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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About the trivago Awards 2017
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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.
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.
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.
Season Begins on February 26th – First Game At Eden Park Venue, Auckland
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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.
Overview of latest international travel trends
Provisional travel statistics for major source and destination countries
Four weeks ended 25 October 2015
International visitor arrivals
Total visitor arrivals are up 8% compared to the same four-week period last year.
UP: China 35%, India 19%, Korea 15%, Canada 6%, Australia 6%, USA 5%, Japan 3%, Germany 3%.
DOWN: UK 5%, Singapore 11%.
New Zealand resident departures
Total trips abroad by NZ residents are up 7% compared to the same four-week period last year.
UP: UK 116%, Thailand 22%, Cook Islands 16%, India 14%, China 13%, Samoa 10%, Indonesia 6%, Australia 1%, Fiji less than 1%.
DOWN: USA 6%.
Source: Statistics New Zealand
So you decided to visit New Zealand, and you picked Auckland as your destination place to be. Your next move is to choose the right accommodation for you so you can make sure that your trip and stay will be as pleasant as you would like it to be.
Have no fear, Eden Park Bed and Breakfast is here for you to cover all your needs and wants. We have conducted a few videos showcasing our rooms to you as they are. It doesn’t get any better than this.
This Bed and Breakfast offers Four luxuriously appointed rooms with individual sophistication and character. This include The Cream Room, The Blue Room and The Yellow room with en-suite bathrooms while The Green Room comes with its own private bathroom.
When you see what you like, then just click the More information link under the video so you can go ahead and book your accommodation with us.
The Cream Room
Relax in our Premiere Queen Size Room with fireplace and en-suite bathroom. Facing North, this room is bright and luminous and has the morning sun through multiple windows. A luxurious en-suite is attached…
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The Blue Room
A warm blue decor that captures the morning sun.This room has a queen size double bed. A luxurious en-suite is attached…
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The Green Room
A Double bed set in a tastefully decorated smaller room with soft green tonings for a quiet nights sleep. Private bathroom facilities. Eden Park Bed & Break Fast
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The Yellow Room
Step back in time and spend a blissful night’s sleep in (circa) 1873 French twin beds. This room faces North and has a verandah outside the window. Attached to the room is a large luxury en-suite…
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Extra Information for our Guests
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, You will catch the Airporter bus, that picks you up and drops you off at the top of our road. (Bellwood Ave, Mt. Eden).
Make sure you check the New Zealand Weather prior to arriving or visiting so you are dressed accordingly.
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.
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!
These are your directions to Central Auckland, and more specifically Eden Park Bed and Breakfast Hotel.
We are looking at 19 minutes tops without traffic. So we aren’t that far from Auckland Airport.
900 meters leaving the Airport, At the 1st roundabout take the 4th exit towards State Highway 20A
4.2 km down the road, At the next roundabout, make sure you take the 2nd exit and stay on the State highway 20A
7.5 km you will Merge on to State highway 20A
Drive for about 400m after merging and then turn Right on Dominion Road
At this point you are at the 19min mark with no Traffic. Proceed towards RD/Urban Route 4. Keep right.
Turn on Bellwood Ave and head to number 20. You will find us on the left.
We are Located a strone throw away from Eden Park, the 2011 Rugby World Cup Rugby Venue at Mt. Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.
For more information on how to get to and from Auckland Aiport, please contact us we will be happy to assist you.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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%.
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