Hello Friends and Allies restaurant Greenlane

13.08.2018

5 great places to eat near Greenlane

When staying at the Greenlane Suites guests enjoy the beautiful leafy suburb surroundings, sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the city. One of the great things about Greenlane is there are also plenty of attractions and amenities nearby, including some fantastic restaurants covering a variety of international cuisines. We’ve put together this list ofRead more

Silo PArk in the Wynyard Quarter of Auckland

10.07.2018

10 of the best free things to do in Auckland

Auckland is a city full of great attractions and sights to see, a well-known fact amongst those who visit and those who call it home. What people don’t necessarily appreciate or realise, is just how many of these activities are free. It’s always nice to enjoy a few complimentary activities whenever you’re travelling to keepRead more

Matariki (Pleiades star cluster)

14.06.2018

Matariki 2018 – the Maori New Year

Matariki signifies the Maori New Year and is the Maori name for a small cluster of stars known as the Pleiades that become visible during the winter months. Each year, events take place all across New Zealand to celebrate Matariki and this year, the Picton Yacht Club Hotel is supporting the Matariki Festival Picton byRead more

Hobbiton in Matamata

21.05.2018

10 fantastic day trips from Auckland!

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city with a population of over 1 million people from a diverse mix of cultures with the city offering plenty of things to see and do. In saying this, New Zealand is one of those countries that’s great to explore and Auckland makes a great base for doing so withRead more

Tom Cruise was again back in New Zealand for the filming of Mission Impossible

26.03.2018

8 of the Best Movie Locations in New Zealand

New Zealand’s scenery is some of the most breath-taking in the world, a fact that hasn’t been missed by Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers. A large number of films have been shot here with Hollywood keen to take advantage of our natural beauty and cinematic surroundings. If you’re a movie-buff, there’s nothing more fun than seeing theseRead more

Mangere Mountain - a hidden gem in Auckland

31.01.2018

10 of Auckland’s Hidden Gems

The City of Sails is a great place to visit with so many notable attractions to pick and choose from. Being a tourist hotspot, the top sights are fairly well publicised so we thought we’d highlight a few lesser known marvels for those after something a little more Kiwi-casual. Point Chevalier Point Chevalier was oneRead more

Cathedral Cove Coromandel Peninsula

20.01.2018

9 of New Zealand’s Most Photogenic Places

When planning a trip to New Zealand the first thing you’ll probably pack before clothes, toiletries, sunscreen etc., is your camera. There’s no secret why, it’s a beautiful country. But the next step can often be a bit more challenging. Deciding where to go to take your awe-inspiring, liked-by-all, insta-famous snaps. To make this decisionRead more

Cruising the Marlborough Sounds New Zealand

12.12.2017

10 Fantastic Events & Activities This Summer

With the first week of summer under wraps, temperatures sitting in the mid to high 20’s, and school finishing up for the year, we have compiled this list of 10 fantastic things to do in New Zealand over the festive season – shining a light on the amazing events and wonderful activities on offer throughoutRead more

31.10.2017

6 Great Events In Auckland This Halloween

Happy Halloween Auckland! If you’d like to treat (or trick) yourself or the kids to a night out, aside from the usual neighbourly door knocking, here are a few ideas: Events for the family As you can imagine, there are a lot of kid-friendly events taking place across the city. Here are some of ourRead more

The Diwali Festival ends with a spectacular fireworks display

04.10.2017

Diwali Festival Auckland – the Festival of Light

Updated: 4 October 2017 One of the highlights of the annual events calendar in Auckland is the Diwali Festival – a celebration of Auckland’s vibrant Indian culture. This year the festival will be held over the weekend of Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October and the main hub for the event will be in AoteaRead more

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