How To Get From Auckland Airport to Eden Park Bed and Breakfast in 19 minutes ...

We Thought we should help our guests and future travellers with our directions from Auckland Airport to Eden Park Bed and Breakfast in 19 minutes.

Please follow our instructions and you should be fine.  We went to Google Maps to get this information , so you can trust the routes.  Just keep in mind, the end of the trip ends right at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast.   If you are into Rugby, or Cricket, we have the best seats in the house.  We are only a stones throw away from the Famous Eden Park Rugby World Cup Venue.

Auckland Airport overview map.   This is where you start!

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These are your directions to Central Auckland, and more specifically Eden Park Bed and Breakfast Hotel.

 

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We are looking at 19 minutes tops without traffic.  So we aren’t that far from Auckland Airport.

Step 1

900 meters leaving the Airport, At the 1st roundabout take the 4th exit towards State Highway 20A

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Step 2

4.2 km down the road, At the next roundabout, make sure you take the 2nd exit and stay on the State highway 20A

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Step 3

7.5 km you will Merge on to State highway 20A

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Step 4

Drive for about 400m after merging and then turn Right on Dominion Road

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Step 5

At this point you are at the 19min mark with no Traffic.  Proceed towards RD/Urban Route 4. Keep right.

Step 6

Turn on Bellwood Ave and head to number 20.  You will find us on the left.

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We are Located a strone throw away from Eden Park, the 2011 Rugby World Cup Rugby Venue at Mt. Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.

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For more information on how to get to and from Auckland Aiport, please contact us we will be happy to assist you.

 

 

The Blues won last night.....

International visitor arrivals at Four weeks ended 19 April 2015
Total visitor arrivals are up 7% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: India 39%, Canada 39%, USA 26%, Japan 20%, Korea 19%, China 16%, Singapore 6%, UK 6%, Germany 4%, Australia less than 1%.
DOWN: Nil

New Zealand resident departures
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 6% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: Indonesia 57%, India 26%, Samoa 19%, Fiji 15%, USA 15%, Australia 8%.
DOWN: Cook Islands 2%, Thailand 3%, China 5%, UK 14%.

Source: Statistics New Zealand

Top Five New Zeland Beaches to Visit in 2015

Explore the top Five New Zealand Beaches to Visit in 2015.  New Zealand is a beautiful place with beautiful mountain vistas, Volcano Sites, but our beaches are something else. 

Whatipu, North Island

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Whatipu sits an hour (40km) west of Auckland on the edge of the Waitakere Ranges.This beach consists of wetlands, sand dunes, rocky cliffs and unique black sand beaches. Considered perfect fo the Family outing adventure.   Make sure you pack a lunch basket and water because you won’t be finding any shops nearby . You take your nature walks through the caves through to a spot of surfcasting.   Perfect outing for a family.

Black Pebble Beach, South Island

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Black Pebble Beach is famous for its black pebbles. Very unique location to visit. Keep in mind the waters are cold.   There are restaurant and bars in the area so you can enjoy your drink while enjoying the sunset at Black Pebble Beach. Black Pebble Beach is 250km north from Kaikoura, New Zealand.

Anapai Beach, South Island

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 If you are headed to South Island, then head to the Top of Abel Tasman National Park. You can go Kayaking to seals beach where you can interact with the wildlife there. (seals) . Enjoy bushwalks and secluded beaches.

The Catlins, South Island  

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Just 2 hours south of Dunedin you will find the The Catlins. There is a rainforest , beaches, and rugged landscapes. A place of unique endangered birds, such as our Rare Yellow – Eyed Penguin. Enjoy the fur seals, and sea lions, but please don’t get too close!

Tapotupotu Bay, North Island

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If you are into night camping, surfing, or fishing, then head off to North Island and find Tapotupotu Bay. You will find white sand beaches, great fishing locations and beautiful places to camp at night and be one with nature.

Eden Park Bed and Breakfast , Auckland, NZ

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If all of those beaches don’t  satisfy your tastes, and you want something more comfortable, and closer to the city, then stay with us at our luxurious bed and breakfast Inn, in Mt. Eden.   For the Rugby and Cricket Fans, we are a stones throw away from Eden Park Venue on Reimers Ave., so it would be easy for you to catch a match while staying at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ.

To Book a Room Please Click Here >> Book Now

Enjoy your Travels!

 

Tourism still humming in New Zealand

At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we have seen the first traveller slowdown since October last year as the “season” winds down.. We still have regular arrivals but we see the beginnings of the Winter season. It’s been a horrible weekend with the weather in Auckland. Rain, thunderstorms, heavy wind, and boats blown up onto the rocks of the harbour.

International visitor arrivals at Four weeks ended 12 April 2015
Total visitor arrivals are up 19% compared to the same four-week period last year.
UP: India 66%, Canada 30%, USA 27%, Australia 20%, Korea 18%, China 17%, UK 16%, Japan 15%, Germany 13%, Singapore 4%.

DOWN: Nil

New Zealand resident departures
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 27% compared to the same four-week period last year.
UP: Indonesia 165%, India 57%, USA 50%, Fiji 40%, Samoa 40%, Thailand 32%, Australia 28%, China 22%, Cook Islands 9%.

DOWN: UK less than 1%.

Source: Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand's Commemoration of Anzac Day at Auckland Memorial Museum

What is Anzac day? 

anzAnzac Day is a national day of remembrance in both Australia and New Zealand that that commemorates everyone who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations as well as their contribution and suffering of all those who have served. This happens every 25th of April. Anzac was originally a day to honour members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) bserved on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Two Events Happening on the 25th. The Dawn Service, starting at 6am, and the Civic Service, starting at 11am. Both of these take place on the Court of Honour (Cenotaph)at Auckland Memorial Museum.

New Zealand’s Commemoration of Anzac Day

Anzac Day now promotes a sense of unity, perhaps more effectively than any other day on the national calendar. The day is a public holiday in New Zealand. Shops are prohibited from opening before 1 pm

Info about Auckland War Memorial Museum

The Auckland War Memorial Museum was built in 1929 with the help of the locals in in remembrance of their war heroes of WW1 . It’s one of New Zealand’s most important museums and war memorials. It has collections in regards to New Zealand’s natural history as well as military history. The museum is also one of the most iconic Auckland buildings, constructed in the neo-classicist style, and sitting on a grassed plinth upon a dead volcano in the Auckland Domain. This is the largest public park close to Auckland city. To this day, Auckland War Memorial Museum is a touchstone of remembrance for families and returned service personnel who wish to honour their loved ones and fallen comrades.


 

Everything You Need To know About Rugby

Rugby is about how to obtain possession of the ball and score as many points as possible by carrying, passing, kicking and grounding the ball.

The Game Starts when a player kicks the rugby ball from the halfway line. The team in possession of the ball advances towards the try line by running forward and passing the ball from one player to another.

The ball must be passed laterally or behind and not passed infront. Not allowed. The other team will try and prevent the team in possession from moving the ball down the field and scoring a try. (this is grounding the ball over the try line – Enz Zone line)

The other team will try and grab the ball-carrier and tackle them to the ground.. The ball-carrier must then pass or release the ball allowing both teams to contest possession.

If the ball goes out of play, then a lineout is called to restart the game. When there is some committed foul, the game will begin with a scrum, free kick or penalty kick depending on the foul committed.

How to Score in Rugby

Try (5 points)
Grounding the ball over the try line.

Conversion (2 points)
Kicking the goal over the goal posts if a try has been scored.

Field Goal (3 points)
A drop kick over the goal posts when in the field of play.

Penalty (3 points)
Kicking the ball over the goal posts when a penalty has been awarded following an infringement.

Rugby Field

The dimensions of a proper rugby field is 100m long and 69m wide.

You can find two in-goal areas at each end of the field and the two sidelines which are known as touchlines.

At each end of the field there are goal posts that are 5.6m apart with a crossbar set at 3m giving the goal the shape of the letter H.

Lines on the Rugby Field

Halfway line

This line is where the game starts and restarts after tries and goals are scored.

10-metre line
This line is on both sides of the halfway line. The kick restart from halfway must go at least this far.

22-metre line
This line is 22 metres towards the halfway line from each goal line. Play is restarted from these lines if the ball has been pressed down by the defending team or the ball has crossed or touched the Dead-Ball Line or Touch In-Goal Line.

Goal line
This line can also be called the “try line” and you can find these on each end of the field. If the ball get’s grounded inside this area then team will score a try.

Dead-ball line
This line is at the end of the in-goal area. If the ball touches or goes beyond this line the ball is considered out of play.

Touchline
This is the line on either side of the field. On or outside this line is considered out of play.

Touch-in-goal line
This line is the touchline continued between the goal line and the dead ball line.

There are 15 people in each team.

Super Rugby

Super Rugby is the largest and pre-eminent professional rugby union football competition in the Southern Hemisphere.

Building off various Southern Hemisphere competitions dating back to the South Pacific Championship in 1986, with teams from a number of southern nations,

Super Rugby officially consists of teams from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

The Next Big Super Rugby Game

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Next big game is happening at Eden Park is New Zealand’s largest stadium, located in central Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, it is three kilometres southwest of the CBD, on the boundary between the suburbs of Mount Eden and Kingsland Between the Blues vs Brumbies. Get your Tickets here >>The Blues vs Brumbies 

Top Five Travel Apps for your next trip!

We’ve decided do a little research and find the best top five travel apps that will assist you on your next trip. As long as you have WiFi, 3g, 4g, or whatever type of internet, these top ten travel apps will help you either with your packing, or your boarding, or finding your way around, we are sure you will be grateful you took the time to read this article.

So let’s begin with , Packing.

 

Travel App1#

Packing Pro

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Crete your own personal packing list and check your items off as you are packing. How great is that?   You can also save that list as a template on your next packing trip, or even when leaving to return, that checklist will come in handy so you don’t forget that , charger…or your slippers.

Get it here https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/packing-pro/id312266675?mt=8

Travel App #2

TripIT

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When wanting to organize your trip. You will need Tripit.   As soon as you book your ticket, you then add that information details into your Tripit App, from information of your flight, to your hotel booking, as well as information on your car rental too. Tripit App will have all info in there for you to use with a touch of a finger. If you’ve made any plans through your email, it will pull that info up as well.   How many times have you got to the counter without that piece of paper with all that info on there? This will save you time, and space. Your flight details is monitored in real-time, and TripIt will text and email you if there are any changes in your flight schedule.

It provides you with everything you can think of. Maps , weather airport info and the details of your flight destination.

Get it here https://www.tripit.com/

Travel App # 3

XE Currencyimages

XE Currency will help you to convert money no matter where you are. XE Currency is fully updated and will give you a heads up on what you are paying for when exchanging your money.

XE Currency will help you to convert money no matter where you are. XE Currency is fully updated and will give you a heads up on what you are paying for when exchanging your money.

Very useful for making sure you don’t lose money while exchanging your money.

Get it here http://www.xe.com/apps/

 Travel App #4

SLEEPSOUNDS HQ

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SleepSounds HQ offers a simple but brilliant solution to the noisy locations you might be experiencing in your trip adventure.

This little app basically, let’s you mask all distractions with more than 600 tracks . So no more focusing on that noise distraction

Get it here http://www.sleepsoundshq.com/

Travel App #4

WI-FI FINDER

Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 3.25.36 PMAs everyone seems to rely on technology , such as the internet. Finding a Wi-fi hotspot is the first thing visitors usually do when getting off a plane. So using this Wi-Fi Finder with its preloaded database of secured wifi hotspots, would save you some hassle in finding some free internet for you to use and get back in contact with your loved ones, or to just post that “Check in” on facebook.

Get it here https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/free-wi-fi-finder/id307217005?mt=8

Travel App#5

Pano

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If you are visiting places like New Zealand. Then you might want to download the PANO app. You can thank us later when you are viewing your panoramic shots of our middle earth. Very easy to use, and the technology allows it to automatically create a high quality panoramic photo to add to your trip album!

We hope you enjoyed this article on our favorite top five travel apps. Please comment below your experience with these apps .

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Get it https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/pano/id293709029?mt=8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download your Hauraki Gulf Islands Map ...

Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 3.33.33 PMThe Hauraki Gulf Islands consist of more than 50 islands  many of which are public conservation lands managed by the Department of Conservation.

Most islands are open to the public for recreation and relaxation. Some are sanctuaries for endangered species and to land you must have a permit.

You will discover islands lined with golden-sand beaches, also known as the  ‘island of wine’ you will enjoy your fine wine after your adventurous day of , kayaking, sailing or even dolphin spotting.

To make sure you don’t get lost, make sure you download this map of the Hauraki Islands, courtesy of www.aucklandnz.com

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Need your NORTH AUCKLAND MAP ?

North Auckland map

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If you ever decide to head north of Auckland, then you will experience and discover why everyone is laid back in those areas.

Lifestyle here is really chilled out, with great food to enjoy, and great Wine to Taste and sip while enjoying the amazing view of the beautiful sea which surrounds North Auckland.

To make sure you get to where you want to get, make sure you download this map of North Auckland, courtesy of www.aucklandnz.com

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Explore Central Auckland, Download This Map

 

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Amazing Waterfront Breathtaking views.  Get anything you need or want, through our world-class shopping stores and malls.  Make sure you enjoy our vibrant arts and culture , all found in the heart of Auckland.

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Either be relaxed or adventurous, you can do everything you can think of in Auckland, and in order to find everything, we suggest you  Download this Map of Central Auckland  so you can get around, courtesy of www.aucklandnz.com

 

 

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.