Cheap ideas for having fun this summer in New Zealand
Having fun this summer can be exciting without breaking the bank. Depending on where you are located, there are so many great programs and opportunities that run at a fair price. With a little bit of digging and creativity, you can turn your summer into a fun one! Here are some suggestions of things to look for in your own city.
Visit the beach or community pool rather than paying for a membership
Club memberships for more private pools can be ridiculously expensive. Visit the beach or your community pool to save some money this summer. It may be a bit busier, but it will save your bank account in the long run!
Good Places like wild black-sand surf beaches to sheltered golden bays, there are thousands of beaches throughout the greater Auckland region. Whether you want to just unwind and soak up the views or enjoy some of the many activities on and off the water, you’re spoiled for choice.
Visiting tourist sites in your city
Every city has places that tourists tend to flock to. Take a day and go and see some of them. Imagine yourself seeing your city for the first time all over again. Take in the sights, sounds, and local history while enjoying the weather and the company of true new comers to the city. Many museums will also have free days, so it is a good idea to take advantage of those during your summer vacation.
Finding free outdoor festivals near you
The summer time is a great time to catch music outdoors. With a large amount of places hosting festivals, it can be easy to find a relatively inexpensive (or even free) performance somewhere close to you. This is also a great way to discover some new local musicians if you get the chance!
Make your own sweet treats
Don’t waste your money on popsicles and icy treats to help you cool down during the heat waves. Take a minute to find some recipes online to make your own popsicles and other tasty cold treats this summer.
Or get Ideas and taste around Auckland.
Take a picnic
It doesn’t have to be anywhere special, but taking your meal out to a park is a great way to be doing dinner out in a different way. This way you get exactly what you want, can keep it within budget, and you don’t have to worry about having to find a seat on the patio of a restaurant. Best of both dining and outdoor experiences.
Head over here to find out the best place to picnic in Auckland.
Staying at a Bed and Breakfast Hotel instead of a hotel.
If you really want to experience what it’s like to live and be part of the kiwi life. The best choice is to stay at Bed and Breakfast Hotel like Eden Park Bed and Breakfast NZ in Mt. Eden.
This is an award winning Bed and Breakfast, which is located only a stone throw away from Eden Park Rugby Venue. If you want to experience your home, away from home then make sure you check for your accommodation dates, since Anthony and Marlene are pretty busy during this time of period. They will make sure you’re stay will be a memorable one. Book here now.
A Warm home is awaiting for your stay, with all the exclusive extras you find in a real Hotel.
Having a great summer doesn’t mean that you have to spend a ton of money on day trips and things to do. The important thing is spending time with people that you care about and doing things that you like to do. Exploring your own city can prove to be just as interesting as going away for the summer, so save yourself a few dollars and dive in!
We all know New Zealand as the World’s best country in a lot of things.
They are also the World’s best in Rugby. But that’s not all.
New Zealand is known for its vast tract of mountainous terrain that occupies the south-west corner of South Island New Zealand.
Land of Trekking
New Zealand’s best known place for trekking is around South Island. It is just over 33 miles long, with waterfalls, suspension bridges, mountains, valleys and spellbinding lakes.
Home to the Haka
The New Zealand All Blacks are known as the most successful sporting dynasties in the world. Warming up with the Haka dance, is one of the reasons why they are the best.
Home to the Kakapo
The Kakapo is a special bird, other known as the largest and longest living parrot in the world. Very rare.
New Zealand is known for its 90 mile beaches. Amazing sunsets and surf breaks, make it a popular tourist attraction and destination. You are surrounded by water, at all times. The furthest you are from water is only 80 miles, unless you find a lake nearby.
The longest name in the world
On the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island you will find a hill named “Taumata whakatangi hangakoauau o tamatea turi pukakapiki maunga horo nuku pokai whenua kitanatahu”. Translated in English means “the place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as ‘landeater’, played his flute to his loved one.”
Oldest Trees in the World
You will find the extraordinary Kauri tree , which is known to live for more than 1,000 years. In Waipoua Forest in North Auckland, you will find the oldest tree which is up to 4,000 years old. Tane Mahuta is the country’s largest with a huge 4.4 metres diameter.
Home of the Maori culture
The indigenous people of New Zealand arrived more than 1,000 years ago from Polynesia, Carving, weaving and tattooing are common Maori art forms, as are powerful physical performances combining waita (singing) and kapa haka (dance).
A land full of Geysers
Found in Rotorua in due to its volcanic activity. Wai-o-tapu is the arguably the best of its sites, dotted by striking lakes with a mineral hue with geyser that erupts every morning, spurting out mud. In Rotorua, visitors can watch concerts at Whakarewarewa and Te Puia reserves preserving Maori culture among hot springs, bubbling mud and geysers.
At White Island is the only Marine Volcano you will find in New Zealand. Get up close and personal to the inner crater of the country’s only marine volcano.
Great Wine Vine Fields, And Dine
There are few finer feelings than sitting at a restaurant terrace enjoying fine food, watching the sun set behind the vineyard, with the light gleaming through a glass of cabernet sauvignon. Dinner within the vines in Hawke’s Bay, Martinborough, Marlborough, Central Otago and a variety of other wine regions.
Art Deco in Napier
The Art Deco architecture of Napier, has the highest concentration of the genre in the southern hemisphere. The town was largely rebuilt after a massive 7.8 Richter earthquake in 1931. Alongside Miami Beach, it is now a must-visit for Art Deco devotees.
The Worlds Scenic Railway
Taieri Gorge is known as one of the scenic, heading 50-miles into mountain scenery that is difficult to access otherwise. Same goes for the TranzAlpine Rail Journey from Christchurch to Greymouth.
The Home of the Bungie
Even though its not a national sport, it’s something a lot of people like to do, especially in New Zealand, capturing the scenic views and a variety of choices to choose from locations.
The Best Culinary flavours
Auckland is known as a culinary front for New Zealand. You will find one of the best chefs in Sky Tower.
Best places to Cycle
Amazing trails at Nga Haerenga. This is the New Zealand Cycle Trail which is a nationwide network of paths covering about 2,500km. The Otago Rail Trail runs for around 100 miles from Clyde to Dunedin on New Zealand’s South Island, going through amazing views, of mountains, gorges and mining towns.
New Zealand is Middle Earth
The Lord of the Rings were filmed in New Zealand. Now as an attraction setting for movie lovers and fans of LOTR.
The gardens of New Zealand
You will find glorious gardens, with a natural diversity and range of climate which allows a variety of plants, trees and shrubs to flourish. The theme of Hamilton Gardens is the most popular attraction in the Waikato region is the “story of gardens”, with everything from a traditional herb garden to an American Modernist Garden. Events are held there annually.
The Coolest Capital City
Little Wellington is popular in the cultural and culinary scene. It also has an amazing beautiful setting too. Whether the day is clear, or rainy, there is always something to do in Wellington.
Sperm whales live off the South Island’s shores. Visiting Kaikoura will help you spot one from there. You can also take a Whale Watch boat tour. Catch a glimpse of fur seals too while at it.
Looking for a place to stay while on your adventure tour in New Zealand? Take a break and stay with us at our lovely , Eden Park Bed and Breakfast. Enjoy Eden Park Venue Stadium, which is a stone throw away. Many great events happening , ask us and we’ll help you get organized and plan ahead of time for anything you are wanting to do while in New Zealand.
No-one expected Tana Umaga to be able to turn the Blues fortunes around in the space of a season, but he has instilled some steel in his charges and if they are able to build on that all may not be lost.
Source: Report Card: Blues
Sonny Bill Williams to stay with New Zealand rugby until 2019
Sonny Bill Williams, the New Zealand rugby league international and heavyweight boxing champion, who is hoping to win gold in Olympic rugby sevens for his country in August, helped the All Blacks to successive World Cup triumphs in 2011 and last year.
Williams will be playing for the Super Rugby league with The Blues (Auckland) , reuniting with the coach no other than the one that got him away from New Zealand and got him to play in the French Club back in 2008.
Williams will not be taking part in the June Test against the Wales team. He will be playing during this year’s Rugby Championship.
Williams is not in the New Zealand squad preparing for the June Test series against Wales, having decided to commit fully to the All Blacks sevens programme. He is, however, expected to be available for this year’s Rugby Championship as well as the end-of-year tour once his Olympics commitments end.
THE TRANSPORT USER’S GUIDE
Auckland City Limits is only a few days away and we feel its time to help our visitors get the right directions to Auckland City Limits on March 19, at Western Springs . There is free public transport to the big event and a special offer from UBER.
The best way to get around is preferably by Public Transport. This will be the best way to get to and from Auckland Transport and ACL also offers free special event buses from Quay Street in the city and free train travel on the city rail network on the day, just as long as you have your event ticket. More info on how to use the public transport click here.
The special event buses connect with bus and ferry services from other parts of Auckland to provide a seamless option for concertgoers from all corners of the city.
The festival is working close with UBER, so if you have the smartphone app installed you get a discount to and from the festival. You can find more info at the official Auckland City Limits website here. UBER rides from City Limits will be available from a zone on Old Mill Road as the festival ends.
Taxi and drop-off zones are located on Great North Road outside Western Springs Park along from MOTAT.
If you are going to the festival with your own personal transport, like maybe a bicycle? Then you can leave your bicycle at the special Auckland City Limit bike racks which have been placed for the cyclists specifically for the festival. Make sure you bring your own bike locks.
There are no parking spots and there is a limited amount of disability parking spots inside MOTAT.
Full information on these transport options can be found online here.
Auckland City Limits Music Festival:
Tickets for Auckland City Limits can be found on our Facebook Event we Created for this amazing Music Festival. Go here :https://www.facebook.com/events/176219846046205/
Inspired by and aligned with the world-class Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas, Auckland City Limits Music Festival will fuse the best elements of Austin’s premier festival with a New Zealand flavor and spirit to create an event that will celebrate the spirit and heritage of Auckland for years to come.
Looking for Accommodation?
If you are looking for accommodation during the Auckland Music Festival, then please head over to our Booking page and see if we have any vacancies during that busy period. Enjoy your stay at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast, No. 2 in the Trip Advisor BnB Categories in Auckland. A Choice of 4 themed rooms to choose from , and enjoy Marlene’s Breakfast before heading to the Festival.
This is Raw New Zealand at Its best and what it has to offer every visitor from all over the world.
Every day is a different adventure in New Zealand. Watch this video from 100% Pure New Zealand, on how New Zealand is being promoted online.
This is raw New Zealand and what it has to offer.
Video Credit Goes to : 100% Pure New Zealand Original video source Located here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWOwe_n-2Gw
The Rugby World Cup 2015 final game takes centre stage on Saturday, at Twickenham, London, as New Zealand take on neighbours and rivals, Australia in the final fight on who takes the Cup home.
Both teams were forced to fight their way through their tough semi-final ties last weekend against South Africa and Argentina, and this final is going to be the battle of the giants, since both are coming in strong and in form with full confidence.It is known that the All Blacks are the favourites to claim their back-to-back world titles. It won’t be easy for Australia.Here’s all you need to know about the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, including where you can watch the hard-hitting drama unfold.
Australia vs New Zealand – The Big Final
Date: Saturday, 31th October 2015 – Time: 16:00 Uk time
Venue: Twickenham Stadium, London
Channel: ITV (UK), TSN (Canada), FoxSports (Australia)
GO check out moreo on our Facebook event Rugby World Cup 2015 Final Event
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.
French Bay in Titirangi, Auckland is a great place for affordable, fun, social sailing for both adults and children. This small, community is located in Titirangi, Auckland. Its location overlooking the Manukau Harbour is unique and special . It is a family oriented and friendly, while the Manukau Harbour continues to offer a unique sailing venue.
Enjoy the Tour with Eden Park Bed and Breakfast and SuperCare4u at French Bay in Titirangi Auckland.
“One couple, one campervan, one unforgettable road trip around New Zealand.”
Tourism New Zealand has launched a special unique campaign using a global partnership with Facebook to create a short film, that will be in 5 parts and are called The Kombi Diaries,
The Kombi Diaries is about a couple’s trip around New Zealand. It is a story of two American tourists missing the train to Wellington from Britomart in Auckland and going on a Kombi road trip where they meet the locals and see the country.
The mini short film series costs $250,000 and will be featured in nine markets; Australia, the United States, Germany, Britain, Japan, Brazil, France, India and Indonesia.
The Facebook team went on the road trip and collaborated with the production crew and filmed their own content.
See the first Kombi Diary video here: