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.

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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. 

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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How to Get to AUCKLAND CITY LIMITS Music Festival - Your Transport Guide

THE TRANSPORT USER’S GUIDE

Auckland City Limits is only a few days away and we feel its time to help our visitors get the right directions to Auckland City Limits on March 19, at Western Springs .  There is  free public transport to the big event and a special offer from UBER.

The best way to get around is preferably by Public Transport.  This will be the best way to get to and from Auckland Transport and ACL also offers free special event buses from Quay Street in the city and free train travel on the city rail network on the day, just as long as you have your event ticket.  More info on how to use the public transport click here.

The special event buses connect with bus and ferry services from other parts of Auckland to provide a seamless option for concertgoers from all corners of the city.

The festival is working close with UBER, so if you have the smartphone app installed you get a discount to and from the festival.  You can find more info at the official Auckland City Limits website here. UBER rides from City Limits will be available from a zone on Old Mill Road as the festival ends.

Taxi and drop-off zones are located on Great North Road outside Western Springs Park along from MOTAT.

If you are going to the festival with your own personal transport, like maybe a bicycle? Then you can leave your bicycle at the special Auckland City Limit bike racks which have been placed for the cyclists specifically for the festival.  Make sure you bring your own bike locks.

There are no parking spots and there is a limited amount of disability parking spots inside MOTAT.

Full information on these transport options can be found online here.

Auckland City Limits Music Festival:

Tickets for Auckland City Limits can be found on our Facebook Event we Created for this amazing Music Festival.  Go here :https://www.facebook.com/events/176219846046205/

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Inspired by and aligned with the world-class Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas, Auckland City Limits Music Festival will fuse the best elements of Austin’s premier festival with a New Zealand flavor and spirit to create an event that will celebrate the spirit and heritage of Auckland for years to come.

Looking for Accommodation? 

If you are looking for accommodation during the Auckland Music Festival, then please head over to our Booking page and see if we have any vacancies during that busy period.  Enjoy your stay at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast, No. 2 in the Trip Advisor BnB Categories in Auckland.  A Choice of 4 themed rooms to choose from , and enjoy Marlene’s Breakfast before heading to the Festival.

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15 Things to do in Auckland in March

So summer is almost gone, but don’t fret, there are still things to do in Auckland, loads of things happening in March, and we wrote this article for you to help you get yourself planned for various activities you can attend with your family and loved ones.

#1  French Film Festival | 1st — 13th march

On its 10th year, The  The Alliance Francaise French Film Festival, will showcase a special selection of films from the Cannes International Film Festival, Patron Antonia Prebble’s personal favourites and a number of other French-language productions.

#2  Amber Griffin Photography Exhibition | 1st March — 1st April

If you are into Photography, then head out to  the Exhibitions Gallery in Newmarket to view really amazing beautiful photographs. Amber Griffin, has worked close with some of  New Zealand’s top ballet and contemporary dance artists to explore the beauty and majesty of movement through a diverse range of contemporary photographic processes.

#3  Auckland Arts Festival | 2nd — 20th March

the Auckland Arts Festival will give you 19 days of Theater, Dance, Music, Circus and Dreams to the City of Sails.

#4  Auckland Cup Week | 5th — 12th March

Auckland Cup Week kicks off with the BMW Derby Day on March 5th. On Wednesday, join the racing elite at the Barfoot & Thompson Cocktail Party at The Hilton, and then on Saturday there’s some serious awards up for grabs at Auckland Cup Day.

#5  Pasifika | 12th — 13th March

Pasifika returns to Western Springs for two days of music and vibes. There will be 11 Pacific Island villages, each with their own stage and market setting, for a fabulous day out the entire family will enjoy.

 

#6  Live Well—Lifestyle, Wellness & Fitness Festival | 12th — 13th March

Head out to The Cloud for a weekend that is all about healthy living, fitness, lifestyle, nutrition, food and wellness.

 

#7  The Hugh Green Group Street Parade | 13th March

Dress in Green on the 13th to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Featuring Irish inspired floats, traditional music, dancing, bands, banners and more, it’s time to don those shamrocks, drink some Guinness and create a bit of luck.

 

#8  Auckland Fair | 13th March

The Auckland Fair is back at Shed 10 with more than 90 makers from around New Zealand showcasing homewares, art, clothing, furniture, toys, flowers, plants, cosmetics and more.

 

#9  Highwic Art Deco Day Out | 13th March

The Highwic House will have a day of live music, dancing, vintage cars, market stalls, tea, cake and cocktails! Start a Pinterest board and gather some ideas about what to wear, because there’ll be prizes for the best dressed.

 

#10  Auckland City Limits | 19th March

Auckland City Limits is will be a fusion of eats, music and art, and promises to be one of the highlights of the year. Inspired by and aligned with the world-class Austin City Limits Music Festival in Texas it will add a NZ flavour and spirit.

 

#11  Auckland Colour Run | 20th March

The Colour Run celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Now the largest event series in the world, The Colour Run has more than 300 events in more than 50 countries. Put on a white t-shirt and end up looking like a tie-dyed vat of coloured goodness.

 

#12  Auckland International Cultural Festival | 20th March

Be Diverse and join the International Culture Festival. With a selection of food, music, sports, arts and culture from around the world, it’s an awesome event to add to your March calendar.

 

#13  Royal Easter Show | 24th — 28th March

This easter the Royal Easter Show is back with Art World, Farm World, an ice skating rink and loads more. It’s free entry, and you can purchase tickets for the carnival rides, circus and sideshows on-site. Stay around for the fireworks at 9.30pm to finish your night with a bang—or several.

 

#14  Waiheke International Jazz Festival | 25th — 27th March

Are you into music and jazz?  Waiheke is up for an exciting line-up of local and NZ talent over Easter Weekend. All-day sessions, evening concert series and late night Supper Club Sessions. The Grand Finale is on Sunday night at Rangihoua Estate, ‘Where the stars come out to play.’

 

#15  The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band | 31st March

Are you into blues? Mick Fleetwood, is the co-founder of legendary Fleetwood Mac. Celebrating his Blues heritage with his band and with powerful percussion and persona, staying true to the early styling of the band you can Go Your Own Way and sing and dance the night away.

 

Places To Stay 

Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ is one of the top luxury Bed and Breakfast’s in Auckland, New Zealand.  We invite you to our home and bnb for a good night’s rest just like back at your own home.  For Booking and Availability please click here. 

 

2016 Super Rugby Season - New Zealand

The 2016 Super Rugby season  will be marking the 21st season of Super Rugby and will be the first season featuring an expanded 18-team format.  This 2016 season will also include for the first time, Teams outside the usual Australia , New Zealand, and South Africa adding teams from Argentina and Japan.

The round-robin games will take place every weekend from 26 February to 16 July 2016 (with a break for international matches during June), followed by the finals series at the end of July and culminating in the final on 6 August.

Competition

The 18 teams will be grouped geographically, with two regional groups, each consisting of two conferences: the Australasian Group, with five teams in the Australian Conference and five teams in the New Zealand Conference and the South African Group, with six South African teams, one Argentinean team and one Japanese team split into a four-team Africa 1 Conference and a four-team Africa 2 Conference.

The Group Stages will be consisting of 17 rounds of matches, where each team will play 15 matches and have two rounds of byes for a total of 135 matches.

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Teams will play six intra-conference matches in the four-team African Conferences, with each team playing other three teams in their conference home and away.  The 5 team Australasian Conferences will play two teams home and away and will also play once again the other two teams (one at home and one away).

The other nine matches will be a single round of matches against each team in the other conference in their group, as well as against each team from one of the conferences in the other group.

In 2016, the teams in Africa 1 will play the teams in the Australian Conference, while the teams in Africa 2 will play the teams in the New Zealand Conference.

The top team in each of the four conferences will automatically qualify to the Quarter Finals. The next top three teams in the Australasian Group and the next top team in the South African group will also qualify to the Quarter Finals as wildcards. The conference winners will be seeded #1 to #4 for the Quarter Finals, in order of log points gained during the group stages, while the wildcards will be seeded as #5 to #8 in order of log points gained during the group stages.

In the Quarter Finals, the conference winners will host the first round of the finals, with the highest-seeded conference winner hosting the fourth-seeded wildcard entry, the second-seeded conference winner hosting the third-seeded wildcard entry, the third-seeded conference winner hosting the second-seeded wildcard entry and the fourth-seeded conference winner hosting the top-seed wildcard entry.

The Quarter Final winners will progress to the Semi-Finals, where the highest seed to reach the Semi-Finals will host the lowest seed and the second-seeded semi-finalist will host the third-seeded team.

The winners of the Semi-Finals will progress to the Final, at the venue of the highest-seeded team.

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Accommodation For the 2016 Super Rugby Season

If you are looking for a place to stay during the 2016 Super Rugby Season, You should Know that Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ is only a stone throw away from the 2016 Super Rugby Venue at Eden Park.  Make sure you contact us for room availability during this busy season.  Make sure you book prior to visiting Auckland, New Zealand.

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Why staying at an Auckland bed and breakfast is better than staying at an Auckland hotel

Luxury Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. For many travelers Bed and Breakfast means, cozy rural cottage with homemade cookies  and a hombnbvshotele 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.

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5 Reasons why you should stay at Eden Park Bed & Breakfast in Auckland

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bedandbreakfast Eden Park Bed & Breakfast is a Luxury Inn that is located in Mt Eden, Central City Auckland, and offers affordable B&B accommodation in a historic Edwardian villa. The top 5 reasons why you should stay at Eden Park Bed & Breakfast in Auckland was concluded with the help of our trip advisors real guest reviews that were written for Eden Park Bed & Breakfast. Screen Shot 2015-07-17 at 3.52.54 PM The Owners The owners, Anthony and Marlene Mcnaulty are very nice and will make you feel very welcomed. The Hospitality at Eden Park Bed & Breakfast exceeds every guest’s expectations. The owners have created a homely ambiance within this beautiful Bed & Breakfast home. 25-crop Hospitality You will feel like a Home away from Home. There is a well-appointed guest lounge, and includes a WiFi Hotspot for your free Internet, just like back at home. The external veranda leading down to an immaculate well stocked garden is an instant stress buster if you are just arriving from a long flight. 23 The Rooms and BathroomsroomsThis Bed & Breakfast offers Four luxuriously appointed rooms with individual sophistication and character. The Cream Room, The Blue Room and The Yellow room with ensuite bathrooms while The GreenRoom comes with its own private bathroom which include heated tiles. The rooms and bathroom are extremely clean, with beautifully furnished beautiful linens. CREAMROOM-BNB The rooms are up on par with other 5-star hotel rooms. With heated tiles in the bathrooms. Expect big sized bedrooms and comfortable beds to sleep in. BAthroom-Cream-Room Breakfast Options and Snacks

Eden Park Bed & Breakfast prides itself with their special breakfasts. Breakfast at Eden Park is a gourmet affair that is nourishing, flavorful and indulgent. breakfastThe table is set with china, silver and linen. The menu comprises orange juice, fresh New Zealand fruits, yogurt and muesli and homemade preserves. The hot section of your gourmet breakfast will tempt your taste buds … to say anymore will take the surprise away!

The Complimentary Breakfast is served anytime between 8am to 9am. Gluten free and vegetarian request are catered for as well. Breakfast Is From the fresh, delicious range of breakfast options, including home-made jam to absolutely delicious home-made cookies in a jar for night nibbling guests, chocolates and wide variety of tea and coffee available at any timeSweets-BNB Convenient Location Very convenient for a traveler. The Airbus to and from the airport stops just a 2 minute walk away, and there are many good-quality-but-cheap restaurants nearby. If you want to get to the center, a Bus or Taxi will conveniently take you where you need to go. Screen-Shot-2015-05-06-at-4.28.51-PMEden Park Bed & Breakfast is located at 20 Bellwood Ave,Mt Eden, which is an established inner city suburb of Auckland, and is in close proximity to Eden Park, the many restaurants and cafes of Mt Eden Village, Dominion Rd and Kingsland, and only a short drive, or bus ride, to the shopping precincts of Auckland City, Newmarket and St Lukes Mall.

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