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Winter Activities Auckland 2019

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019


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

10 Best Day Trips From Auckland

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Sunrise At Summit Track Mount Maunganui

Heading out of the city for a day can be a great way to change the pace a little and recharge the batteries. Being centrally located, Auckland is one of the best places to discover exciting new destinations within easy driving distance without the need for costly overnight stays. Need a quick rundown on the best (read more)

Posted in New Zealand Travel & Tourism

Chinese New Year Celebrations Auckland

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Dragon Dance Chinatown

People all across the world begin celebrations for the 2019 Chinese New Year (CNY) during late January early February every year. The Chinese New Year festivities in New Zealand set in motion the beginning of a series of events, activities, entertainment and fun for the whole family as well as holding cultural and historical significance. (read more)

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Auckland Lantern Festival 2019

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Chinese Lanterns

Be entertained and celebrate the arrival of the Chinese Year of the Pig 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

New Zealand Skiing And Snowboarding

Friday, February 1st, 2019

South Island Winter Road

New Zealand’s ski fields offer world-class skiing and snowboarding with a range of slopes for all abilities in the North and South Island. Check them out here.

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The Auckland Arts Festival 2019 – Top Five Family Friendly Events

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Maori Entry Gate Aotea Square

Make sure you don’t miss the astounding Auckland Arts Festival shows this March. For a total of 18 exciting days Auckland City is transformed into a vibrant visual extravaganza that will delight, amaze and astound. Visitors are treated to a wide array of visual and musical arts, circus performances and theatrical shows performed by some (read more)

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Road Trip Guide – Christchurch To Hanmer Springs

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Hanmer Springs Hot Pools

Save money and organise your own Christchurch to Hanmer Springs road tour with a low cost rental car. Check out our tips for the best route with directions plus what to do when you get there.

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Road Trip Guide – Christchurch To Queenstown

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Canterbury Museum

The road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown not only offers sightseers a huge range of things to see and do, it provides a fantastic preview into some of New Zealand’s best countryside. The trip crosses wide flat plains and winds its way through lofty mountain peaks, around beautiful lakes and across rugged rivers. For anyone (read more)

Posted in Blog, New Zealand Driving Tips

Day Trip From Christchurch – Explore The Banks Peninsula

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018


Close to Christchurch the Banks Peninsula is home to many beautiful bays, each with their own unique character. Use your rental car to explore the area and enjoy the beaches and spectacular views.

Posted in Blog, New Zealand Travel & Tourism

Road Trip Guide – Christchurch To Nelson

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Christchurch Aerial

Heading northwards from Christchurch to Nelson is a popular self-drive route for many travellers in New Zealand. The twisting turning road takes you through an ever changing landscape of rural farmland, coastal panoramas and subtropical forests. The entire trip from Christchurch to Nelson can be made in a single (fairly long) day, or you can (read more)

Posted in New Zealand Travel & Tourism

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