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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New Tourism Venture For Auckland

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 .

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• 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 ……

Domestic Tourism Gains

Although we all would like to be in the warmth of the Pacific at this time of the year it seems Kiwis are spending their holidays close to home and have contributed to the highest domestic tourism figures in the last eight years.
Domestic travellers spent $9.95 billion in the year to March 2012. That’s an 11 percent increase on the previous 12 month period.
Even adjusted for inflation, the domestic tourism spend is the second highest ever, behind a mini-boom in 2002 and 2003. The main drivers behind the increase were business trips and visits to friends and relatives.
We personally have seen an increase with domestic travelers at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast in Auckland, New Zealand. The VFR segment has been noticeable with guests staying 3-4 days.
If only we could have a Rugby World Cup in New Zealand every year. Wouldn’t that be nice……..

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Bed and Breakfast Wins Prestigious Tourism Award

PRESS RELEASE – For immediate release

EDEN PARK BED AND BREAKFAST
EARNS 2012 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Honoured as a Highly Rated Bed and Breakfast as Reviewed by Travellers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site ,
Eden Park Bed and Breakfast today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

Eden Park Bed and Breakfast is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Marlene McAnulty, Manageress at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience ; we look at what other accommodation services offer, and we try to do it better. This accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travellers on the site,” said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they deserve. From exceptional accommodations in Beijing to remarkable restaurants in Boston, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”

About Eden Park Bed and Breakfast:

Centrally Located in the Historic suburb of Mt Eden, the property is within 10 minutes of the central city of Auckland and is close to regular Bus and Train services. Also within easy walk are restaurants,bars,the Volcano of Mt Eden and Eden Park Rugby Stadium.
Each of the four rooms has its own luxury en-suite. There is a private guest lounge,FREE wifi Internet service and a computer is available for guest use.
Eden Park Bed and Breakfast is characterized by sheer warmth of character.It retains the charms of its (circa)1900 origins while offering elegant and comfortable accommodation.

CONTACT:Anthony McAnulty
BUSINESS: Accommodation /Hospitality/Bed and Breakfast!!
NAME: Eden Park Bed and Breakfast
PHONE NUMBER: 09 6305721
EMAIL : bookings@bedandbreakfastnz.com
ADDRESS: 20 Bellwood Ave.Mt Eden.Auckland.1024 New Zealand
WEB: www.bedandbreakfastnz.com

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 60 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor’s millions of monthly visitors.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 69 million unique monthly visitors**. TripAdvisor’s travel media brands include www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.com, www.seatguru.com,
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Stunning Photo from the Ocean

There are some photos that take your breath away. This photo from Hawaii is UNBELIEVABLE.
A bottlenose dolphin is captured on film hitching a ride on the nose of a humpback.
Remarkable images were captured in two locations in Hawaiian waters of whales lifting dolphins out of the water with their heads, and then the dolphins sliding back down.
The two species seemed to co-operate in the activity, and neither displayed signs of aggression .
Whales and dolphins in Hawaiian waters often interact, but playful social activity such as this was extremely rare between species.We can only hope that such sights will one day be seen in New Zealand waters. I might have to cease being #2 at Eden Park Bed and Breakfast and become a seafarer again !

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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.