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.

 

 

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.

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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 

Busy Weekend in Auckland City

It has been a busy weekend at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast with the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand v Australia at Eden Park, Auckland. We won but they were very good. It all bodes well for a rematch further on in the competition. We still have some accommodation for the All Blacks v Australia Rugby match in August. These are two day specials only.

Overview of latest international travel trends
Provisional travel statistics for major source and destination countries

International visitor arrivals at Four weeks ended 15 February 2015
Total visitor arrivals are up 4% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: India 36%, Korea 23%, Japan 13%, China 10%, Australia 5%, Germany 4%, UK 2%, Singapore 2%.

DOWN: USA 2%, Canada 2%.

Source: Statistics New Zealand

Super Rugby Concerns 2016

There seems to be concern in the ranks about the future of Super Rugby with dire predictions about next year’s set-up.

Publicly, lNew Zealand’s teams are resigned to toeing the party line and accepting that the addition of a team from Argentina, Japan and another in South Africa is good for the game.

The realism is that the current system has seen a seen a declining trend around attendance.

In 2006, South Africa posted an average Super Rugby crowd of 34,000, Australia 24,000 and New Zealand 22,000.

By 2012, those numbers had dropped across the board – South Africa were down to 28,000, Australia 20,000 and New Zealand 16,000. I would imagine that the numbers for 2014 would be lower again.

Week one of Super Rugby kicked off with a sea of empty seats. With the Black Caps playing in Christchurch the following day, the Crusaders were resigned to a poor turnout. They got one.

It was the same in Auckland, where the Blues weren’t able to host the Chiefs at Eden Park. They knew it wouldn’t be a great crowd at North Harbour, and they were right.

The problem is the core product !

TV has been allowed to dictate the playing schedules; jumping from 12 to 15 teams has diluted the quality of the overall playing pool; the format has suffered from not being a true round-robin; the rules remain unfathomable and inconsistently applied; stadiums, with the exception of the Forsyth Barr, don’t have cover; the food in stadiums is mostly crap and expensive and maybe most damaging has been that the biggest name players have been allowed to drift in, drift out and skip the bits they don’t fancy.

Add all that together and that explains the 30 per cent drop in average crowds since 2006.

The actual rugby is great. Unfortunately with TV controlling the money and the terms of scheduling we are only going to see a lot more empty seats.
On a better note , at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we see good response from game patrons wanting luxury accommodation close to the stadium.

ICC Cricket World Cup comes to Auckland

We are running strong reservations for accommodation at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast. The full house sign is burning bright at the moment. There is the ICC Cricket World Cup match next weekend in Auckland with New Zealand v Australia at Eden Park. Both teams look good so there will be a strong patriotic atmosphere around the stadium.
Other news about Auckland hosting the challenger series of the Americas Cup is welcome. Now we just have to wait for Team New Zealand to solve the public relations mess they find themselves in over the axing of the current skipper……..!

International visitor arrivals at Four weeks ended 8th February 2015
Total visitor arrivals are up 2% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: India 43%, Korea 33%, Japan 14%, Australia 10%, Germany 6%, UK 2%.
DOWN: Canada 1%, USA 4%, Singapore 10%, China 15%.

New Zealand resident departures
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 7% compared to the same four-week period last year.

UP: Fiji 33%, USA 25%, Canada 23%, India 22%, UK 13%, Cook Islands 7%, Australia 3%, China 3%, Samoa 2%.
DOWN: Thailand 4%.

Source: Statistics New Zealand

TOP 11 Things To do in New Zealand

New Zealand is known as the playground for adventure. We have picked the top 11 things to do in New Zealand. 1) Cape Reinga Cape Reinga also known as Te Rerenga Wairua, is the northwestern most tip of the Aupouri Peninsula, at the northern end of the North Island of New Zealand. Cape Reinga, is known as the most spiritual significant place in Maori tradition and mythology. The cape where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean is known as the place Maori spirits descend into the underworld. Everywhere you turn at Cape Reinga you are surrounded by beauty, whether it’s stunning beaches or the Cape Reinga lighthouse. Things to do: There is a 90-mile beach, a public highway on route to Cape Reinga, where you can also go sand-boarding on the sand dunes, and Rarawa Beach, a gorgeous cove perfect for surfing. 2) Lake Wanaka lakewanaka Lake Wanaka is located in the Otago region of New Zealand, at an altitude of 300 metres. Covering an area of 192 km², it is New Zealand’s fourth largest lake, and estimated to be more than 300 m deep. Its name is Māori, a corruption of Oanaka. The Lake Wanaka region is a playground in the natural wonderland of mountains, glaciers, rivers and lakes – its a living breathing paradise. You get to adventure at your own pace, in your own time, in your own way. 3) White Water Rafting, Rotorua Rotorua Rotorua is a city on the southern shores of the lake of the same name, in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand’s North Island. White Water Rafting on the Kaituna River is known as the “best, most amazing experien” on Trip Advisor. You must experience Kaituna for yourself. It is home to the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world – Tutea Falls. It consists of Warm water, outstanding scenery, heart pumping rapids and world class guides Make sure you make Rotorua Rafting your first stop activity in Rotorua. 4) Milford Sound milford-sound-hd-wallpaper Milford Sound or Piopiotahi in Maori is a fiord in the south west of New Zealand’s South Island. With around 550,000 to 1 million visitors per year this has been labeled as one of the best world tourist destinations to visit. New Zealand’s own, it has been called the eighth Wonder of the World. Things to do : Tramping, canoeing, and some other water sports are usually popular. You can also take small boat trips. A very small percentage of tourists stay more than a day, so there isn’t really any accommodation for long stays. You can also check out the underwater tourist observatory found in one of the bays of the sound provides viewing of black coral, usually only found in much deeper waters. 5) Abel Tasman National Park abel_tasman_national_park1 Abel Tasman National Park is a New Zealand national park located between Golden Bay and Tasman Bay at the north end of the South Island. A coastal paradise that you can walk through or explore by cruise boat, sailing catamaran, water taxi or sea kayak. The Abel Tasman National Park mixes physical exertion with beach life. From Hiking, to Canoeing, followed by sun bathing, then swimming and breathtaking snorkeling, and the list goes on. Accommodation consists of luxurious lodges. The most popular type of sleeping, is the sleeping under the stars outside in Nature So you have two options , one is taking the Jumping off Nevis, New Zealand’s highest bungy from a cable car. Then you have the “The Ledge” overlooking Queenstown where you can bungy at night, or take a look at AJ Hackett Bungy for more details. 6) Tongariro Alpine Crossing Tongariro_alpine_crossing_view The Tongariro Alpine Crossing in Tongariro National Park is a tramping track in New Zealand, and is among the most popular day hikes in New Zealand. You can have a one-day adventure, walking across active volcanoes, with spectacular and unique volcanic terrain. Experience the cold mountain spring, old lava flows, active volcanic craters ,thermal steam vents, amazing mesmerizing lakes and to top it off ; a native forest to explore. You can also get the best view of the mountains and lakes of the central North Island. 7) Whale Watching, Kaikoura Whale-Watching-Kaikoura This is where the Mountains meet the Sea….With a population of approximately 3,800 residents, Kaikoura is located on a rocky peninsula, surrounded by lush farmland beneath the mountains. Right off the peninsular, there is a rich habitat for marine mammals and seabirds making it an ideal place for experiencing it at first hand. You will be Whale Watching! Several different species of whale can be seen off Kaikoura . The Sperm Whales are the main species seen. 8) Skydiving, Lake Taupo Taupo_Skydiving Lake Taupo is a lake situated in the North Island of New Zealand and is the largest lake in New Zealand, and the second largest freshwater lake. Things to do : Skydiving is the main tourist attraction. This is why our tourists visit Lake Taupo. If you are not a fan of skydiving then you can easily join the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, which is a a cycling tour around the lake which can take anywhere between four and ten hours. There are Maori rock carvings at Mine Bay on Lake Taupō that are over 10 metres high and only accessible by boat. The cliff has become a popular tourist destination with hundreds of boats and yachts visiting the spot daily. It is a noted trout fishery with stocks of introduced brown trout and rainbow trout. 9) Franz Josef Glacier KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA The Franz Josef (Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere in Māori) is a glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. The glacier area is one of the main tourist attractions of the West Coast, You may take Guided and unguided walks up to and onto the glacier. Glacier walks also require some specialized equipment, namely ice axes and crampons that latch onto a sturdy boot. 10) Bungy Jumping, Queenstown Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 10.31.35 PM New Zealand is known at the the bungy capital of the world. Did you know that Bungy Jumping originated in New Zealand? Its true! :) The First Bungee Jump ever was at the Kawarau Bridge. And finally coming to #11, we want to end this article, with our personal introduction to our award winning Luxury Bed and Breakfast Hotel in Central Auckland.  We offer a guarantee that you will have a pleasant and rewarding stay with us. We think you should choose Eden Park and Breakfast as your best choice of accommodation in Auckland. 11) Best Accommodation? Eden Park Bed and Breakfast In Auckland 01 This Bed and Breakfast offers Four luxuriously appointed rooms with individual sophistication and character. They include The Cream Room, The Blue Room and The Yellow room with ensuite bathrooms while The Green Room comes with its own private bathroom. Our complimentary breakfast is set with china, silver and Linen. We offer a three course breakfast including a fruit bowl, with a continental selection and a hot cooked option. There is a well-appointed guest lounge, and our B&B includes a WiFi Hotspot for your free Internet. There is an excellent selection of Restaurants and Cafes near by in Dominion Road, Mt. Eden and Kingsland. The Local buses and trains are within a close walking distance for transport to the city. When you visit New Zealand and land at Auckland Airport, catch the Airporter bus. Take the Dominion Road Shuttle and get off at the intersection of Bellwood Ave/ Dominion Road, Eden Valley Shops.We are 200meters down Bellwood Avenue on the LHS. This is the cheapest option for transport to Eden Park Bed and Breakfast from the Airport. Right Next Door: Eden Park Venue foto-eden-park Eden Park Bed and Breakfast Is located right next door to Eden Park. This is New Zealand’s largest Rugby Stadium and has been selected as a venue for the 2015 Cricket World Cup Games that will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. We hope you enjoyed our top 11 things to do in New Zealand. We hope it was helpful and valuable. Please do leave a comment below. Thank you!

NRL Auckland Nines Post Weekend in Review

One of the most amazing memorable NRL Auckland Nines Final was won by South Sydney with a score of 18-14 during golden try extra time. The Sharks put out a strong defensive wall making it hard for South Sydney to break through easily.

Weekend in Review

The Rabbitohs, defeated Cronulla 18-14 another memorable final.

finalscoresCronulla knocked out the Warriors in the quarter-final stages along the way to a spot in the final.

The Sharks beat the Roosters and the Rabbitohs beat the Eels in the semi-finals.

Women’s NRL Series

In the women’s series, the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns won beating the Jillaroos, 2-1.

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Note this event was the first time that matches between the two women’s teams were on  live television.   Very impressive match ups.

Thousands attended to watch skillful football played at Eden Park over the Weekend.

TheNRL Auckland Nines is competitive football tournament played in a fun environment., and will be back again next year!

The NRL Auckland Nines Fans raid

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Right before the game and after the game, we had fans from the NRL Nines tourney passing by our Eden Park Bed and Breakfast. I mean it when we say that we are  a stones throw away from the Eden Park Venue ; so we get to catch all the fun during these events.    Here are some candit pics of the fans .

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