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. 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Zealand - When to go,  How long and Where...

 1994---scenic222 (1)You can experience the full four seasons in New Zealand, however, with a little twist…You Summer is our Winter, and our Winter is during your Summer. For example…Summer is during the Months of December, January and February .So if you are planning on visiting then, make sure you pack lightly…meaning you are packing your summer clothes!

Autumn is during the months of March, April and May. Yes I know, weird right? While Winter is in June, July and August, where the rest of the world are Hot! We are doing the opposite. Just like us driving on the left side.   Spring starts off in September, October and November.

New Zealand is just perfect for its variety of activities. New Zealand is built for you to be able to enjoy almost anything you do. Hiking, Walking, touring, cruising (cruises) Skiing, flying, anything you can really think of, while wining and dining at the worlds most exceptional award winning restaurants, or just coming to watch Rugby’s most popular team “The All Blacks” at Eden Park ,New Zealand’s Largest Rugby Venue .The ICC Cricket World Cup is happening this year, so 2015 will be a very busy year for New Zealand and Eden Park Bed and Breakfast.

Estimated Time Need To Tour New Zealand

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If you wanted to take a tour between the most popular destinations, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch or Queenstown, then allow around 15 days of touring.

If you wanted to enjoy some activities and explore each destination, then add another 5 days to that. So you would need around 20 days to enjoy what New Zealand has to offer.

If you were looking for going from North Side to Southside…meaning, from one end of the island to the other end, you will need around 20 days or more to enjoy this tour and stay. So add another 7 days to hang out and explore Milford Sound, Kaikoura for some whale watching! , or the Coromandel and Bay of Islands. Make sure you pack a camera to enjoy the amazing scenery and golden beaches. Surfers are welcome too.

 

Where To Stay? 

We personally recommend you staying in Auckland. Auckland is where most of the activities are going on .qThis is where you can begin your tour. You may book and stay at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast Hotel , right in the heart of Auckland, next to Eden Park , the Biggest Rugby Venue in New Zealand. We have 4 themed luxury rooms for you to choose from . Just make sure you book early because this year will be a busy one (ICC Cricket World Cup 2015). www.bedandbreakfastnz.com

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Eden Park Bed and Breakfast accommodation is known, for our high standards, friendly ambience, location, character and facilities. Eden Park recieved multiple awards through out the past 4 years…voted and awarded the “Traveller’s Choice Awards” by Trip Advisor. Or you may choose to stay in a Hotel, Motel, or a Self Catering Accommodation (basically an apartment to rent.

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Driving distances

Make sure you understand that touring New Zealand, will be long. The driving distances are really long. For example…from Auckland to Wellington is about 8 hours of driving.

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Booking your holiday

Make sure you contact us, so we can give you further details on how you can go about in booking your room with us. We will help you with your transportation, and we will inform you on any good deals when visiting New Zealand.

For more information about your reservations and booking please visit www.bedandbreakfastnz.com/book-now

 

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Tourists Beware - Don't Drink and Drive in New Zealand

As of December 1st 2014 the legal alcohol limit for drivers aged 20 years and over will be lowered from 80 to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, or 400 to 250 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath.
The alcohol limit for drivers under the age of 20 will remain at zero.

There is no coincidence that it is Christmas Holiday time that this new law will take effect. Every year In New Zealand there are an average of 61 fatalities, 244 serious injuries, and 761 minor injuries every year caused by drivers who have been drinking.

If you’re going to drink, don’t drive, and if you’re going to drive, don’t drink.”

At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we advise travellers to catch the bus or a taxi if they wish to go out for dinner. Please be careful..

Auckland's Top Restaurants

The first five restaurants are within a 10 minute walking distance from Eden Park Bed and Breakfast. All of the restaurants have gained a following due to their high standard of cuisine and presentation. Eating out in Auckland is a pleasure. Enjoy!

Two Fifteen Bistro 215 Dominion Rd Mt Eden 630-6474 www.twofifteen.co.nz

The Dominion 234 Dominion Rd Mt Eden 623-2121 www.dominionbar.co.nz

Basil Thai 2/236 Dominion Rd Mt Eden 623-2334 www.basilthai.co.nz

Merediths 365 Dominion Rd Mt Eden 623-3170 www.merediths.co.nz

Clare Inn Irish Pub 274-278 Dominion Rd Mt Eden 623-8233 www.theclareinn.com

Reservations are recommended for all of the following restaurants

601(New North Rd) 601 New North Rd Morningside 849-7268 www.601newnorthroad.co.nz

Andiamo 194 Jerviois Rd Herne Bay 378-7811 www.andiamo.co.nz

Baduzzi Cnr Jellicoe St and Fish Lane North Wharf.City 309-9339 www.baduzzi.co.nz

Cazador 854 Dominion Rd Balmoral 620-8730 www.huntgatherfeed.com

CIBO Axis Building, 91 street Georges Bay Rd Parnell 303-9660 www.cibo.co.nz

Clooney 33 Sale Street Central City 358-1702 www.clooney.co.nz

Cocoro 56a Brown St Ponsonby 360-0927
www.cocoro.co.nz

Coco’s Cantina 376 Karangahape Rd Newton 300-7582 www.cocoscantina.co.nz

Debretts Kitchen Hotel De Brett, 2 High St Central City 969-1545 www.hoteldebrett.co.nz

Depot 86 Federal St. Central City 363-7048 www.eatatdepot.co.nz

Ebisu 116-118 Quay St.Britomart Central City 300-5271 www.ebisu.co.nz

Federal Delicatessen 86 Federal St. Central City 363-7184 www.thefed.co.nz

Fish Hilton Auckland. Princess Wharf. 147 Quay St Viaduct 978-2020 www.fishrestaurant.co.nz

Ima 57 Fort St Central City 300-7252
www.imacuisine.co.nz

Kazuya 193 Symonds St Eden Terrace 377-8537 www.kazuya.co.nz

Masu Sky City Grand Hotel.90 Federal St Central City 363-6278 www.skycityauckland.co.nz

Merediths 365 Dominion Rd Mt Eden 623-3140 www.merediths.co.nz

Moochowchow 23 Ponsonby Rd Ponsonby 360-6262 www.moochowchow.co.nz

Non Solo Pizza 259 Parnell Rd Parnell 379-5358 www.nonsolopizza.co.nz

O’Connell St Bistro 3 O’Connell St Central City 377-1884 www.oconnellstbistro.com

Orphans Kitchen 118 Ponsonby Rd Ponsonby 378-7979 www.orphanskitchen.co.nz

Ortolana The Pavilions. 31 Tyler St. Britomart Central City 368-9487 www.britomart.org/ortolana

O’Sarracino 3-5 Mt Eden Rd. Eden Terrace 309-3740 www.osarracino.co.nz

Astro Level 2. Seafarers.52 Tyler St.Britomart Central City 302-9888 www.seafarers.co.nz

Ponsonby Rd Bistro 165 Ponsonby Rd Ponsonby 360-1611 www.ponsonbyroadbistro.co.nz

Rosie 82 Gladstone Rd Parnell 369-1182 Rosie

Sidart Three Lamps Plaza. 283 Ponsonby Rd Ponsonby 360-2122 www.sidart.co.nz

Soto 13 St Marys Rd St Marys Bay 360-0021 www.soto.co.nz

Soul Bar and Bistro Viaduct Harbour Viaduct 356-7249 www.soulbar.co.nz

SPQR 150 Ponsonby Rd Ponsonby 360-1710 www.spqrnz.co.nz

St Heliers Café and Bistro 387 Tamaki Dr St Heliers 575-6995 www.stheliersbaycafe.co.nz

The Blue Breeze Inn 146 Ponsonby Rd Ponsonby 360-0303 www.thebluebreezeinn.co.nz

The French Café 210 Symonds St Eden Terrace 377-1977 www.thefrenchcafe.co.nz

The Grill by Sean Connolly Sky City Grand Hotel.90 Federal St Central City 363-7067 www.skycityauckland.co.nz

The Grove St Patricks Square. Wyndham St Central City 368-4129 www.thegroverestaurant.co.nz

The Sugar Club Sky Tower,Cnr Federal and Victoria Sts Central City 363-6365 www.skycityauckland.co.nz

Tribeca The Foundation Bldg. 8 George St Parnell 379-6359 www.tribeca.co.nz

Vinnies 166 Jervois Rd Herne Bay 376-5597 www.vinnies.co.nz

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.