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Winter Activities Auckland 2018

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018


If you’re looking for something to do in and around Auckland this winter, check out these activities and events that you can enjoy no matter what the weather is like.

Posted in Local Events

Auckland Lantern Festival 2018

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Chinese Lanterns

Be entertained and celebrate the arrival of the Chinese Year of the Dog at the Auckland Lantern Festival. Held annually, the festival serves as the grand finale to ongoing Chinese New Year celebrations and is a dazzling display of art, culture and delicious foods all rolled into one fantastic family friendly event. Regularly attracting upwards (read more)

Posted in Blog, Local Events

Nostalgia Festival 2018 – Christchurch

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Christchurch Street

Enjoy a day of musical, artistic and gastronomic delights at Christchurch’s Nostalgia Festival this February. Held among the historic grounds of the Ferrymead Heritage Park, the Nostalgia Festival is a celebration of great food, creative arts and crafts and entertainment – fun for the whole family. When Is It? 12:30 pm to 8 pm on Saturday (read more)

Posted in Local Events

Skydiving In NZ With Skydive Auckland

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Skydiving, Mid-Fall

Looking for New Zealand’s ultimate skydiving adventure? You need to see the professional team at Skydive Auckland. Jumping from dizzying heights of 16,500 feet (the highest in the North Island), the Skydive Auckland team are experienced, highly trained operators with an excellent track record and are in fact rated one of the top things to (read more)

Posted in New Zealand Travel & Tourism

Top 10 Things To Do In Christchurch

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Christchurch Tramway

From stunning windswept beaches and rocky coastlines to large green spaces filled with ancient trees and beautiful gardens and the picturesque elegance of snow-capped mountain ranges, Christchurch has it all. Take your time and explore the city and beyond, whether its mountain biking in the Port Hills, a stroll through Hagley Park or Punting on (read more)

Posted in Advice & Help, Blog

Tour New Zealand With Haka Tours

Friday, December 8th, 2017


For some New Zealand is best explored by just jumping in the car and hitting the road to see where it takes you, working out the details like accommodation and booking along the way. Some however like to leave the planning and organisation up to someone else and be free to enjoy the trip – (read more)

Posted in Blog

8 Things To Do In Auckland For Christmas

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Christmas Shop Window

Auckland is one of the best places to spend Christmas in New Zealand and offers a wide range of activities, entertainment and shopping experiences for all ages. In Auckland this Christmas and looking for the best things to do over the festive season? Check out our handy guide and make the most of your 2017 (read more)

Posted in Local Events

NZ Bike Expo Christchurch

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Cyclists On Track

Part of Christchurch’s month long ‘Biketober’ celebration of cycling the NZ Bike Expo is the ultimate go-to destination for all things bike related this October. The dedicated cycling event will showcase a wide range of bike products and services from retailers, suppliers, cycling organisations and bike tour operators all over New Zealand. Whether you are looking (read more)

Posted in Local Events

Highlife New Years Day – Auckland

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Following a worldwide trend towards celebrating New Year’s Day as well as New Year’s Eve, seasoned event organisers Highlife are bringing an epic New Year’s Day celebration to New Zealand this January 2018. With a line-up that includes both local and international DJs, talented musicians, singers, dancers and various performers, the event will be the (read more)

Posted in Local Events

Bike Rack Hire

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Roof Mounted Bicycles

The ruggedly beautiful New Zealand scenery makes for some of the best cycling trails found anywhere in the world. While some of us here in NZ are lucky enough to have these biking tracks right on our doorstep, others must seek the means to transport not only multiple bikes but all of the associated gear. (read more)

Posted in Biking In New Zealand

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