maori All Blacks secured their first win in seven matches dating back to 1930.  The hype surrounding this much anticipated unofficial “fourth Test” will ensure a Test match like atmosphere in a region considered the heartland of Maori culture.

Be there to support your team and experience the electric atmosphere when thousands of passionate British & Irish Lions fans descend on your stadium. OUT ROAR.

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Chiefs v The British & Irish Lions

FMG Stadium Waikato
128 Seddon Street, Hamilton Waikato 3204

Tue 20 Jun 2017 7:30pm

The sixth match of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 sees the Chiefs taking on The British & Irish Lions at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton on 20 June.

This will be the first time the Chiefs have played the Lions.  After beating Wales in 2016 they will be keen to start this rivalry with a win.

Be there to support your team and experience the electric atmosphere when thousands of passionate British & Irish Lions fans descend on your stadium. OUT ROAR.

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The eighth match of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 sees the Hurricanes taking on The British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on 27 June.

This will be the first time the Hurricanes have played the Lions. The 2016 Investec Super Rugby Champions will be keen to start this rivalry with a win. This match will kick off a rugby party in Wellington with the second Test match taking place at the same venue only four days later.

Be there to support your team and experience the electric atmosphere when thousands of passionate British & Irish Lions fans descend on your stadium. OUT ROAR

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Source : http://www.nzlionsseries17.com/

Blues v Force

Blues v Force is on 1st of April, for Super Rugby 2017 at Eden Park Venue

In this game the Blues will be looking to  go against the Force from Australia, on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join the Event Here Blues v Force Event

In the last 7 gamse, against the Force, the Blues have won.  So really, it doesn’t look like Perth has a chance.  Keep in mind the Blues also have 3 home games against them, with 111 points from that time.  Blues have more chances of winning in this game on Saturday 1st of April.

Keep in mind The Force have back to back defeats, and also has been beat by the Crusaders, in their last game.

In the last game between the Blues v Force, The Blues ran out 17-13 winners in Perth last year.  We expect the Blues to come out as winners out of Eden Park against a Force

2016: Blues won 17-13 in Perth
2015: Blues won 41-24 in Auckland
2014: Blues won 40-14 in Perth
2012: Blues won 32-9 in Auckland
2011: 22-22 draw in Perth
2010: Blues won 38-17 in Auckland
2009: Blues won 25-19 in Perth
2008: Force won 27-17 in North Harbour

Date: Saturday, April 1
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Kick-off: 17:15 local (05:15 GMT)

Join the Event Here Blues v Force Event

 

 

 

What To Do or Not Do in New Zealand

There are many ways to experience the lush, ridiculous beauty of New Zealand, and the best way to experience this is by driving.

New Zealand is not known for its easy public transport system and so , to experience New Zealand, you will have to experience the amazing landscapes and wild views.

There are several popular spots to know about.  The real beauty of New Zealand, is found on the road

New Zealand Road Trip

If you are on budget, then you can take a guided tour, or rent your own car or caravan.  It really depends on what you are trying to do. If  you do decide to drive, make sure you understand you will be driving on the left, and not the right as most countries.

In the following article, we will discus what you can do and not do in your New Zealand road trip!   Make sure you pick the right car for your trip.  If you choose to get car in winter, make sure you add on snow chains. You will need to get up the ski resort roads

So just think about the kind of trip that you want to do and get a car or van that fits it. If you will be trying to find a place to camp, make sure you learn how the camping system works in New Zealand.  First of all, its best to think of getting a van, with a toilet.  IF you don’t get one with a toilet, you won’t be able to freedom camp.  Usually when you freedom camp, you are allowed to camp on public land for free as long as you have the right facilities.

It Is very important you understand how the camper-van and freedom camping system works in New Zealand and not abuse it.

New Zealand Road Trip

Make sure you understand that you can’t freedom camp anywhere near Wanaka or Queenstown.    These are considered popular places, so you can’t really be there camping . No room.  The places where you can camp, are at holiday parks.  However keep in mind that many people really do abuse the holiday park campout.

Keep note, Holiday parks, do not come cheap.  You could pay around $20-$30 Holiday parks aren’t cheap though. I paid between $20-$30 for a total night for 1 person for a non-powered site and wifi .

There are cheaper options, like outside towns, and usually in a dead zone for any type of phone services like 3G…etc.

 

Half of the beauty of New Zealand lies in getting lost and finding your own favorite little spots, and it’s one of the best reasons to get a car.    Because New Zealand is so sparsely populated, you can get away with winging it and being spontaneous here. There is always a campsite and always somewhere to sleep. Don’t worry!

Make sure you don’t underestimate the road dangers in New Zealand.   All the roads are basically one lane in either direction, and the remote roads don’t even have guardrails.

New Zealand Road Trip

 

All roads are hardly straight.   New Zealand landscape frequently likes to add obstacles to the adventure like landslides, hitchhikers, and sheep, so be alert.   All roads are well labelled, so it’s hard to get lost.  Unless you are not paying attention.

It takes a while to get used to the roads in New Zealand.  It’s much better to drive slower and be safe, and do not drive on the RIGHT! Only on the left!

DO- Book a Room with a BNB

Do make sure you book a room with a place you can trust and is well renown for its accommodation services.   Eden Park Bed and Breakfast in Auckland , New Zealand, is an award winning bed and breakfast found right next door to Eden Park Venue.  For more information on availability and prices please visit Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ here.

 

 

 

Video: Oprah Winfrey is loving her time in New Zealand

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Oprah Winfrey has shared her breathtaking helicopter ride over flight over Lake Hawea with her 8.3million Instagram Followers. 

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Oprah Winfrey seems to be working with Tourism New Zealand, where she has been posting photos of our amazing landscapes and panoramic views of our mountaintops, letting her fans how she loves our beloved New Zealand.

Oprah Winfrey will be filming at Lake Hawea with Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.

On Saturday morning, Oprah shared her videos of a helicopter ride over the lake and enthusiastically exclaimed, “Amazing, love it!”.

Go and Follow Oprah Winfrey on her Instagram account so you can follow her story! 

Auckland Tourism 2017

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We have the latest statistics for the year that passed.

Auckland had more than 2.49 million international visitors – up 11.9 per cent, year-on-year.
Tourism continues to be Auckland’s huge economic success story, and with the welcoming of the largest cruise ship to visit New Zealand, Ovation of the Seas, helped boost Auckland’s business by $1.5 million.

Auckland will have a busy calendar ahead on major events during the shoulder and winter seasons.  Events such as the Downer NRL Auckland Nines, World Masters Games 2017, and the ASB Classic are the events to focus on 2017. This is going to be a big year for Auckland.

Below is a video which marks the five year point since the inception of ATEED’s Auckland Visitor Plan in December 2011.

Watch the highlights video by Visit Auckland

With more reasons than ever for visitors to come and explore our region, we hope you have a great year.

Remember to make your reservation at our award winning Bed and Breakfast in Auckland.

Check for accommodation availability here 

Trivago Awards 2016

Based on 175 million traveller ratings from over 250 online booking sites trivago.co.nz has analyzed accommodation in New Zealand with 100 reviews or more to define the top-rated across the country.

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EDEN PARK BED AND BREAKFAST TOP-RATED IN AUCKLAND REGION

Eden Park Bed and Breakfast has been named the top-rated accommodation in the Auckland Region for the second consecutive year after being named the winner of the trivago Awards 2017.

The bed and breakfast, as well as Enclosure Bay, made the top 100 best-rated nationally. Eden Park Bed and Breakfast placed sixth and Enclosure Bay at 24th within the country.
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About the trivago Awards 2017

Each year, trivago analyses aggregated ratings and reviews of hotels across New Zealand to find which hotels have the best ratings from travellers and which destinations have the highest rated hotels. The awards are based on 175 million ratings from over 250 booking sites worldwide. Any hotel or accommodation featured on trivago with 100+ reviews is included in the trivago Awards 2017. Only destinations with a minimum of 10 hotels and 500+ reviews are included in the Awards. Ratings data is based on live figures as at September 2016.

About trivago

Travellers find the ideal hotel for the best price on trivago.co.nz. trivago is the world’s largest online hotel search site, comparing rates from over 1,000,000 hotels on over 250 booking sites worldwide. trivago integrates over 175 million hotel ratings and 14 million photos in order to make finding the perfect hotel easier for users. Over 120 million visitors per month find their ideal hotel by using trivago’s various filters. trivago was founded in 2005 in Düsseldorf, Germany and currently operates 55 international country platforms in 33 languages.

This press release is copyrighted and may only be published with reference to www.trivago.co.nz. 

Air activities to do in Auckland New Zealand

Are you into Air Activities?  We all know how Auckland looks from above.  Auckland looks beautiful.  If you are a true adventurer looking for a true air experience, you should try hand gliding!

Head over to Aqua Air Adventure.

Aqua Air Adventure

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Live on the edge. Hang-gliding gives you a taste of man’s greatest dream of flying. With the glider responding to the slightest movement man and glider become one. Thirty years experience allows you to relax and totally enjoy this amazing experience, while also have a chance to control the glider yourselves.

For more Air Activities in South Auckland click here

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Scenic Flights in Auckland

You can also Enjoy Auckland’s stunning natural playground from the air on a scenic flight. Fly over city landscapes and the sparkling blue waters and emerald islands of the Haruaki Gulf. Sit back, relax and take in the incredible views.

For More Scenic Flights to Choose From  click here 

Where to Stay? 

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Great Place to Stay and Enjoy all activities is in Mt. Eden, Auckland New Zealand.  Our award winning Bed and Breakfast welcomes you with open arms.

You get to choose from 4 different themed bedrooms within our BnB.   Accommodation is affordable and service is exceptional.  Please check for availability at http://bedandbreakfastnz.com

 

 

 

11 Things To Know About When Travelling

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Travelling could be a little stressful.  There are ways you can eliminate your stress when travelling by being prepared for certain things.

Here are 11 tips you can use when traveling

 Going Solo

Being in a group doesn’t mean you have to do everything with the group you travelled with.  So to eliminate stress, or just not wanting to do anything, just go with your gutt feeling.  Don’t do anything.  Let them go. You don’t have to .  You do whatever you feel like doing, so everyone enjoys their trip and vacation.

Get A Carry on and put all your items

Use a carry on to put your important stuff in one place.  This includes all your technology (and the corresponding chargers and cords), your passport, your flight documents, your money, your credit cards, any prescribed medication, and valuables like jewelry or gifts.

Packing light is always best when traveling.

Do not worry about Guidebooks

To eliminate stress, and make things more interesting, just forget what the guidebooks and do whatever you want instead. It is a good idea to list  general types of activities you know you’d want to experience.  If you feel you should visit any popular or typically touristy spots then by all means go ahead.

Make copies of your important docs

This is in case your credit card is stolen, you lose your passport, you can’t get on wifi to access your flight information, or any other number of inconvenient, annoying travel mishaps occur. Make photocopies of all your important documents and keep them securely in your carry-on.

Don’t forget to give a second copy of everything to someone trustworthy at home, too. That way, if through a series of really unfortunate events you lose your passport and the copy of your passport and can’t access your digital copy of your passport (what were you doing?), a friend or family member can save the day with a quick email or fax.

Find Cheap Flights 

Instead of choosing specific dates for your flight, you can select an entire month to see which days are the cheapest. Or if you have two available weeks to travel and you’re open to different destinations, choose the “flexible” button under your destination to see a list of flights — ordered from cheapest to most expensive — that go everywhere in the world.

Register for Global Entry

Global Entry is a US Customs and Border Protection program that gives low-risk, pre-approved travelers faster clearance through security and customs checkpoints. In other words, you get to skip the line and the hassle of taking off your shoes in security. Plus, it makes getting back into the country a breeze — all you do is give your fingerprints at customs before waving back at the winding Disneyland line behind you with a mixture of smug satisfaction and relief.

Always go to the Restrooms

Depending on where you travel, public restrooms can be a rarity and a luxury. And public restrooms where you can do your business without having to buy a latte first or insert a coin into a machine? Even trickier to find.

Make sure you have good comfortable shoes

Traveling means being on your feet all day so make sure you invested in some comfortable shoes.

Have a map at hand

Ask the tourist office for a map you can hold in your hands. Sure, you may have an excellent data plan with super fast LTE, but using your phone’s GPS to get around won’t give you a better understanding of the area you’re in, and on day 3 you’ll still find yourself dependent on it.

Back up everything.

Before you travel, back up your phone, photos, and important documents on both your computer and an external hard drive. During your travels, back up your photos every few days in at least two different virtual locations. And though it may be tempting, don’t bring your external hard drive on the road with you. If your stuff gets stolen, you don’t want to lose your computer and your backup drive.

Reviews on Hotels and Bed and Breakfast inns

Check Trip Advisor for the best hotels or bed and breakfast’s you would want to stay with. For example, Eden Bed and Breakfast in New Zealand, is an award winning B&B , featured in Trip Advisor.  

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Auckland's top Restaurants offer Terrific food, served with great charm and efficiency in a smart but probably somewhat informal atmosphere.

Brief overview of upcoming events in Auckland City

A short walk from Eden Park makes us the perfect destination for all their sporting fixtures.