Summer Holidays in New Zealand are basically Christmas Holidays but with a twist. You get to celebrate Christmas like it’s actually summer.
The New Zealand Summer holidays begin around the 20th of December and last up to 31st of January. You can expect to see a lot of trailers loading up on Boxing day heading for the Coastal Areas.
Summer Holidays in New Zealand is the ultimate Summer Vacation. So much to do and using the massive stretch of coastline areas which connect the North and South Islands feels like there is so many things you can do.
Surfing New Zealand
If you are looking for a place to Surf, then head out to the popular Surf Highway brings together the best surfers from around the world. Just ask how you can get to Taranaki.
So surfing is your passion, you’ll love New Zealand. You’re always next to the sea.
Life Style Holidays
Life style in New Zealand is one of a kind. You can do a variety of things to do. Some examples are Fishing, Sailing, Various Water Activities, Bungee jumping, or Volcano Touring and Hiking. Don’t forget to visit Mount Eden (AKL) Amazing view on top of Mt. Eden. If you head down below you’ll find Eden Park, World’s Biggest Rugby Stadium.
If you are into Music and Festivals, you will appreciate Whangamata. This is a great place to stroll and perfect for Summer Festivals during the Whanga Week, and the Summer Festival happening in New Zealand during this time.
BBQ in NZ
Summer holidays in New Zealand include bbq and Ice creams. It is guaranteed to find Kiwi Families enjoying their picnic outing, with their bbq grills, on a summer’s night on a beach.
Just imagine that for a second….
If you want a great tan, then head out to Hawkes Bay and Nelson to enjoy your summer holidays in New Zealand like you should. Camp for the night there if you like, you won’t be able to compare this to anywhere else you have ever been in this world. Promise.
Where to Stay in Auckland during your Summer Holidays in Auckland?
Eden Park Bed and Breakfast is located in Auckland, next to Eden Park’s World’s Largest Rubgy Stadium (Eden Park Stadium on Reimers Ave) We offer luxury accommodation at an affordable price. Make sure you contact us prior so we can guarantee your booking. Christmas Holidays are pretty busy here in Auckland. Looking forward to your stay.
There are about 8 top locations for you to tick off your Wedding Planning Checklist. There are so many different wedding venues in New Zealand to choose from when you finally decide to tie the knot with your special other half. New Zealand is quite popular as a location for destination weddings due to the amazing beauty that New Zealand beholds. If you are looking for an ideal place to have your wedding with amazing breathtaking background sceneries, then please look no further. We have 9 top locations to start off, so start checking that Wedding Planning Checklist !
Trust us, New Zealand has enough spots to make your wedding an unforgettable experience.
Below are our 8 top favorite locations for you to mark off your wedding planning checklist and make this a time to remember in New Zealand.
With a magnificent background scenery, the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo, is our top choice of a location.
2. Take a helicopter ride
3. Marry on a luxury sail boat.
4. Wineries and Vineyards
Hawke’s Bay, with amazing food and wine, architecture, beaches and wildlife. Located on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island and is accessible by air, land and sea so getting there is nice and easy . So while having your wedding, have a sample tasting of New Zealand’s award winning local wine vineyards.
5. Take a mud bath with your other half.
Get all dirty and healthy in our Geothermal waters in New Zealand , to help you clean your soul, and to make the “i do” officially at Hell’s Gate in Rototua.
Try something crazy. Get on one of New Zealand’s famous Air Balloons and tie the knot 20.000ft off the ground. With jaw dropping site viewing of New Zealand from high above would certainly take your breath away.
If you are into Golf. Then why not plan your wedding on our lush green grass lands on our famous Golf Courses at Kauri Cliffs or Cape Kidnappers. With a breathtaking background that will surely make this wedding a one to remember.
If you are the beach type, then just head up to Marlborough Sounds, and have your wedding overlooking the ancient sunken river valleys, bays, and our golden sandy beaches.
All these are doable. All you need to do is plan ahead. And make sure you have a high budget for all of this to become a reality. Besides, you usually get married just once, and you must make this a time to remember. Make sure to research a wedding planner here in New Zealand, to help you plan out your one of a kind wedding ceremony in New Zealand.
If you have guests coming from overseas make sure you look for places which offer accommodation. We can provide accommodation at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast, in Auckland, New Zealand. We offer 4 luxury rooms for you and your guests to stay in. Choose from our Cream Room, Yellow Room, Green Room, and Blue Room. Make sure you visit our official website for more information on our accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand.
Your major goal here is to plan your New Zealand wedding successfully without any type of problems. They say New Zealand isn’t that affordable. It is if you plan ahead.
Thank you for reading our article on the 8 top places to have your special wedding in New Zealand. Make sure you add New Zealand in your Wedding Planning Checklist.
At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we are involved in the accommodation industry in Auckland. Latest Tourism reports show total visitor spending in New Zealand grew by 11 per cent to $7.1 billion in the past year, driven by strong growth from the United States, Germany and China.
Financial figures for the year ending in June showed visitors increased their spending by $800 million.These figures are based on results from approximately 8900 visitors departing New Zealand airports.
The results showed there was a significant increase in total spending by visitors from the United States, up an estimated 53 per cent from the previous year to $773m, and Germany, up 63 per cent to $375m. Spending by visitors from China rose 26 per cent to $912m, as visitors moved from lower value short shopping trips to longer stays.
But how to tap the Chinese Market is still a challenge. At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast , we accommodate a percentage from that FIT market , but tapping into the Chinese Tour Market is still difficult ….or impossible !
Spending by Australians fell 4 per cent to $2.11b.
And business spending tumbled by 22 per cent from $585m to $459m.
Tourism is still strong tho. Although we found it to be quiet for accommodation in the month of July , August shows improvement . Next week we have the All Blacks playing Australia at Eden Park. Full House at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast.
Go Black !
Auckland will be having a boost to its economy with more cruise ships to arrive in Auckland. Last year at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we had numerous arrivals with travelers arriving for pre and post cruise accommodation .
Statistics show that each arrival delivers an estimated $1 Million to the local economy in accommodation, dining, transport and shopping, as well as crew expenditure, supplies and port charges.
The cruise industry contributed $310 million to New Zealand’s economy in 2013, with $115.5 million going to Auckland. The industry has gone from being worth $63 million to $115.5 million to Auckland in the past five years.
New Zealand’s cruise market has increased every year over the past 5 years and will further buoyed by another two operators increasing their visits. Last year, 89 cruise ships visited Auckland bringing in 162,000 passengers and crew.
P&O is doubling the number of cruises operating from Auckland over the next couple of years and extending its season.This year, during its May to June season, it offered eight cruises. It will add two extra cruises and the season will run from April to June next year.
This is further good news for the Tourism Industry in New Zealand.
Great news in Auckland as the announcement that the ship Ipipiri, which has 30 cabins will be permanently based in the Viaduct Harbor. A new tourism venture for Auckland.
The catamaran Ipipiri is New Zealand’s largest permanently-based cruise ship and the Auckland-based cruise business was launched today.
It will be able to cater cocktail events for up to 100 people and has restaurant seating for up to 80.
The vessel has offers 30 ocean view cabins, complete with en suites and will offer day and overnight cruises in the vicinity of Waiheke Island .
• Length: 44.5m
• Width: 13m
• Height: 11m
• Hull depth: 1.4m
• Decks: 4
• Cabins: 30 ocean view rooms with en suites
I personally think this is brilliant for the Tourism Industry.
At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast we are involved in the accommodation sector. We promote activities and tours to guests traveling within Auckland and New Zealand.
To be able to offer another activity that keeps travelers within Auckland offers spin offs to other tourism operators . We may even have to go out for a trip ourselves when the time allows ……
In the Bed and Breakfast industry in New Zealand there is widespread belief that the future bodes well due to Tourism New Zealand reporting significant gains in visitor numbers over the past year – with an estimated 150,000 extra people gracing our shores. All these tourism gains in New Zealand need of the 4 vital components in Tourism;
3) leisure activities
The number of arrivals from Germany rose by 16.6%, while visitor numbers rose by 2.8% for the UK and 11.7% for the USA.
There was also strong growth in the Asian markets, with Singapore up 18.6% and Malaysia up 19.4%. An increase in the number of arrivals was also recorded in Indonesia, India and China.
The Australian market also continued to grow – up 4.4% for the year.
(if only Team New Zealand had bought the America’s Cup home ….)
Auckland has been full for the past3 weeks with very little available accommodation for any travelers.
At Eden Park Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Auckland City, we have had the unusual scenario of travelers (without reservations) turning up at the door wanting accommodation. Sorry but pre booked clients have first priority
Traveler arrivals to 9 February 2014
International Visitor Arrivals
Total visitor arrivals are up 12% compared to the same four week period last year.
Up: China 45%, Korea 20%, USA 14%, Germany 9%, UK 8%, Australia 7%, Singapore 5%, Canada 2%
Down: Japan -6%, India -3%
Find your accommodation in Auckland city , Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ.
The Big Day Out Music Festival is to be hosted at Western Springs, Auckland on January 17 ,2014.
The event was canned for 2013 when it became financially unsustainable with increasing costs and decreasing profits.
Big Day Out NZ would host a multi-stage music, art and culture event created specifically for its New Zealand audience.
Early-bird tickets will go on sale from bigdayout.com and ticketmaster.co.nz at 9am on Monday August 12.
With Western Springs Stadium in close proximity to Eden Park Bed and Breakfast , I would urge interested patrons getting in early to reserve accommodation.
It seems NewZealand has an unusual Stratospheric wind pattern.
On Saturday Google Scientists from the technology giant released up to 30 helium-filled test balloons flying 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) above Christchurch in New Zealand Saturday, carrying antennae linked to ground base stations.
While still in the early stages, Project Loon hopes eventually to launch thousands of balloons to provide Internet to remote parts of the world, allowing the more than four billion people with no access to get online.
It could also be used to help after natural disasters, when existing communication infrastructure is affected.
“Project Loon is an experimental technology for balloon-powered Internet access,” the company said on its latest project from its clandestine Google (x), “where we work on radical, sci-fi-sounding technology solutions to solve really big world problems”.
“Balloons, carried by the wind at altitudes twice as high as commercial planes, can beam Internet access to the ground at speeds similar to today’s 3G networks or faster,” it added.
“It is very early days, but we think a ring of balloons, flying around the globe on the stratospheric winds, might be a way to provide affordable Internet access to rural, remote, and underserved areas down on earth below, or help after disasters, when existing communication infrastructure is affected.”
It works by ground stations connecting to the local Internet infrastructure and beaming signals to the balloons, which are self-powered by solar panels.
The balloons, which once in the stratosphere will be twice as high as commercial airliners and barely visible to the naked eye, are then able to communicate with each other, forming a mesh network in the sky.
Users below have an Internet antennae they attach the side of their house which can send and receive data signals from the balloons passing overhead.
Some 50 people were chosen to take part in the trial and were able to link to the Internet.
The first person to get Google Balloon Internet access was Charles Nimmo, a farmer and entrepreneur in the small town of Leeston who signed up for the experiment.
He told the New Zealand Herald he received Internet access for about 15 minutes before the transmitting balloon he was relying on floated out of range.
“It’s been weird,” he told the newspaper. “But it’s been exciting to be part of something new.”
Google’s ultimate goal is to have a ring of balloons — each the length of a small light aircraft when fully inflated — circling the Earth, ensuring there is no part of the globe that cannot access the web.
It did not say how much it was investing in the project.
“The idea may sound a bit crazy – and that’s part of the reason we’re calling it Project Loon – but there’s solid science behind it,” Google said, but added: “This is still highly experimental technology and we have a long way to go.”
Project leader Mike Cassidy told reporters that if successful, the technology might allow countries to leapfrog the expense of installing fibre-optic cable.
“It’s a huge moonshot, a really big goal to go after,” he said.
“The power of the Internet is probably one of the most transformative technologies of our time.”
Google said that over time it wanted to set up other pilot projects in countries at the same latitude as New Zealand, including Australia and Argentina, due to the stratospheric conditions.
Here’s what’s happening at Eden Park this year…..
With Eden Park Bed and Breakfast in such close proximity to the stadium, we urge all those interested in attending the games to make a reservation sooner than later.
We do not like saying, ‘sorry we are full’
Rugby Union 2013
Saturday 8th June
All Blacks v France at Eden Park
Kickoff 1935 hrs
Saturday 14th September
All Blacks v South Africa
Kickoff 1935 hrs
Friday 1st March
Blues v Crusaders(NZ)
Kickoff 1935 hrs
Sunday 10th March
Blues v Bulls(SA)
Kickoff 1605 hrs
Friday 5th April
Blues v Highlanders(NZ)
Kickoff 1935 hrs
Saturday 13th April
Blues v Hurricanes(NZ)
Kickoff 1935 hrs
Saturday 11th May
Blues v Rebels (Aust)
Kickoff 1935 hrs
Saturday 25th May
Blues v Brumbies(Aust)
Kickoff 1935 hrs
Saturday 13th July
Blues v Chiefs(NZ)
Kickoff 1935 hrs
Rugby League 2013
Saturday 16th March
Vodafone Warriors v Sydney Roosters
Kickoff 1730 hrs
International Cricket 2013
New Zealand v England
Saturday 9th February 2013
First twenty20 at Eden Park
Start 1900 hrs
Saturday 23rd February 2013
Third ODI at Eden Park
Start 1400 hrs
Friday 22nd-26th March 2013
Third Test at Eden Park
Start 1030 hrs