Singles Only Valentines Day Party

... 2011″ presented by Singles in The City at the The Dominion Bar. There are a lot of happening Singles Only Valentines Day events all around Auckland but I have never heard of one like a lock and key party. The thing with singles party is that a lot of people are there to have fun but getting to breaking the ice is a bit harder than most people think. Dominion Bar thought of the ultimate icebreaker by giving men keys and women locks.  For a cost of $35.00 (Group member) or $40.00 (General...
February 1st, 2011 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Love under the Stars

... way wind down from a really good date. The Stardome Observatory is located in One Tree Hill Domain (yes, we have an actual One Tree Hill address in Auckland!) and bookings are essential to assure you and your loved one a spot under the stars. Photos via Creative Commons in Flickr: Lovers under the Stars by Khrisna Susanto. Tags: Auckland, Events, observatory, planetarium, stars, valentine's day ...
February 1st, 2011 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Top 3 Waterfalls Walking Tracks near Auckland

... ways to enjoy the views that made producers of Hollywood films crazy is to go hiking (or tramping, as the Kiwis call it here.) The best news is that Auckland is located in between mountain ranges and waterways which make it a perfect place for stunning waterfalls. Hiking through the well-known and best loved tracks here will give you views worthy to be framed. But, it gets even better when at the end of a track, you will be surprised with a waterfalls and a welcome dip in its cool waters will make...
January 20th, 2011 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Taking Fishing to the Next Level

... has no comparison. Ask any anglers you know and they will tell you that the best fish they have ever tasted. Thus, it comes with much amazement that Auckland is able to bring this exhilaration to the next level by combining adventure with the good old fun of fishing! Auckland is known for great fishing grounds due to its unique location. “The central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. It...
January 20th, 2011 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Top 3 No Sweat Summer Activities to Beat the Summer Heat

... boards. This has left me thinking, are there water adventures out there that are fun and do not need a lot of training nor a lot of skill? In Auckland, you don’t have to look far because there are a lot of fun water activities that will guarantee shrieks of excitement and a dollop of laughter. 1. Inflatable Water Tube Rides Skill needed: Able to hold on tight on a handle or your seats and scream joyous fun while riding the waves. Adventures Today described their selection of inflatable water...
January 19th, 2011 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Volcanic History of Auckland, New Zealand.

Mt Eden is one of Auckland’s most famous landmarks, but do you know the background behind it? Mt Eden is a popular park and key stop on the Auckland tourist routes, as well as being the highest volcano in the Auckland isthmus and a constant reminder that Auckland is situated on a potentially active volcanic field. (more…) Tags: Auckland, Free family activities, free fun ...
January 19th, 2011 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Hop From Auckland to the Hauraki Gulf Islands

Island hopping is one of our favourite Kiwi summer adventures and in Auckland, it is an easy getaway from the city. Auckland is located near the Hauraki Gulf where the famed tourist island destinations of Hauraki Gulf Islands of the Pacific Ocean are located. Most of the Hauraki Gulf islands are under the Department of Conservation and we have seen an increase in the number of native birds, animals, flora and fauna that adds to the natural beauty of the islands. The bigger islands of Great Barrier,...
January 18th, 2011 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Auckland, islands

The 2011 Auckland Arts Festival

I am so excited for the upcoming Auckland Arts Festival because they have been very consistent in delivering shows, events and exhibiting art that will make you contemplate, smile, laugh, and recall your yesteryears. The Auckland Arts Festival has a line up of thought-provoking and equally enchanting theatre, dance, music, film, visual arts and special events. The Festival has something for everyone from every taste, generation, genre or personality. Running from 2nd until the 20th of March 2010,...
December 21st, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Experience Colonial Times in Auckland, New Zealand.

... firing and military activity. Well now you can step back in time and experience the past at the Howick Historical Village in Auckland New Zealand. (more…) Tags: Auckland, Family Friendly, history, History & Information ...
December 21st, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Auckland, Family Friendly, history, History & Information

Cupcakes for all in Auckland, New Zealand!

Looking for something a bit different while holidaying or travelling around Auckland? Or are you looking for a new rainy day activity? Why not learn a new craft while you explore the city? Over in at 8 Westbourne Road, in Remuera, Auckland, The Kitchen Central Cooking School can teach you how to bake and decorate cupcakes! For the more adventurous they can also teach you how to cook a formal three course dinner. (more…) Tags: Auckland, classes cooking, cooking demonstrations, Food &...
December 19th, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Live at the Islands Concert – Real Kiwi Summer Experience in Motutapu

Auckland is the perfect destination for an island getaway. I know this would come as a bit of a surprise for a cosmopolitan city but the strategic location of the city allows it to be the jumping off point to islands dotting the Upper North Island landscape. Summer is predicted to be longer and hotter (fingers crossed) which will be the perfect combination to an island tour heaven. (more…) Tags: Auckland, Family Friendly, island, summer concerts ...
December 15th, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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A White Christmas in Auckland, New Zealand?

... beaches, barbeques, and jandals, rather than winter woollies and snow, but now Kiwis have a chance to discover a White Christmas in Auckland – in the middle of summer! Cadbury’s Share the Joy programme is a series of events in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. The Auckland event is the best of all – The Share the Joy Giant Snow Globe! (more…) Tags: Auckland, christmas, free family events ...
December 15th, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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A Collection of Art for Everyone in Auckland Art Gallery

... Going to museums and art galleries are not just for arts enthusiasts but it is also for every common Tarzan and Jane, like you and me. The Auckland Art Gallery houses 14,000 artworks which will keep you occupied and far from bored. The Art Gallery has exhibitions, talks, performances, kids’ activities and much more. They are open daily from 10:00am until 5:00pm and entries are free. Located at Corner Wellesley and Lorne Streets, Auckland, they have interactive, 45-minute free tours every...
November 24th, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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My Love Affair with the Shire and the Hobbit Hole of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins

My Love Affair with the Shire and the Hobbit Hole of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins
... Travel, Red Carpet Tours, Hobbiton Tours and Tiki Touring.  The location of the set is at Matamata which is an easy two-hour drive from south of Auckland. Most of the tour operators have their own buses so it is best to call and enquire beforehand. It was written that the Hobbits are a merry folk who love nothing better than a good party, preferably with many helpings of food. And what a better way to enjoy food like the Hobbits than in the Shire’s Rest Cafe after a walk around Hobbiton. You...
November 4th, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 1
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Welcome to the Far End of the Spectrum of Boutique Chic!

... worth a million “Ohs” and “Ahs”. The Boatshed is situated on a sun-drenched bay on the island of Waiheke, off the coast of Auckland which is just a mere 35 minutes ride by fast ferry from the central city of Auckland. (That’s literally a tiny jump from my daydream to reality) And, The Boatshed is totally a dream. This boutique, seaside hotel is inspired by the early 1900 boatsheds that scatter the country’s shores. Designed by David Scott, this hotel offers the privacy...
November 3rd, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Auckland, auckland accommodation, Boutique Hotels

The Auckland Sky Tower – Not Just for Daredevils!

The Auckland Sky Tower – Not Just for Daredevils!
One of the most popular destinations for tourists visiting Auckland is the site you can see from almost anywhere in the city – the 328 metre tall SkyTower. The Sky Tower is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and has breathtaking views for up to 80 kilometres in every direction. Sky Tower by night There are a lot of activities you can do at the SkyTower – for many just getting to the top is enough of a thrill! To get to the top you travel up in the glass-fronted lifts to one of the...
October 31st, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Auckland, tourist attractions

Top 5 Family-Friendly Summer Adventure Destinations in Auckland

For the longest time, I have been thinking of making a list of the top ten family-friendly summer adventure destinations in Auckland. I am thinking of destinations that would release all pent-up energy of our kids from just sitting in front of the TV the whole year or just playing good old computer games. My ultimate list would make any kid sore-happy, sweaty-excited, and too tired for dinner after all the action and extreme fun. Some selections are not for the light-hearted but it does not mean...
October 30th, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: adventure travel, Auckland, Family Friendly, family travel

The 2010 Adidas Auckland Marathon

... change that we have to make. Some people hit the gym, go organic, walk around the park or run for fitness. And for avid Kiwi runners, the Adidas Auckland Marathon is the holy grail of all New Zealand-hosted marathons. The Adidas Auckland Marathon, incorporating the NZ 2010 Marathon Championships, has offered over 14,000 participants to take to the streets of Auckland, with the marathon and half-marathon competitions over Auckland’s Harbour Bridge. Interested runners have the option of running...
October 28th, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Auckland, auckland marathon, Events, running

The 1st Auckland International Carnival 2010

The streets of Auckland will be throbbing with the samba beat! Auckland will have its very first and totally exciting Auckland International Carnival 2010 which is a 2 – day festival. The Carnival will offer tourists and locals alike the amazing and spectacular events, and celebrate the melting pot of cultures and cuisine that makes Auckland unique. Just like the famous carnivals of Brazil, the Carnival highlights will be the Costume Carnival Parade, complete with hot rhythms, theatre and...
October 28th, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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Let the Dame serenade you

... I was stoked when I heard that our very own musical dame who placed New Zealand in the annals of musical history, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, will be in Auckland for one special special concert with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and conductor Pietari Inkinen. Many people would go the extra lengths to enjoy Dame Kiri’s beautiful voice abroad. And, this “The Gala Evening” is a wonderful opportunity for us to enjoy our Dame without paying a premium for plane tickets. This evening of glittering...
October 25th, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: 2011, Auckland, concert, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

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