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Auckland at a Glance

Welcome to Auckland – the City of Sails. The beautiful Waitemata and Manukau Harbours, together with the scenic Hauraki Gulf Islands, provide a spectacular backdrop to cosmopolitan Auckland. Make the most of your stay in New Zealand’s largest city by keeping your Auckland What’s On close at hand. It contains information on all the latest events, as well as easy-to-use maps, great ideas for sightseeing and activities, and useful information to help with all your accommodation, shopping, dining and transport needs.

Auckland at a Glance Auckland City Find your bearings and enjoy the amazing view from the top of the Sky Tower, then head to High Street for its chic café culture and boutique shopping. Brush up on our fascinating history at Auckland’s War Memorial Museum, or head towards Mission Bay, taking in Kelly Tarlton’s Sealife Aquarium en route before fish and chips on the beach. North Shore Quaint Devonport, with its antique stores and icecream bars, is a short ferry ride across the harbour and perfect for the kids, or head over the Harbour Bridge for high-end shopping at Takapuna. Venture further north to Warkworth’s lovely riverside cafés, or experience Matakana’s bustling Saturday market.

West Auckland Enjoy a short walk or a full day hike in the lush Waitakere Ranges or take a refreshing stroll on one of Auckland’s rugged west coast beaches. Linger over a glass of wine with lunch at one of the numerous wineries. South Auckland Experience Manukau’s vibrant Polynesian flavour at Otara Markets, or take on the exciting theme park rides at Rainbow’s End or the more sedate Auckland Botanic Gardens. Hauraki Gulf Islands The islands of Rangitoto and Waiheke are great options for day excursions. Ferries depart regularly from Quay Street Ferry terminal.

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Contents Auckland at a Glance ..........................................................................02 Events Calendar ...................................................................................06 Jasons Recommends What’s Hot ...................................................................................... 12 24 Hours in Auckland ................................................................... 16 Best of Auckland for Groups ......................................................20 In the Spotlight Auckland Rugby............................................................................. 22 Activities ................................................................................................. 24 Vouchers ................................................................................................ 37 Dining ....................................................................................................46 Shopping ...............................................................................................49 Health & Beauty ................................................................................... 52 Accommodation ..................................................................................54 Transport & Rentals............................................................................. 56 Around Auckland .................................................................................60 Auckland Airport .................................................................................. 70 Useful Information .............................................................................. 72 Auckland Maps .............................................................................. 4 & 74

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Auckland Region Auckland stretches from the coastal communities of Orewa and Whangaparaoa in the north, through the North Shore with its sandy shoreline and great shopping to the wild beaches and rugged Waitakere Ranges in the west. Bustling Manukau, known for its vibrant Polynesian character, lies to the south.

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Auckland’s Marine Playground Offshore, Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf islands are a scenic delight, with a host of leisure options from bushwalks and hot springs on remote Great Barrier Island, to vineyard visits and sandy beaches on Waiheke.

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Events Calendar

Events, Gigs, Festivals

September

1 September, Father’s Day Art/Craft/Exhibitions

5 Sept

LATE at the Museum 2013 – Of Gods and Men From Illicit highs to socially acceptable rock bottoms, it’s time to stay up LATE at the Museum with Noelle McCarthy and guests Pam Corkery, Norm Hewitt, Yvonne Lorkin and Ross Bell as they ask, ‘Why do some nations love getting hammered?’ After the talk stay for great music with Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes. 6pm. Auckland Museum. Ph: 09 306 7040. www.aucklandmuseum.com

Family Motor Nation at MOTAT

Daily Motor Nation explains the history behind the Kiwi love affair with cars. 10am–5pm. MOTAT, Western Springs. www.motat.org.nz

Family

Conservation Week

5-15 Sept

Find out about Auckland Zoo’s conservation projects, plus enjoy workshops, storytelling, guided walks, facepainting and the chance to meet some of New Zealand’s native animals with Te Wao Nui encounters. Auckland Zoo, Western Springs. www.aucklandzoo.co.nz

Art/Craft/Exhibitions New Zealand Fashion Week

2–8 September The only international fashion event in the country for our local designers. Viaduct Events Centre. www.nzfashionweek.co.nz

Music

7 Fazioli Piano Series Sept

Family Ellerslie Fairy Festival

– Ingrid Fliter

8 Sept

In recital Ingrid Fliter has established a reputation as one of the pre-eminent interpreters of Chopin. Don’t miss her performance on the Museum’s Fazioli piano.

Dress up the kids and join in the free family fun with fairies, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and pirates. 10.30am12pm.

Auckland Museum. Ph: 09 306 7040. www.aucklandmuseum.com

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Coming Soon: Armageddon Expo, 25-28 Oct Outdoors Guided Walk

Wednesdays Meet at Huakaiwaka Visitor Centre at 1pm and enjoy a free mid-week walk with the Botanic Gardens staff. Auckland Botanic Gardens. Ph: 09 267 1457.

Outdoors

7 Sept

Marine Expert Session

Join Auckland Museum curators aboard a Fullers cruise to Tiritiri Matangi and explore the natural and social history of the island. Come along and experience up-close the incredibly diverse birdlife that calls the island home. 10am–5pm. Auckland Museum, Domain. www.aucklandmuseum.com

9 Hauraki Gulf Marine Sept Art/Craft/Exhibitions

Family Ride the Wiri Rambler

Park Seminar

Sundays

Join Auckland Museum during Conservation Week as experts from many different fields outline their vision, inspirational stories and innovative tools that are creating positive change around the Hauraki Gulf. Auckland Museum, Domain. www.aucklandmuseum.com

Theatre & Dance Pirates of Penzance

11 Sept Rediscover Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, directed by Raymond Hawthorne. Bruce Mason Centre. www.ticketmaster.co.nz

Ride the Wiri Rambler train and explore Auckland Botanic Garden’s beautiful collections. 12-4pm. Auckland Botanic Gardens. Ph: 09 267 1457.

Art/Craft/Exhibitions

Shark Awareness Week

11 Sept

Join Dr Tom Trnski and Clinton Duff y for this evening lecture as they discuss shark tagging, research and shark education. Bridget, the great white shark in Moana - My Ocean, was modelled off a tagged great white. Auckland Museum, Domain. www.aucklandmuseum.com

13, 14 Outdoors Fat Freddy’s Drop 15 Sept Spookers Fat Freddy’s Drop is gearing 13 Sept up to share their third studio album Blackbird Music

with fans at home, and have announced a third Auckland show to meet demand. Blackbird has garnered great reviews and top chart positions. The Powerstation. www.ticketmaster.co.nz

Art/Craft/Exhibition

Auckland Art Gallery

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In A Puppet, a Pauper, a Pirate, a Poet, a Pawn and a King, see the work of six internationally acclaimed artists working across a wide range of media including film, photography, painting and more. FREE entry. Auckland Art Gallery. www.aucklandartgallery.com

Mutants are taking over this spring. Friday the 13th will see 13 of the most twisted mutations roaming the grounds of Spookers, are you daring enough to brave the horror? Grab your friends, bring your spare undies and kiss your loved ones goodbye. 8–10.30pm Friday and Saturday nights, strictly R16. Spookers, Karaka. www.spookers.co.nz

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Events, Gigs, Festivals

September

Coming Soon: From Oct 30, Michael Jackson, Theatre & Dance

Until 14 Sept

Speaking in Tongues

Eden Park, Auckland. www.ticketmaster.co.nz

Family It’s a Treasure

15 Sept Howick Historical Village has treasures galore for you to enjoy, along with food tastings, crafts, displays.

Herald Theatre. Ph: 0800 BUY TICKETS. www.buytickets.co.nz

Howick Historical Village. www.fencible.org.nz

Comedy Gibbs and Davies East Coast Tour 2013

Theatre & Dance

20 Sept

Indian Ink’s highly anticipated new work, Kiss The Fish is set to wow Auckland audiences. Acclaimed actor Jacob Rajan is joined on stage by an ensemble of multi-talented performers - Julia Croft, Nisha Madhan and James Roque, as well as award-winning musician David Ward.

The Basement Theatre, www.bootlegcomedy.com

Family MOTAT’s Tactile Dome

Daily Kids will love the challenge of working their way through a labyrinth of obstacles. MOTAT, Western Springs. www.motat.org.nz

14 Sept The All Blacks play South Africa, in one of the most eagerly anticipated games in world rugby. 7.35pm

Silo is proud to bring to Auckland audiences the work of Australian playwright and the creative mind behind the incredible When The Rain Stops Falling – as Andrew Bovell seduces the audience in this classic Australian thriller Speaking in Tongues.

Two of our neighbour’s finest comediennes are heading to our shores. 7pm.

Sport/Outdoors All Blacks vs South Africa

Kiss The Fish

14 Sept -15 Oct

Q Theatre, 305 Queen St. www.qtheatre.co.nz

Sport/Outdoors

Tropical Nights at the Races

20 Sept

Enjoy a themed restaurant, lei and tropical cocktail on arrival and summer favourites with a spectacular array of fresh seafood. Competition and prizes up for grabs. Tickets from $60. Alexandra Park, Epsom. www.alexpark.co.nz

Music The Greatest Song Ever Written

16–26 Sept Daytime Concerts series is celebrating their 100th national tour, featuring the top 26 songs. Auckland Town Hall. www.buytickets.co.nz


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The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil Family

Rhino weekend

21-22 Sept

It’s World Rhino Day and Auckland Zoo are celebrating with fun Rhino games and activities. There are Rhino encounters, a rhino quiz and, for a gold coin donation, you can guess how much a wheelbarrow full of rhino poo weighs for a chance to win an up-close rhino experience. Auckland Zoo, Motions Road, Western Springs. www.aucklandzoo.co.nz

Art/Craft/Exhibition Moana – My Ocean

Daily Explore a whole new world in Auckland Museum’s newly developed, free exhibition Moana – My Ocean. Auckland Museum. www.aucklandmuseum.com

Family Kidz Kingdom

Daily There are indoor play structures suitable for children up to eight-yearsold, rides, games and birthday rooms. Rainbow’s End. www.rainbowsend.co.nz

Theatre & Dance

The Young and Hungry Festival of New Theatre 2013

25 Sept -12 Oct

This festival gives up-and-coming young performers and production crew the chance to participate in a professionally mentored season of exciting, new New Zealand plays. The 2013 plays are Atlas/Mountains/ Dead Butterflies by Joseph Harper and Dragonlore by Nic Sampson. The Basement, Lower Greys Avenue. www.basetmenttheatre.co.nz

Family

Sky Tower school holidays

28 Sept -13 Oct

Festivals/Markets Otara Markets

Saturdays

Fly along to the Sky Tower these school holidays to celebrate the launch of the new Disney film Planes. There will be some great giveaways, activities and prizes up for grabs.

Maori and Polynesian crafts, arts, music, clothing, fresh fruit and household goods. 6am–12pm.

Sky Tower. www.skytower.co.nz

Otara Shopping Centre. Ph: 09 274 0830.

Art/Craft/Exhibition

California Design

Until 29 Sept

Original furniture by Charles and Ray Eames, the world’s first Barbie doll and graphics by legendary designer Saul Bass are just some of the highlights in this exhibition; California Design 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way. Auckland Art Gallery. www.aucklandartgallery.com

Family Maori Cultural Performance

Daily Enjoy a vibrant glimpse of Maori culture, followed by a guided tour. Auckland Museum, Domain. www.aucklandmuseum.com

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With over 100 outlet stores at Dress-Smart, Onehunga, you will enjoy savings from leading local and international brands. • Pick-up/drop-off at key locations within the CBD area, including: Langham, Rendezvous, SkyCity, Mercure and 175 Queen Street (outside Money Exchange) • Shuttle runs from Monday to Friday only • Total of 4 return trips per day • Check out the ‘Shuttle Bus Savings’ brochure onboard for extra savings while shopping at Dress-Smart.

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What’s Hot The Flying Dutchman 5, 8, 10 and 12 October

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Tickets are now available for Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman which opens in October. This romantic story features a storm-beaten hero and the girl who falls for him. Add to that exhilarating, hearton-sleeve music, and it’s clear why this opera is still a favourite, written by the avant-garde Wagner. This co-production between New Zealand Opera and Opera Queensland will be a theatrical and musical tour de force. Venue: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre. Phone: 0800 289 842. www.buytickets.co.nz

Lord of the Flies 5–28 September In its New Zealand professional stage premiere, the theatre adaption of Nobel Prize Winner William Golding’s Lord of the Flies opens at Maidment Theatre on 5 September. One of the world’s most seminal stories is being directed by Colin McColl and will bring together a formidable gang of young male actors, including Go Girls’ Leon Wadham in the pivotal role of Ralph.

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Venue: Maidment Theatre, Auckland University. Phone: 09 308 2383. www.atc.co.nz

Fly My Pretties 10 and 11 September This Homeland Tour brings together an exciting mix of talent to join founder, Barnaby Weir. The cast reflects a diverse mix on New Zealand’s musical landscape including: Anika Moa, Mel Parsons, Ria Hall, Kara Gordon, Louis McDonald (Five Mile Town), Mark Vanilau, Ryan Prebble (The Nudge), Shaun Blackwell (John The Baptist) and members of The Black Seeds: Mike Fabulous, Nigel Patterson and Jarney Murphy. Venue: Mercury Theatre, Auckland. Phone: 0800 842 538. www.ticketek.com

Wicked The Musical 17 September–15 October Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz. One witch is born with emerald green skin, who is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. See ad page 18. Venue: The Civic, Queen Street, Auckland. Phone: 0800 289 842. www.buytickets.co.nz


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21 September New Zealand’s finest artists will compete across a diverse range of genres that includes special effects, fantasy, creatures, masks and body painting. This is the eighth annual event, which celebrates creativity and entertainment and features artists from New Zealand and around the world. Venue: Bruce Mason Centre, The Promenade, Takapuna. Phone: 09 488 2940. www.bodyartawards.co.nz

Turn Back Time Holiday Experience at MOTAT 28 September–13 October Experience a day in a life of 1900s Auckland at MOTAT’s Turn Back Time Holiday Experience these school holidays. Kids, as well as adults, will enjoy the many interactive activities, play Victorian games and make spinning tops and paper dolls. Activities also include a Punch and Judy puppet show. 10am–5pm. Venue: MOTAT, 805 Great North Rd, Western Springs. Phone: 0800 MOTATNZ (0800 668 286). www.motat.org.nz

Auckland Heritage Festival 28 September–13 October Take part in a heritage tour, take a ride on a Clydesdale horse and cart to the sound of 1920s jazz, or hear the myths and legends of Māui as you sail the Waitematā Harbour. These fun events are all part of the Auckland Heritage Festival. Featuring over 200 events there are fantastic activities to appeal to both young and old alike. Venue: Events will be held across Auckland. www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/ heritagefestival

Te Tuhi Gallery Until 20 October Te Tuhi presents a new performance based work and exhibition from prominent Chicago based artist William Pope.L. See the gallery transformed into a large purpose-built set, within which Pope.L stages an absurd performance. The artist holds a mirror to race, class and gender issues in this intriguing work, showing at Te Tuhi throughout September. See ad page 43. Venue: Te Tuhi Gallery, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga. Phone: 09 577 0138. www.tetuhi.org.nz

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Charles & Ray Eames Elephant (detail) 1945, moulded plywood LACMA, © The Eames Foundation. Courtesy Eames Office LLC (eamesoffice.com)

Admission Tickets $15 and under www.eventfinda.co.nz

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Maritime Museum on the Waterfront Let us take you on a journey to discover New Zealand’s story. Explore the Museum for yourself. Try your hand at yacht design, relax in the bach, hoist the sails, hear the cannon ďŹ re, test your sea legs and batten down the hatches in the rocking cabin.

Find out what makes us... true BLUE Kiwis Check out our discount voucher in the centre of this book Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum Corner Quay & Hobson Streets Viaduct Harbour, Auckland

Ph: +64 9 373 0800

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24 hours in Auckland

You’ve arrived in one of the world’s most liveable cities, but you only have 24 hours, or less, to visit? Auckland’s vibrant city style and marine playground has so much to offer, so where should you start? Never fear, here’s our recommendations of what’s good to see and do in and around Auckland for the short time you’re here.

Morning Vue Restaurant undoubtedly has 8.30 am one of the best views in Auckland thanks to its location above the 12th floor of Mercure Auckland.

The restaurant overlooks Auckland city and the glistening Waitemata Harbour. Tuck in to Vue’s full buffet breakfast spread and take your pick from cereals, fresh fruit and yoghurt or choose from their cooked breakfast selection. Along with juices and tea and coffee, this will give you the perfect start to your Auckland adventure. Phone 09 302 9424. www.accorhotels.com

Wander along the waterfront to the 10.00 Voyager Maritime Museum in Quay am

Street, which houses New Zealand’s largest maritime collection, and

tells the remarkable stories of epic voyages and journeys that have shaped New Zealand’s history and identity. The museum’s exhibitions explore the history and stories of the Polynesian people’s migration across the Pacific, European exploration, immigration and trade, and New Zealand’s modern yachting success and our relationship with the sea. Climb aboard the heritage vessel fleet and sail the sparkling Waitemata harbour. With three vessels, the museum’s crew can take you on a range of sailing trips. Either sit back and enjoy the ride, or get amongst it and hoist the sails! Phone 09 373 0800. www.maritimemuseum.co.nz

Afternoon time to get a little bit out of 12.30 It’s your comfort zone, so what will

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you do? Walk the edge of the Sky

Tower, 182 metres above the hustle and bustle of Auckland city, and get a true 360 degree view with not even a handrail between you and the view? Or take a leap of adventure and jump off the edge? You can do both with SkyWalk and SkyJump packages. The friendly crew will make sure you have the time of your life, and provide photos so you can show what a daredevil you are. Afterwards, you can toast your courage and the views at the Sky Lounge. Can you find the white building on a hill to the east? That is the Auckland

War Memorial Museum. Phone 0800 SKYCITY. www.skycityauckland.co.nz


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Auckland may be a marine playground, but it is also home to some significant heritage;

catch the green Link bus (adult fares $1.90) to Parnell, and ask the driver to stop near the Auckland War Memorial Museum — the cultural and spiritual touchstone for New Zealanders. The Museum is also the first stop for anyone wishing to gain an insight into New Zealand and its people. Within the neoclassical building priceless Maori treasures, amazing natural history, daily Maori cultural performances, and an ever-changing feast of local and international exhibitions are to be explored and enjoyed. Phone 09 306 7051. www.aucklandmuseum.com

Evening to the city, and head 6.00 Return back to the stunning Wynyard

pm Quarter down by the waterfront,

where you’ll find Thai Street Restaurant, which is the latest creation of the very experienced operators of Mai Thai, Grasshopper and Red Crab restaurants. They offer an authentic ‘Thai street’ experience together with a relaxed and friendly ambience with a versatile menu that is continually evolving, showcasing the best of regional and rural Thai cuisines. Choose from a delicious range of appetisers, Tom Yum Soup, wok fried dishes, curries, Issaan-style grills and salads, along with a selection of rice and sauces. Phone 09 307 0500. www.thaistreet.co.nz

Take a stroll back to Queen Street, where the beautiful Civic pm Theatre, one of the few remaining Atmospheric Theatres in the world, will wow you. Built in 1929, The Civic is designed

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to evoke a Moorish garden at night, with turrets, minarets, spires and tiled roofs and two guardian Abyssinian Panther statues. When Broadway shows or big-time dance performances come to town, they are often staged at The Civic. If you’re lucky, you may even get tickets to Wicked, from 17 September, which is a fantastic opportunity to experience this Broadway smash hit musical on its 10th anniversary tour. Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz. The show starts at 7.30pm. Have coffee and cake at the café afterwards before heading into the night scene (we suggest Freddy’s Ice House (see page 39) (Princes Wharf, 201 Quay Street) for chilled times) or back to your welcoming room at your accommodation. Phone 0800 289 842. www.buytickets.co.nz

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The best of what

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Auckland

has to offer for groups All the best travel memories are those shared with friends, family or other like-minded souls. So gather your mates and loved ones together, because we’ve selected the best of what Auckland has to offer for group visits.

Auckland Botanic Gardens Head to the Botanic Gardens and you’ll be in for a treat, whether or not you have green fingers! Get up close to more than 10,000 plants from around the world, and be inspired with planting ideas for your own garden. Guided walks are available on Wednesdays, and group walks can be booked to see the seasonal highlights of the gardens. Or jump on board the Wiri Rambler train, a small tractor which tows carriages on a 30 minute tour. Contact details: Phone: 09 267 1457 Email: Botanic.Gardens@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz www.aucklandbotanicgardens.co.nz

Odyssey Maze Head to Odyssey Sensory Maze, Auckland’s newest tourist attraction right in the heart of Auckland CBD. Go on a journey that will invigorate, indulge and challenge your senses as you travel through 13 different zones with special lighting effects, illusions, unusual sounds and darker challenging spaces. Allow 20 minutes for your Odyssey experience, which is great family entertainment and suitable for children aged 8 and above. Contact details: Phone: 09 365 1145. Email: info@odysseysensorymaze.co.nz www.odysseysensorymaze.co.nz

Auckland Zoo Bring the whole family along to Auckland Zoo for a great day out for all ages. The zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand. Make sure you visit the newest addition to the zoo, Te Wao Nui, which houses more than 50 of New Zealand’s natural treasures. Check out the behind the scenes experiences, animal encounters, safari nights, photography workshops and special events, and have fun discovering the zoo with your friends. Contact details: Phone: 09 360 3805. Email: info@aucklandzoo.co.nz www.aucklandzoo.co.nz


21 Foodie fans will love Zest Food Tours as it’s a great way of sampling a range of Auckland’s fantastic produce with your friends. The City of Sails has a hugely diverse population – choose from Polynesian, Maori, Asian and European and of course don’t forget all that fresh seafood. Take a gourmet walking tour through Ponsonby and explore the wonderful eateries of this eclectic suburb. Or try the Auckland City Tastes tour, which will take you around the city’s Viaduct Harbour or the newly revamped Britomart precinct. Contact details: Phone: 09 362 0588 Email: auckland@zestfoodtours.co.nz www.zestfoodtours.co.nz

Art Gallery Be transported to America’s West Coast and discover the creative lifestyle that shaped design history at Auckland Art Gallery’s new exhibition: California Design, 1930 – 1965: Living in a Modern Way. Lust after mid-century designs from the 1930s to 1960s, from beachwear and textiles to surfboards, jewellery, ceramics and furniture. Discover some of the world’s most iconic objects that are as fresh and relevant now as when they were first created. Runs until September 29. Contact details: Phone: 09 379 1349. Email: gallery@aucklandartgallery.govt.nz www.aucklandartgallery.com

Snowplanet Head to Snowplanet, where you can ski, snowboard, tube and toboggan all year round. Group lessons are available if you want to brush up your skiing and snowboarding skills. Or show off your talents at the Terrain Park with jumps and rails. There is also a ski line and a beginner’s area for those in your group who are less confident. For the kids: Snowplanet is a great place to have your kids birthday parties, with Snowplay, Tubing, Freeride and Snow Sports party packages available. Contact details: Phone: 09 427 0044. Email: info@snowplanet.co.nz www.snowplanet.co.nz

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Auckland Rugby

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There’s an air of anticipation hanging over Auckland on any test match rugby night. The glad rags get ironed, butterflies settle in stomachs, and we all hope our team will win. This is test match rugby, this is Auckland. Everywhere you look you can see a black jersey being proudly worn, there’s a nod to the Australian yellow jersey, South African green, and thankfully now, the Argentinian blue hoops. The passion and intensity the spectators of these four countries bring to watching a game of rugby is one of life’s perks. Walking the streets of Auckland on test day is an unparallelled way to meet the fans, swap some banter, and form new friendships. Spirits are high and people are friendly. At night there are some great places to watch the rugby. If you’re looking for a venue that will welcome all, try one of these locations or venues for a quality experience.

Kingsland

Citizen Park, Kingsland

Situated right next to Eden Park, this is the hub of the action. The Kingslander is a traditional venue for watching all sport, a massive venue with great screens to catch all of the action. Some newer additions to the Kingsland area include The Neighbourhood and Citizen Park. Get to one of these venues early before the game and you’ll not only get in some excellent people watching, but if you’ve missed out on tickets to the game, you’ll secure a top spot for watching the action on the big screen. At full-time, there’ll be a crush as both victorious and defeated fans return to discuss the peculiarities of the referee’s lineage, compared to the players and coaches decision-making under pressure.

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Viaduct The Viaduct is the new traditional hub of rugby watching. Many bars are geared up for amazing deals, bargains, and viewing of the test matches. Try The Fox or the Skysport Grill, both venues are focused on your viewing pleasure. O’Hagan’s delivers the full Irish experience when watching rugby. Home or away, you’re going to enjoy this setting. Having been on the doorstep of party central during the 2011 Rugby World Cup, this area is experienced at hosting supporters of all nations. Bring your friends, or just meet new mates at one of these superb venues.

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Auckland offers a host of activities and adventures, from sophisticated museums, galleries and sightseeing attractions, to urban adventures, harbour cruises, scenic offshore islands and award-winning wineries. Down at the waterfront, the Viaduct Harbour is a good place to begin exploring. Take in the harbour highlights on a cruise, help sail an authentic America’s Cup yacht, or catch a ferry to one of the Hauraki Gulf islands. Head uptown and you can ride the lift to the top of the Sky Tower – the Southern Hemisphere’s highest – for magnificent views of the city and harbour, or raise your heart-rate with a SkyWalk® or SkyJump®. The city’s landmark Harbour Bridge has more adventure options to tempt the daredevils, including a bridge climb and the world’s first bridge bungy. Culture vultures will find themselves at home in the city’s sophisticated galleries and museums. You can browse New Zealand’s largest collection of art at the Auckland Art Gallery, view the rare Maori taonga (treasures) at Auckland Museum, go sailing on a heritage vessel at Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum or ride the historic tram at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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There are plenty of family attractions to keep you busy. Join a guided tour of the Botanic Gardens, watch the sharks being fed at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium, get up close to the animals at the Auckland Zoo, enjoy the latest amusement rides at Rainbow’s End or head north to see an authentic kiwi farm show at SheepWorld. Further afield, you’ll find bushwalks, surf beaches, historic villages and award-winning wineries.

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12 June - 20 October, Manatunga Exhibition Sir George Grey Special Collections Central City Library, Level 2, 44-46 Lorne Street Come and view a selection of taonga Māori including some never seen before, from the world reknowned Sir George Grey Special Collections; Manatunga: the treasures left behind in this realm. Experience rare manuscripts, early published material, photographs, ephemera, maps, drawings, newspapers and objects from our past. No bookings required. Price: Free. Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am–5pm, Sat and Sun 10am–4pm.

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360 Discovery’s Tiritiri Matangi Island Pier 4, Quay Street, Downtown, Auckland Phone 0800 360 3472 www.360discovery.co.nz Just a 75 minute cruise from Auckland, Tiritiri Matangi is one of the world’s most successful volunteer conservation projects. Home to 12 species of NZ endangered birds and 3 reptiles species, you’ll be entranced by the gentle birdsong and lush native bush - guided walks available.

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America’s Cup Sailing Experience ©Explore NZ

Price: Adult $66, Child $35 - from Auckland Duration: Departs 9am, returning to Auckland approximately 4.50pm

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Activities Auckland Art Gallery California Design Bites Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets Phone 09 379 1349 www.aucklandartgallery.com

Price: $20 and under. Opening hours: August 20, 6pm–9pm.

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Auckland Art Gallery Tours Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets Phone 09 379 1349 www.aucklandartgallery.com Let our friendly Volunteer Guides take you through the best of what Auckland Art Gallery has to offer, and get even more from your visit. See a mix of historic, modern and contemporary art from New Zealand and around the world in our award-winning Gallery. Price: Free entry. Opening hours: Daily at 11.30am and 1.30pm.

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Auckland Botanic Gardens 102 Hill Road, Manurewa Phone 09 267 1457 www.aucklandbotanicgardens.co.nz A spectacular South Pacific Botanic Garden just 25 minutes from the city and 20 minutes from the airport. Make the visitor centre Huakaiwaka your first stop and enjoy a leisurely lunch at Cafe Miko open 8am-4pm daily. Home to over 10,000 plants from around the world, there is always something in bloom. Price: Free admission Opening hours: Daylight saving hours 8am-8pm. Non daylight saving hours 8am-6pm.

Auckland Bridge Bungy Westhaven Drive, Herne Bay, Auckland Phone 0800 4625 462 www.bungy.co.nz Auckland is home to the World’s First Harbour Bridge Bungy Jump, operated by the Bungy originals - AJ Hackett Bungy. Enjoy an exclusive bridge walk to our specially-constructed ‘Bungy pod’, and build up the courage to leap out over the Waitemata. Opt for a water touch for the ultimate thrill. Price: Adult $150, NZ Student $120, Child $120, Family (2 adults + 2 children) $420

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Take yourself to California for an evening with Auckland Art Gallery’s popular Open Late series celebrating their latest touring exhibition California Design 1930 – 1965: Living in a Modern Way. Hear fashion designer Kate Sylvester’s take on vintage California style and rock to the sounds of Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes. A pop-up bar will serve a California themed menu and drinks.


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Activities Auckland Bridge Climb Westhaven Drive, Herne Bay, Auckland Phone 0800 4625 462 www.aucklandbridgeclimb.co.nz

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Take a 1.5hr adventure under, around, up and over the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge. A safe, fun and interactive way to experience Auckland from a new perspective. This climb will have you wondering whether to focus on your feet or the spectacular 360 degree views. Price: Adult $120, Student $80, Child $80, Family (2 adults + 2 children) $320 Duration: Allow 2.5 hours

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Auckland Museum Auckland Domain, Auckland Phone 09 306 7067 www.aucklandmuseum.com Housed in a magniďŹ cent neo-classical building with city views. The collections of Maori taonga (treasures) and South PaciďŹ c artefacts are among the most signiďŹ cant in the world. Awardwinning discovery centres, hands-on displays, interactive activities and Scars on the Heart - the story of New Zealanders at war. Price: $10 donation suggested Opening hours: 10am-5pm

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Auckland Zoo Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland Phone 09 360 3805 www.aucklandzoo.co.nz Set in 17 hectares of lush parkland just ďŹ ve minutes from the central city, Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic species in New Zealand. Experience wildlife found nowhere else in the world - from the iconic kiwi to the prehistoric tuatara. View some of the world’s endangered species. Price: Adult $25, Student/senior citizen $20, Child 4-14yrs $10 Opening hours: Winter 9.30am-5pm. Summer 9.30am-5.30pm

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Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Phone 0800 397 567 www.explorenz.co.nz

Price: Adult $160, Child $105 Duration: Allow 4.5 hours Opening hours: Departing daily at 1.30pm Oct-Mar and 12.30pm Apr-Sept

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America’s Cup Sailing Experience Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Phone 0800 397 567 www.explorenz.co.nz Join us for a two hour sailing experience where you can take the helm, exert energy on the grinders or sit back relax and enjoy the action as we sail the beautiful Waitemata Harbour. Our America’s Cup yachts offer everyone the unique opportunity to sail these grand prix racing machines. Price: Adult $160, Child $115 Duration: Allow 2 hours Opening hours: Departing daily Nov-March 11am or 2pm. April-Oct 1pm

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Pride of Auckland Sailing & Dining Cruises Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Phone 0800 397 567 www.explorenz.co.nz Get onboard a Pride of Auckland sailing excursion, a unique Auckland experience with an intimate atmosphere. Enjoy Auckland’s city highlights from the water with crew commentary. Sit back and relax or get involved and help the crew sail. Afternoon Harbour Sailing or Dinner Cruise. Price: From Adult $75, Child $55 Duration: Harbour Sailing 1.5hrs, Dinner Cruise 2.5hrs Opening hours: Departing daily 3.15pm and 6pm

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Discover the island of wine wi th Fullers Wine on Waiheke Tour Taste of Waiheke Tour OUR DELUXE VINEYARD TOUR

Wine on Waiheke combines world class wine and the beautiful surroundings of Waiheke Island. Transported by luxury coach, you’ll enjoy premium tastings at three of Waiheke’s �QHVWYLQH\DUGV7KHWRXULQFOXGHVDUHWXUQIHUU\ trip and an All Day Bus Pass to be used at your FRQYHQLHQFH ADULT $117 (includes return ferry)

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Explore the Hauraki Gulf aboard the Dolphin Explorer. Discover the biologically and geographically diverse marine park right on Auckland’s doorstep. Spot wildlife from our comfortable vessel, dolphins viewed on 90% of trips and whales on 75%.


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Price: From $89 Adult, $45 Child. Please note: Some of these trips are only available during summer Oct-Apr.

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Cornwall Park Phone 09 630 8485 huialodge@xtra.co.nz www.cornwallpark.co.nz Make the Cornwall Park Information Centre your first stop for brochures and park information including self guided walks and historic displays. Historic Acacia Cottage, the oldest wooden building in Auckland, is open for viewing daily. The park features, panoramic summit views, grazing sheep and cattle, free summer and winter events and a restaurant and kiosk. Opening Hours: 7 days, 7am-6pm

Freddy’s Ice House Phone 09 377 6702 fred@freddysicehouse.co.nz www.freddysicehouse.co.nz Freddy’s is Auckland’s only winter wonderland where everything is hand carved from ice. You can touch, feel and explore our hand carved sculptures and architecture; even the cocktail glasses are ice!! The theme is based around the famous Frederic Tudor, the original man to pack and ship ice around the world. Price: Adult entry $30 Child entry $15 Opening Hours: Sun-Wed 12pm-12am Thur 12pm-1am Fri-Sat 12pm-2am

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Fullers Waiheke Island Ferry Ferry Terminal, Downtown, Auckland Phone 09 367 9111 www.fullers.co.nz This stunning island just 40 minutes from downtown Auckland boasts beautiful beaches, vineyards, olive groves and laid back seaside villages. Combine your ferry ticket with one of our established island tours and let us show you the best of Waiheke. Price: Regular return ferry - Adult $35.50, Child $17.80 Duration: Allow 40-50min from downtown Auckland Hours: 20 sailings a day.

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Explore NZ offers great tours and cruises in Auckland and the Bay of Islands. Departing Paihia & Russell you can swim with the dolphins, cruise to the ‘Hole in the Rock’, sail on sailing legend Lion New Zealand, discover the Far North including Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach or relax at Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka Island.


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FREE SHUTTLE DEPARTS FROM 172 QUAY STREET HOURLY FROM 9.30AM – 3.30PM

Save 10% by booking at kellytarltonssealife.co.nz .nz Open 9.30am – 5pm (last entry 4pm) Phone 0800 80 50 50 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland nd

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Activities Howick Historical Village Cnr of Lady Marie Dr & Bell Road, Auckland Phone 09 576 9506 www.fencible.org.nz

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Step back in time & experience life in a Fencible settlement during the 1840-1880 period of early Auckland. This 7 acre, authentic village is set in the Victorian era in the colonies. It has one of the most extensive collections of early colonial buildings & artefacts in New Zealand. Price: Adult $14, Concession $12, Child $8 Opening hours: Daily from 10am-4pm

Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei Phone 0800 80 50 50 www.kellytarltonssealife.co.nz Discover your inner explorer with 8 new themed zones including the world’s largest penguin colony display, the world’s biggest species of stingray and New Zealand’s largest collection of sharks. Journey through a unique Southern Ocean experience and marvel at our amazing jellyfish display or visit the magical Seahorse Kingdom. Price: Adult $36, Child $18 Opening hours: Daily 9.30am-5pm (last entry 4pm)

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Museum Of Transport & Technology (MOTAT) Great North Road & Meola Road, Western Springs Phone 0800 668 286 www.motat.org.nz Fun for kids of all ages! Tram rides, mirror maze, tactile dome, interactive science area, weekend and holiday programmes, Historic Village, extensive collection of New Zealand transport and technology items, travelling exhibitions, Araroa Tearooms and much more. Price: Adult $16, Student $8, Child (5-16yrs) $8, Seniors (with Gold Card) FREE. Opening hours: Daily 10am-5pm excluding Christmas Day.

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SKYCITY Cnr Federal & Victoria Streets, Auckland Phone 0800 759 2489 www.skycityauckland.co.nz Located in the heart of the city, SKYCITY Auckland is home to an exciting array of over 20 restaurants, bars and cafes, the 5-star Grand Hotel, the 4-star plus SKYCITY Hotel, the spectacular Sky Tower and a world-class casino. Have a casual drink in one of the many bars or experience award winning dining at one of three celebrity chef restaurants. Opening hours: 7 days from 8.30am

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SkyJump Enter Sky City Atrium & take escalator down to check in Phone 0800 759 586 www.skyjump.co.nz Jump start your kiwi adventure by leaping from Auckland’s SkyTower, the tallest building in the southern hemisphere at 192 metres. Reach speeds close to 85Kph in just 11 seconds. The ground rush is unbeatable and best described as Base Jumping, while being attached to a wire! See Discount Voucher.

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Buy a twin tour experience and get the most out of your trip up North! Discover the Bay Cruise & Dune Rider Cape Reinga Tour

$195pp (normal price $240) Both for $190pp Please ask about child rate

To book call & quote ’Jasons Twin Tour’ Valid until 31 October 2010. Subject to availability

SkyWalk 360° Enter Sky City Atrium & take escalator down to check in Phone 0800 759 586 www.skywalk.co.nz Auckland’s urban adventure will literally put you on the edge as you step outside to walk around the outside ring of the spectacular Sky Tower. Suspended high above the city on a narrow 1.2m platform, there is only a harness between you and a sheer 192m drop on either side! See Discount Voucher. Price: Adult $145, Child $115 Duration: Allow 75 minutes Opening hours: 10am–5pm

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Sky Tower Cnr Federal & Victoria Streets, Auckland Phone 0800 759 2489 www.skycityauckland.co.nz Rising 328m above Auckland with 360 degree views from three observation levels, it’s the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere. SkyJump, SkyWalk, glass floor panels, Sky Lounge Cafe plus two premier restaurants all make the Sky Tower one of New Zealand’s most visited attractions. Price: Total Tower Experience Pass Adult $28, Child $11 (5yrs & under free) Opening hours: 7 days from 8.30am

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Odyssey Sensory Maze Lower Basement, Metro Centre, 291–297 Queen Street. Phone: 09 365 1145 www.odysseysensorymaze.co.nz Odyssey Sensory Maze is a journey through 13 different zones with special lighting effects, illusions, unusual sounds and darker challenging spaces. Odyssey is a mind-blowing journey that will invigorate, indulge and challenge your senses! A truly wonderous experience that leaves you wondering how it’s all possible…. Price: Adults $19, Students $17, Children (aged 4-12) $15, Seniors $17.  Duration: 20–30 minutes. Opening hours: Mon–Sun, 10am–10pm.

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Rainbow’s End Cnr Great South & Manukau Station Rds, Manukau. Ph 09 262 2030 or 0800 438 672 (outside Auckland) www.rainbowsend.co.nz With 20+ exhilarating rides, Rainbow’s End promises family memories to treasure. There is something for everyone, be suspended 18m high on the Power Surge, Fear Fall 18 storeys and defy gravity on New Zealand’s only corkscrew rollercoaster. For the littlies, brand new rides in the completely covered Kidz Kingdom. Price: Adult superpass (14+ yrs) $51, Child superpass (2-13yrs) $39, Pensioners $25.50 Opening hours: Daily 10am-5pm except Christmas Day

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SheepWorld Farm & Nature Park Phone 09 425 7444 www.sheepworldfarm.co.nz Set in 30 scenic acres, the park has a wide variety of rural and natural attractions including farm animals, eco-activities, adventure playground, plus of course the world-famous sheep dog shows. There’s also a café, shop and easy parking. For more information check out the SheepWorld website. Shows are at 11am and 2pm.

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Log Flume Ride at Rainbow’s End

Price: Adult $27, Child (4-13yrs) $10, Senior Citizen $23 Opening hours: 9am-5pm every day except Christmas Day


10% discount off a standard adult admission to Auckland Museum’s Maori cultural performance and tour when you present this voucher.

10% discount off one adult return ferry ticket to Tiritiri Matangi Island. This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Advance bookings essential.

Auckland Domain, Parnell Infoline phone 09 306 7067 EXPIRES 30 Sept 2013

Freehone 0800 360 3472 info@360discovery.co.nz www.360discovery.co.nz EXPIRES 30 Sept 2013

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Princes Wharf, Quay St Phone 09 377 6702

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10% discount off one adult return ferry ticket to Rangitoto Island. This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Phone 09 367 9111 Email enquiries@fullers.co.nz www.fullers.co.nz EXPIRES 30 Sept 2013

One voucher per person. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Bookings are essential.

Level 1, 114 Ponsonby Rd. Phone 09 361 2060 Ponsonby@lumino.co.nz www.lumino.co.nz/ponsonby EXPIRES 30 Sept 2013

EXPIRES 30 Sept 2013

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Princes Wharf, Quay St Phone 09 377 6702 EXPIRES 30 Sept 2013

Voucher must be presented on admission. This discount is not valid in conjunction with any other discount, 10% discount off one full adult admission fee only.

23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei Freephone 0800 80 50 50 EXPIRES 30 Sept 2013

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Receive 25% off admission. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Not valid for birthday parties, group tours, functions, LEOTC school trips or separately ticketed events.

Phone 09 365 1145 info@odysseysensorymaze.co.nz www.odysseysensorymaze.co.nz EXPIRES 30 Sept 2013

Western Springs, Auckland Freephone 0800 668 286 www.motat.org.nz EXPIRES 30 Sept 2013

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Auckland Museum

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Lumino The Dentists – Ponsonby Dentist One hour whitening for only $199 Conditions apply, see back of voucher

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Auckland’s leading edge attraction. Conditions: Cannot be used with any other offer. Must be booked direct with the operator. Enter promo code ‘Jasons 2for1’ for online bookings.

New Zealand’s highest jump, 192m. Conditions: Cannot be used with any other offer. Must be booked direct with the operator. Enter promo code ‘Jasons’ for online bookings.

Base of Sky Tower, Sky City Freephone 0800 759 586 www.skywalk.co.nz

Base of Sky Tower, Sky City Freephone 0800 759 586 www.skyjump.co.nz

EXPIRES 30 Sept 2013

EXPIRES 30 Sept 2013

Receive $50 off your tandem skydive when booking direct. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Surrender voucher on purchase. One voucher per customer only.

34 Barrys Point Road Takapuna. Phone 09 486 2679 www.facebook.com/TheSheepskinFactory

Freephone 0800 92 16 50 www.skydiveauckland.com EXPIRES 30 Sept 2013

EXPIRES 30 Sept 2013

Receive $2 off museum admission. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Not valid for birthday parties, group tours, functions or LEOTC school trips. Viaduct Harbour Phone +64 9 373 0800 www.maritimemuseum.co.nz

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To book phone 07 878 6266 Freephone 0800 924 866 www.waitomo.co.nz

To book phone 07 878 6266 Freephone 0800 924 866 www.waitomo.co.nz

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EXPIRES 30 Sept 2013

Join us for Harbour Sailing or Dinner Cruise and experience Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’ for what it is known for! Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Direct bookings only.

To order free printed travel guides from New Zealand, Australia or the South Pacific, simply go to www.jasons.com and follow the simple steps. Your order will then be posted to you.

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Considered one of the most biologically and geographically diverse marine parks in the world with almost 1/3 of the entire world’s population of species. Not to be taken in conjunction with any other offer. Direct bookings only.

Passengers become the crew and are encouraged to take the helm or exert energy on the grinders. The trip suits people of all experiences and abilities, must be aged 10yrs and over. Not to be taken in conjunction with any other offer. Direct bookings only.

Explore NZ Kiosk, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Freephone 0800 397 567 EXPIRES 30 Sept 2013

Explore NZ Kiosk, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Freephone 0800 397 567 EXPIRES 30 Sept 2013

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A fun, interactive and visually stimulating museum exploring New Zealand’s transport, technology and social history. Experience tram rides, guided tours, fascinating exhibitions, a working Pumphouse, interactive science and technology zone, Victorian Village and the award-winning Aviation Display Hall.

Great North Rd and Meola Rd

Western Springs

0800 MOTATNZ (0800 668 286)

Auckland

www.motat.org.nz

Skydive Auckland Freephone 0800 92 16 50 www.skydiveauckland.com Challenge yourself to Auckland’s most exciting adventure. Take in the sites of the beautiful NZ coast line, rain forests, beaches and of course Auckland City. $50 off your tandem skydive when booking direct. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Price: From $295

Snowplanet 91 Small Road, Silverdale, Auckland Phone 0800 SNOWPLANET, www.snowplanet.co.nz Snowplanet is New Zealand’s only indoor snow resort where snow guests can experience the thrill of snow sports only 20 minutes North of Auckland. At Snowplanet you can ski, snowboard, tube, toboggan, and dine at our world class facility. Open 365 days, Life’s more fun on Snowplanet! Price: Adult from $39, Student from $32, Child from $29 Opening hours: 7 days, Mon-Thurs: 10am-10pm, Fri: 10am-12pm, Sat-Sun: 9am-10pm

Spookers 833 Kingseat Road, Kingseat Phone 09 291 9002 www.spookers.co.nz Spookers is a live entertainment experience in which the victims (you!) walk through theatrically themed Haunted Houses, and outdoor environments populated by sets, props and live scare-actors. You will encounter visual, tactile, and sound effects intended to scare the hell out of you. Price: From Adult $25. See website for various prices. Opening hours: See website for various attractions

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Stardome Observatory & Planetarium 670 Manukau Road, One Tree Hill Domain Phone 09 624 1246 www.stardome.org.nz One of Auckland’s most popular and best loved attractions. Experience the unique wonders of New Zealand’s night sky. Learn about the features of the Southern Hemisphere sky. Learn about its history and significance to New Zealanders. Evening visits on clear nights also include telescope viewing.

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Te Tuhi 13 Reeves Rd, Pakuranga, Auckland. Phone 09 577 0138. tetuhi.org.nz Located 15 minutes from the CBD, Te Tuhi is Auckland’s leading innovative art space, presenting contemporary art exhibitions from both New Zealand and International artists.

Price: All events and exhibitions are free. Opening hours: 8am-5pm weekdays, 9am-4pm weekends.

Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum 149-159 Quay Street, Viaduct Harbour Phone 09 373 0800 www.maritimemuseum.co.nz Discover the epic journeys of exploration that shaped our seafaring nation through the Voyager Maritime Museum galleries and discover Auckland’s stunning Waitemata Harbour aboard a heritage sailing vessel. Enjoy a relaxing meal at the Waterfront Cafe in the heart of the Viaduct Harbour.

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Waitomo Adventure Centre 654 Waitomo Caves Road (SH37), Waitomo Phone 0800 924 866 www.waitomo.co.nz Waitomo Caves Village is an amazing day trip from Auckland. From here, visitors can access the world-renowned caves, glowworms and scenic attractions. The village is an easy 3-hour drive from Auckland via SH1 then SH3. This makes most of the activities accessible from your Auckland base.

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Auckland’s vibrant dining scene ranges from acclaimed wineries and al fresco cafés to bistros, bars and chic city restaurants. Down at the city’s waterfront, the Viaduct Harbour is the perfect place to enjoy harbour views with your meal. For winery dining, try some of the award-winning vineyards to the west or north of the city or on beautiful Waiheke Island. The wine regions also have some great country cafés and breweries to discover. CBD Auckland’s central business district offers a wide selection of cafés, bars and restaurants for eating out – all handy to the city’s entertainment venues and clubs. Popular dining strips include High Street, with its lively eateries and music venues, and upper Queen Street with its strip of budget Asian cafés or Britomart precinct with smart bars and bistros offering tastes of the world. Waterfront If you fancy a view as you dine, downtown Auckland is the place to go. Dine al fresco at the lively Viaduct Harbour, try one of the chic waterfront eateries on Quay Street or Princes Wharf, enjoy a seafood pub lunch alongside a working fishing dock at Wynyard Quarter, or take a lunch or dinner cruise and see the city from the water. Ponsonby Head to the happening suburb of Ponsonby, which offers an eclectic mix of bars, cafes, restaurants as well as funky shops and boutiques. Take your pick from cheap and cheerful eateries to upmarket bistros and brasseries. Parnell A short bus ride from the central city, this charming colonial-style village is known for its designer shops, art galleries and stylish cafés. Parnell’s many cafés and restaurants offer plenty of dining options from upmarket brasseries to gourmet ethnic eateries. Newmarket Heading south, the busy shopping precinct of Newmarket has a full range of options from cafés, bars and pubs to a selection of fantastic restaurants offering various international cuisine.


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Chocolate Boutique Cafe 323 Parnell Road, Auckland Phone 09 377 8550 www.chocolateboutique.co.nz Fabulous shopping/dining experience. Gourmet, handcrafted chocolates by the piece or gift boxes. Ideal souvenirs as they are all hand-made in New Zealand. Dessert Cafe - coffees, teas, iced drinks, hot chocolates (including the famous exclusive italian denso). Waffles, ice creams, cakes etc.

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Hard Luck Cafe 150 Karangahape Road, Auckland Phone 09 377 2870 www.facebook/hardluckcafe.com A counter culture establishment redefining what a good food establishment can be with affordable low fuss dining. The products are home made, served with pop culture references to engage the clients mind and memories of the way back then. This ethos is what we call and define as the ANTI-RESTAURANT. Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-midnight, Sat 12pm to midnight

Da Vinci’s Ristorante Italiano – Albert Street 87 Albert St (Cnr Albert & Victoria Sts), Auckland city Phone 09 365 1266 Da Vinci’s offers a fantastic dining experience at very reasonable prices for lunch and dinner. Da Vinci’s commitment to Italian traditions includes the use of high quality ingredients, sourced fresh daily. Mediterranean dishes are also offered alongside the Italian specialties. Opening hours: Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm Dinner: Mon-Sun 5pm-Late

Da Vinci’s Ristorante Italiano – City Road 5 City Road (downstairs), Auckland city Phone 09 373 2843 Established in 1980, Da Vinci’s serves traditional Italian cuisine including fresh fish, clams and salmon, as well as delicious Gelato ice cream. Housed in a 19th Century listed building, the warm and atmospheric setting offers several dining spaces that lends itself to a very romatic evening. Bellissima! Opening hours: Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm Dinner: Mon-Sun 6pm-Late

NO.1 High Street No.1 High St, Auckland Central Phone 09 377 7666 office@no.1highst.co.nz If you are looking for an elegant venue in the heart of Auckland’s Fashion and Business District, then look no further than No. 1 High Street. Situated in a 1920s inspired space, No. 1 showcases a casual and comfortable ambience that is centred around a breathtaking 1900s styled main bar or upstairs on the mezzanine you will find a luxurious Invite-Only VIP room. Opening hours: Mon–Fri 11am–Late, Sat 4pm–Late, Sunday Closed

Pearl Garden Restaurant Level 1, Teed Street, Newmarket. Phone 09 523 3696 pearlgardennz@gmail.com www.pearlgarden.co.nz Since 1975, Pearl Garden has offered Newmarket the best in Cantonese cuisine. With it’s infamous lunchtime Yum Cha and extensive Dinner menu using only the freshest ingredients, it is THE authentic Newmarket Chinese experience. Opening hours: 7 days, Lunch: 11am-3pm, Dinner: 5.30pm till late

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Sky Lounge Café and Bar Sky Tower, Cnr Federal and Victoria Sts, Auckland Phone 0800 SKYCITY www.skytower.co.nz Located 182 metres up the Sky Tower, Sky Lounge is a café by day and a casual bar by night offering stunning 360-degree views across Auckland. Perfect for a coffee during the day, or watching the sunset over a cocktail or glass of champagne. Standard Sky Tower admission prices applies. Opening hours: Sun–Thurs, 9.30am–9.30pm Fri and Sat, 9.30am–10.30pm

Thai Chef Restaurant 66 Parnell Road, Parnell Phone 09 354 3489 Thai Chef’s group of restaurants were awarded by Thai Prime Minister H.E. Yingluck Shinawatra on March 24, 2013 The Thai Select PREMIUM for its authenticity of Royal Thai cuisine. Come and enjoy the Royal cuisine at Thai Chef’s in Parnell only in Auckland. Opening hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 12pm-2.30pm $11.50. Dinner 7 nights from 5.30pm

Thai Takapuna 44 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna Phone 09 973 4259 www.thaitakapuna.co.nz Thai Takapuna is a friendly Thai Restaurant which offers a variety of authentic Thai cuisine with a handy location. The restaurant has established a reputation for its excellence in the authentic taste, oriental humble service and relaxing atmosphere. Mention this advert to receive 25% off the total bill (Dinner time only). Opening hours: 7 days, 10:30am–3:30pm Lunch. 5pm–10:30pm Dinner

The Waterfront Café Maritime Museum Building, Quay Street. Viaduct Phone 09 359 9914 The Waterfront offers patrons the chance to get closer to the water than any other viaduct venue. Relaxing over a good meal is one of life’s great pleasures, so The Waterfront has designed its menu to reflect it’s stunning surroundings, offering a broad range of cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Opening hours: 7 days Mon–Sun 9am–Late

Tony’s Wellesley Street 27 Wellesley Street, West Auckland Phone 09 373 4196 www.tonys.co.nz The home of great steaks, Tony’s Wellesley Street, has been proudly serving classic kiwi food for over 50 years. An Auckland icon, Tony’s is the perfect spot for a light lunch or hearty dinner. With a warm relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff it’s an ideal hideaway in the CBD. Opening hours: Lunch: Mon–Fri: 11.45am–2.15pm. Dinner: Mon–Sat: 5–10pm. Sun & Public Hols: 5–9.30pm. Closed Christmas Day


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Auckland offers everything from boutiques and modern malls to colourful markets. From central city shopping meccas to suburban boutiques, Auckland is a shoppers’ delight. Queen Street is Auckland’s main shopping strip, lined with stores, gift shops and arcades. Pop down Vulcan Lane and into vibrant High Street to explore the fashion boutiques and craft outlets. The Britomart precinct houses many modern eateries, but also some big name brands in fashion and lifestyle shopping. From the latest i-device to the latest must-have WORLD fashion accessory, this area is bursting with opportunities to treat yourself and loved ones. Ponsonby Road is a shopping hub for the fashionistas. Upmarket Parnell has village-style shops and galleries to browse and if it’s designer fashion stores you are looking for, Newmarket is the place to shop and be seen!

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Heading south, there are great factory bargains at Dress-Smart in Onehunga. For a uniquely New Zealand multicultural market experience, head to the Otara markets on a Saturday morning where you’ll find Pacific Island, Maori, Asian and Pakeha stallholders selling everything from traditional tapa cloth and Pacific Island jewellery to streetwear. North of central Auckland there are factory outlet stores in Albany and Silverdale.

Chancery is Auckland’s only pedestrian shopping street, with chic restaurants, outdoor terraces and designer stores.

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Shopping Dress-Smart Outlet Shopping Centre 151 Arthur Street, Onehunga. Phone 09 622 2400 www.dress-smart.co.nz

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Dress-Smart, Onehunga is New Zealand’s largest outlet shopping destination. With over 100 stores offering up to 70% off normal retail prices everyday! They offer great savings on popular national & international brands in fashion, footwear, sportswear and accessories. Check out the latest Smart Deals online.

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K.Amani of Jewellery Online Queen’s Arcade – Shop 124, 34 Queen Street, Auckland CBD. Phone 09 366 6001 www.nzjewelleryonline.com K.Amani specialises in providing inclusive service for exclusive jewellery. We are the destination jeweller for colourful, personalised jewellery designed in New Zealand. We custom manufacture for clients worldwide. Find us at the top of the escalator in the Queen’s Arcade, near Britomart. Opening hours: 12pm-5pm Tues & Thu-Sat, 2pm-5pm Wed.

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La Cigale Parnell Ltd 69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland. Phone 09 366 9361 www.lacigale.co.nz Shop for French fashion, quirky antiques, fabulous gifts and gourmet food. Eat fabulous fresh food in the cafe during the day or try a French-inspired bistro meal in the evening. Visit the lively market on Saturday and Sunday - voted Best Food Market in Auckland for the last 6 years. French Bistro open Wed, Thurs & Fri. Opening hours: Shop/cafe 7 days. Market Sat 8am-1.30pm, Sun 9am-1.30pm

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Otara Market Otara Shopping Centre Carpark, Newbury Street. Phone 09 274 0830 www.otarafleamarket.co.nz NZ’s most popular street market teams up with hundreds of shoppers every Saturday morning. Polynesian, Maori, Asian and European stallholders gather each week, creating a vibrant, multicultural experience, with 250 stalls offering everything from arts & crafts to exotic foods and entertainment. Opening hours: Every Saturday 6am-12 noon.

The Sheepskin Factory 34 Barrys Point Road,Takapuna. Phone 09 486 2679 www.thesheepskinfactory.co.nz The Sheepskin Factory carries a wide range of New Zealand Made, Premium Quality Sheepskin Footwear at Factory Shop Prices. They also offer luxurious NZ Sheepskin Rugs and Possum Merino Knitwear -one of the best in quality and price! Only 10-15 minutes away from Auckland CBD. Opening hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm Sundays.

Woolly For You 237 Parnell Road. Phone 09 377 5437 Fax 09 377 5418 Garments made with quality wool in unique designs that will keep you warm for winters to come. A huge range of designs available in jerseys, cardigans, jackets, vests, gloves, hats and even nipple warmers! We have something for everyone.

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Auckland has plenty of great beauty salons and spas where you can while away an hour or two and get yourself thoroughly pampered. So make the most of the many options available and take the time to spend on yourself. Give yourself a treat and choose from one of the many treatments available; enjoy a relaxing facial treatment or invigorating massage, or why not give your tired feet some much-needed attention with a soak and a pedicure. For some real indulgence, lie back and relax and enjoy an aromatic full body polish or a luxurious body wrap. Some salons also have couples treatments available so you and your loved one can enjoy a pampering together. Top up your tan in safety at one of Auckland solariums, or give yourself the star treatment for a special occasion with a professional makeup session, waxing, brow shaping or an exfoliating treatment. If you find yourself short of time to get to a salon, consider a mobile beauty clinic that will come to you – so you can enjoy a treatment in the comfort of your own room. Whatever treatment – or treatments – you choose, you can be sure you’ll emerge feeling like you’re on cloud nine.

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SkinSense Beauty Therapy & Day Spa Retreat SkinSense treatments have been designed for the ultimate in personal pampering, indulge yourself with luxurious skin and body care treatments and massage therapies. We offer private treatment rooms and water therapies for complete relaxation and well being. Your SkinSense experience will not only make you feel great, but will deliver results. Opening hours: Open 6 days and 4 late nights, Phone for an appointment

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Auckland Mobile Beauty Phone 021 164 3358 www.aucklandmobilebeauty.co.nz Need a pair of healing hands, but don’t have the time or energy to leave your home, office or hotel. We offer a full range of pampering treatments, including beauty and massage therapy, all in the comfort of your own surroundings, so treat yourself to a relaxing massage today! Price: Massage from $60.00 for 30 min, $90.00 for 1 hour Opening hours: 9am –9pm Mon to Fri, 9am–3pm Sat

Spa Di Vine 12 Taylor Road, Waimauku. Phone 09 411 5290 relax@spadivine.co.nz www.spadivine.co.nz Spa Di Vine is Auckland’s premier Country Day spa, set amidst the vineyards of Kumeu’s Classic Wine Country, an easy 25 minute drive from Auckland’s CBD along the Western Motorway/SH16. A wonderful private retreat for indulgent, relaxing spa treatments. Appointments are necessary. Price: Spa treatments from $110, Half Days from $279 p.p. Opening hours: By appointment only, Tuesdays to Sundays

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We perform all aspects of general dentistry including; Tooth Whitening, Cosmetic Dentistry and Emergency Appointments for Broken Teeth or Tooth Ache. We are Auckland’s experts in tooth whitening. Take advantage of our online only deal of 1 hour whitening for only $199. Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8.30am - 5.30pm, Saturdays by appointment

SkinSense treatments – the ultimate in personal pampering Indulge yourself with luxurious skin and body care treatments and massage therapies. We offer private treatment rooms and water therapies for complete relaxation and well being. With our reputation for incomparable beauty and spa treatments in absolute luxury, your SkinSense experience will not only make you feel great, but will deliver results and a desire to come back again.

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From luxury hotels, easy and tidy motels and apartments to friendly backpacker hostels; from bright and buzzy city centre to green and charming suburbs, or meeting rooms conveniently close to the airport, Auckland has room for you. Look for the Qualmark star rating system to ascertain how an accommodation property has been independently rated. The Qualmark star system rates various categories of accommodation in New Zealand and is a reliable indication of the standard of facilities. You can also ask to see the room – inspection should be welcome. Hotels generally offer tea/coffee making facilities, a bathroom and an onsite restaurant and bar. Motel units and apartments are ideal for travellers who prefer to do their own cooking, and usually offer self-contained kitchens. If you’re on a fixed budget, try some of the backpacker or youth hostel accommodation with communal facilities. The regional parks are another good alternative, providing camping in a more peaceful rural setting. For a few more of life’s luxuries, there are plenty of hotels, motels and self-contained apartments. To find out more, visit jasons.co.nz/auckland/accommodation.

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Alexander Inn Opened in Feb 2012 this modern motel is situated right in the heart of the Central Business District, with many cafes & bars within 500m walk. Featuring kitchen, marble tile bathroom, Sky TV & double glazing for absolute quiet. Includes room service, free broadband/Wi-Fi & free covered parking. Tariff: From $149 Qualmark rated: ★★★★ plus Motel.

Aveda Motor Lodge 151 Edinburgh Street, Pukekohe Phone 0800 28 33 26 www.avedamotorlodge.co.nz Within walking distance of Pukekohe Town Centre, where there is a wide variety of restaurants and cafes, or you can easily drive to attractions in the Franklin District and the greater Auckland area. 35min to Auckland International Airport, 45min to Auckland CBD, 10min to Karaka Sales Centre. Tariff: From $140 Qualmark rated: ★★★★ plus Motel.

Best Western Great South Road Motor Lodge 112 Great South Road, Newmarket, Auckland Phone 0508 899 699 www.aucklandmotels.net.nz With a Qualmark 4-star plus rating for the last five years, we are amongst Auckland’s top motels. Spacious and modern rooms all having air-con, cooking facilities, tiled bathrooms, Sky TV and free internet. Facilities include two high standard conference rooms, restaurant/cafe, pool and guest laundry. Tariff: From $145 Qualmark rated: ★★★★ plus Motel.

Quest Newmarket Serviced Apartments 31-39 Davis Crescent, Newmarket, Auckland Phone 0800 880 222 www.questnewmarket.co.nz Serviced apartments for 1-6 people. On the route from the Airport to the CBD. Secure on-site car parking. Wifi, kitchen and laundry facilities in each apartment. Utilise the many local restaurants in the area on foot or cook for yourself! Highly rated by previous guests. Tariff: From $155 Qualmark rated: ★★★★ plus Apartment

YWCA Auckland 103 Vincent Street, Auckland Phone 09 377 8763 www.akywca.org.nz A great place to stay, whether you are visiting Auckland for a night or planning to study here for a year. Located in the heart of the city. Close to Auckland University, AUT and many international language schools. Reception staff available 24hrs. Tariff: From $37 according to rooms size and length of stay

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Auckland has a full range of transport options from rental cars and campervans to ferries, buses and trains servicing the city’s outlying areas. Airport Transport - Refer page 70 for details. Auckland Explorer Bus

A hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour with full commentary. See Auckland’s big attractions including Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium, Sky Tower, Parnell Village, Auckland Museum. Phone: 0800 439 756, www.explorerbus.co.nz

Buses within the city For details of routes and timetables, contact MAXX on 09 366 6400 or visit www.maxx.co.nz Long Distance Buses: InterCity Coachline buses leave from the SKYCITY bus terminal at the Hobson Street entrance. For bookings, contact phone 09 357 8400. LINK Buses: Link buses are the hassle-free way to move around Auckland city. Call Maxx 09 366 6400 for timetable information or pick up a copy at Britomart. Otherwise board at any Link marked stop. The City Link bus (red) will get you to the shops on K Rd or take you to Wynyard Quarter. Tickets are 50cents per adult per trip; children are 30 cents per child per trip. The Inner Link bus (green) does a circuit including Newmarket, Parnell, Auckland Museum and Ponsonby. Tickets are $1.90 per adult per trip; children $1.90 per child per trip. The Outer Link bus (orange) runs a circle loop from Wellesley St, past the Universities, through Epsom, Mt Eden, St Lukes, MOTAT, to Herne Bay.

Ferry Services For full details of ferry services and fares, visit www.maxx.co.nz Tiritiri Matangi Island, Motuihe Island & Coromandel Peninsula: 360 Discovery Cruises, Pier 4, Quay Street, phone 0800 888 006. Waiheke Island, Rangitoto Island & Devonport: Fullers Cruise Centre, Pier 2, Quay Street Ferry Building, phone 09 367 9111. Waiheke & Great Barrier Islands: Sealink offer a vehicle and passenger service, phone Sealink 09 300 5900.


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A Discovery Day Pass ($16) is valid for a day’s travel aboard buses, trains and inner harbour ferries in the Auckland region, available anytime. It can be purchased from bus drivers, train stations and at the Fullers Cruise Centre, phone 09 367 9111.

Taxis Auckland Co-op Ph 300 3000 Corporate Cabs Ph 377 0773

Alert Taxis Ph 309 2000 Green Cabs Ph 0508 447 336

Trains All trains arrive and depart from the Britomart Transport Centre in the CBD (see map page 76). There are three suburban services, running south through Newmarket to Papakura with a link to Manukau, east via Glen Innes to Papakura and west through Henderson to Waitakere. For details of routes and timetables, visit www.maxx.co.nz

Vehicle Rentals Several motorhome and campervan companies offer a comprehensive selection of fully-equipped mobile homes at conveniently located city depots. Car rentals are also available from the domestic and international airports, the central city and outer suburbs – see page 58 or see campervans.jasons.com. You need to be 21 to hire a rental vehicle and show a current driving licence and/or an international licence.

Driving in NZ The official New Zealand Road Code guidebook is available at most bookstores and petrol stations. Road Rules New Zealand drives on the left. At roundabouts, always keep left and give way to all traffic on your right. All traffic turning right should give way to a vehicle coming from the opposite direction and turning left. This applies at cross roads and T-intersections where both vehicles are facing each other. New Zealand law requires all the occupants of a moving vehicle car to wear a seatbelt. It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving unless it’s ‘hands-free’. The speed limit on the open road is 100km/h and 50km/h in residential areas unless otherwise marked. The New Zealand Police enforce all traffic laws, including the speed limit and dealing with accidents. All accidents must be reported to the police within 24 hours. Dial *555 on cell phones for non-emergency accidents. Obtain the driver’s name and address and vehicle registration number.

Tips for Safe Driving • Speed cameras are in use on New Zealand roads – take care not to exceed the signed speed limits as fines can be heavy, not forgetting the safety factor. • Winding roads, difficult terrain and adverse weather conditions will slow you down, so allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Comfortable driving distances in a day are 200– 300km, but less if you want to stop and enjoy attractions. • Ringing bells and flashing red lights at a railway crossing signal that a train is coming. Look out for the distinctive X-shaped railway crossing signs, and take extra care especially at crossings not controlled by barrier arms.

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37 Campbell Road, Maraetai. Phone 09 534 1805 www.aucklandmotorbikehire.com Hire makes it easy for you to explore Auckland on a motorcycle. We specialise in self-guided motorcycle tours around the Auckland region. Choose 1, 2 or 3 day options on any of our rental fleet, or hire the bike for longer to explore New Zealand. Price: From $108 according to length of hire and bike size. Peak rates 15 December-16 March

Auckland HOP ON, HOP OFF Explorer Phone 0800 439 756 or 0800 4 EXPLORER Email: info@explorerbus.co.nz www.explorerbus.co.nz Visit the Big 14 attractions including Viaduct Harbour, Kelly Tarlton’s, Auckland Museum, Parnell, SKY CITY, Auckland Zoo and more with full commentary. Departs every 60 minutes; Ferry Building/Queens Wharf from 10am, Civic Theatre from 9.40am and Sky Tower from 9.45am. Free pick-up from most hotels and motels. Prices: All Day pass adult $40, child $20. Opening hours: 9am – 5pm, 7 days, throughout the year

Scotties Rentals 27 New North Road, Eden Terrace Phone 0800 736 825 www.scotties.co.nz Get a Free GPS with your rental car and the lowest rates only at Scotties Rentals. Pick-up at the airport or in the city. Scotties have the biggest range of vehicles and you’ll have the biggest smile with your free GPS. Nobody gets lost at Scotties.

Opening hours: 9am–5pm, 7 days, throughout the year

Simple Car Rentals Ltd Freephone 0800 28 49 22 Phone 027 227 3147 www.simplecarrentals.co.nz Unlimited kilometres. AA 24 hour Breakdown Service. Free airport and hotel pickups and drop offs within Auckland. All rates include GST. No hidden cost. Maps & guides provided. Very affordable rates. All vehicles air-conditioned. Long term and short term rentals available. 24 hour friendly service, 7 days per week. Insurance (GST included). Price: From $15 per day (Minimum hire period applies)

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Not only does Auckland boast 55 extinct volcanoes, with hill-like craters scattered around the city, it is also home to more than 85,000 boats, earning its title ‘City of Sails’. Get your bearings and your adrenalin pumping in the central city by leaping off the Sky Tower, or test your vertigo by walking round its outside ledge at just 1.2m wide. Browse Auckland Art Gallery’s extensive collection of more than 15,000 artworks. Alternatively, take a stroll to the city’s Domain and find out more about New Zealand’s history and its people at Auckland’s War Memorial Museum. Take a ferry from Quay Street to the quaint seaside village of Devonport on the North Shore. Explore the charming colonial buildings, quaint shops and lively eateries or climb to the top of North Head or Mount Victoria. Mission Bay is a short, picturesque drive (or bus ride) from the city along Auckland’s stunning waterfront. Stroll along its long golden beach then grab an ice-cream or fish and chips to refuel. Parnell’s colonial-style shops specialise in locally made crafts, ranging from designer jewellery, pounamu (New Zealand Jade) and clothing to paintings, glass-work and sculpture. If that’s not enough to satisfy your shopping fix, head to the neighbouring suburb of Newmarket and explore its designer fashion stores.

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Hike up to the top of Auckland’s highest volcano, Mount Eden, 196 metres above sea level, with 360 degree views of the city.

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The neighbouring suburb of Kingsland is home to Eden Park, where you can watch the All Blacks in action. Finish your day in the hip suburb of Ponsonby, which is great for cute arty shops and funky cafes, with a buzzing bar and restaurant scene.

Must do’s • Take the steering wheel of an authentic America’s Cup yacht with Explore NZ. • Watch an incredible Maori cultural performance and a highenergy haka every day at Auckland War Memorial Museum. • Enjoy dinner at one of Auckland’s fantastic restaurants in the Viaduct Harbour or Wynyard Quarter.

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Head west and explore Waitakere’s lush native bush, enjoy a stroll on the wild black sand beaches or relax in one of the wineries. Shuttle services run daily from central Auckland to the West Coast beaches. If you have your own transport, make a pit-stop in Titirangi village for a coffee, and perhaps even catch the Titirangi Village Market (last Sunday of the month) at Titirangi War Memorial Hall from 10am until 2pm. Continue west along Scenic Drive to Arataki Visitor Centre, the gateway to the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, which covers more than 16,000 hectares of native rainforest and coastline. Packed with fascinating exhibits, the visitor centre alone could keep you entertained for hours, but if you’re keen to stretch your legs there’s over 250km of walking trails to choose from. Tracks start directly from the centre, with a wide range of others just a short drive away. Try Fair Falls track, or explore Cascade Kauri Park, located in the heart of the Ark in the Park conservation project.

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Head further west for a bracing stroll on the black sand beaches of Karekare or Piha, their dark colour a product of high volumes of volcanic iron rich sand. The Kitekite Falls trail can also be accessed from Piha, or enjoy the views after climbing half-way up imposing Lion Rock (walk down to the waters edge to see the Lion). Venture further afield and you can hit the waves with Muriwai surf school, or for some fun with the kids slide down the massive sand dunes at Lake Wainamu at Bethells – don’t miss the delicious Kumera chips at the Bethells Beach Café.

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Must do’s • Visit the gannet colony at Muriwai (August to March) where a short scenic boardwalk will take you from the parking area to viewing platforms where you get fantastic close-up views of the birds and the stunning coastline. • Head along the Kitekite track (1.8km) from the Glen Esk Road carpark at Piha and you’ll see a pretty three-tiered waterfall. • Enjoy a cellar door tasting or a delicious lunch at one of Auckland’s vineyards in Kumeu.

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Discover the diverse Maori and Pacific Island heritage of South Auckland, or head to the eastern suburbs and explore restored historic buildings and sheltered bays. South Auckland is the place to soak up Polynesian culture. Have fun browsing through Maori and Polynesian arts and crafts, music and clothing, along with a huge selection of fresh fruit and produce at Otara Markets every Saturday, from 6am until 12pm. Manukau City boasts one of New Zealand’s largest shopping centres and thrill seekers will enjoy Rainbow’s End theme park. For something a little more tranquil, head to the colourful fl ower displays at Auckland Botanic Gardens in Manurewa, where there are guided walks every Wednesday or ride the Wiri Rambler train on Sundays from 12pm until 4pm. Nature lovers will enjoy the Hunua Ranges National Park, which is the largest native forest in the Auckland region. This bush-clad area is home to the Hunua Falls, which has picnic areas and a range of walks.

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Just east of the central city, discover more about the region’s history at Howick Historical Village, which has restored colonial buildings and fencible cottages to explore. Watch history come to life as you chat to the costumed staff in this living museum. Pakuranga is also a fantastic place for shopping.

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The eastern suburbs are a favourite for boaties, as there is easy access to the sea and an excellent marina facility at Half Moon Bay. Scenic walks and boating are popular at Bucklands Beach and palm fringed Eastern Beach in Howick.

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North of Auckland city, the Hibiscus Coast is dotted with stretches of golden sand beaches and the scenic road leads to the popular Matakana Coast. The northern part of Auckland stretches from wild surf beaches on the west coast, across to calm sandy beaches on the east, with historic communities, prosperous vineyards and rolling farmland in between. Matakana Coast’s friendly villages are an ideal base for exploring the peaceful rural landscapes and scenic coastline. Discover the local vineyards, cafés and galleries around Leigh and Warkworth, stroll along one of the region’s lovely beaches at Pakiri, Snells Beach or Whangaparaoa Peninsula, or make the most of Matakana Coast’s great outdoors. You can go fi shing, golfi ng, cycling or horse riding around the peaceful rural towns of Helensville and Riverhead. The hot pools at Parakai and Waiwera are perfect for unwinding after a busy day of sightseeing.

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Northeast of Warkworth, the bustling market village of Matakana offers a slice of rural community life, with its craft outlets, markets and country cafes. Matakana is a lively wine producing area, and there are plenty of choices for a lazy long lunch. Many of the wineries and country cafés offer rural and al fresco settings, and most of the vineyards open their cellar doors for tastings.

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Craft lovers can visit the local art studios and galleries or shop for a souvenir at the local pottery. The Morris & James pottery is famous for its colourful handpainted ceramics and you can enjoy lunch at the courtyard cafe. Matakana is handy to beautiful Tawharanui Regional Park and the pristine surf beach at Pakiri which is also fantastic for horse riding. Make sure you also call in to the marine reserve at Goat Island, near Leigh, which is fascinating to explore both on and under the surface.

Must do’s • The Saturday Farmers Market in Matakana village is a great way to meet the locals, and you can stock up on farm fresh eggs, Puhoi cheeses, tasty jams and relishes and a range of local arts and crafts. • Browse the amazing Maori carvings and sculpture at Kerry Strongman’s Studio Gallery at Te Hana, near Wellsford. • At Snowplanet, 8km south of Orewa, you can get your ski, snowboard, tube and toboggan fix all year round.

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Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Islands are just moments from the city but feel like a world away. Enjoy a bushwalk, listen for native birds and explore the sandy beaches which are all right on the city’s doorstep. Waiheke Island is a day-trippers’ dream and a fantastic place to take a retreat from city life. It takes just half an hour to get to Waiheke and you’ll soon ease into the easy-going island lifestyle. There is a vibrant arts and crafts scene and many vineyards dotted around the island so make sure you sample some of the local drops. Fullers and SeaLink Ferries run a regular service to Waiheke. Rangitoto Island is one of Auckland’s most iconic landmarks. Its 600 year-old volcanic cone is clearly visible from many parts of the city and you’ll be rewarded with 360 degree views if you hike to the summit (259 metres). For those who prefer a more leisurely stroll, try the easier tracks which skirt the coastline. Don’t forget your lunch as there are no shops on Rangitoto. Fullers Ferries operate to Rangitoto.

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Tiritiri Matangi is a nature lover’s paradise and a haven for wildlife. Unwanted predators have been eradicated, and more than 300,000 native trees planted, to make Tiritiri an open bird sanctuary for threatened native species including the saddleback, stitchbird, takahe and kokako. 360 Discovery run a ferry service from Auckland and Gulf Harbour.

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At Kawau Island, tour Mansion House, the stately residence of New Zealand’s former Governor, Sir George Grey. This scenic island has a range of walking tracks leading to Maori Pa sites and the ruins of old copper mines. Access to Kawau is by boat. Catch a ferry or water taxi from Sandspit, near Warkworth, 64km north of Auckland. A little further away, Great Barrier Island is rugged and remote and has beautiful surf beaches, lush native bush, fantastic hiking and birdlife. The island is home to the historic remains of copper and silver mines, shipwrecks, a whaling station, timber mills and kauri dams. Great Barrier Island can be accessed by the SeaLink Ferry or there are regular flights.

Must do’s • For something a bit different try some target practice and clay pigeon shooting at Wild on Waiheke. • Fullers Island Explorer tour buses meet the ferry from Waiheke and offer sightseeing tours, which include unlimited bus travel for the rest of the day. • Explore the lava caves which are unique to Rangitoto Island.

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The Auckland International and Domestic Airport lies about 21km south-west of the Auckland CBD at the edge of the Manukau Harbour in Mangere. Airport Transport Travel options to and from Auckland Airport (phone 275 0789) include taxi, shuttle bus and The Airbus, as well as rental vehicles (see page 56) which may be picked up/dropped off at the airport or nearby. From central Auckland, taxis take about 30 minutes (allow an hour at peak times) and cost from $50-$65. Shuttle buses cost less (about $30 per person but less for a group) and take longer, as they pick up and drop off en route. The Airbus (freephone 0800 10 30 80, www.airbus.co.nz) runs every 15 minutes throughout the day, stopping close to most major hotels and backpackers. An adult fare costs $16 one way and $28 return. Transfers take 40-50 minutes. A bus connects to the airport from Papatoetoe Station on the city’s southern train line – for details contact Maxx, phone 366 6400 or www.maxx.co.nz

Auckland International & Domestic Airport Air New Zealand Arrivals and departures, phone 306 5560. Reservations and fare enquiries, phone 357 3000.

Inter-terminal Bus A free inter-terminal bus connects the international and domestic terminals. The bus departs every 20 minutes from outside the arrivals hall.

Duty-free Allowance Arriving international passengers are allowed 1.125 litres of spirits, 4.5 litres of wine and 200 cigarettes.

Information International terminal: Airport i-SITE Visitor Centre, ground floor, arrivals. Open 5am-midnight, 7 days. Phone 256 8535. Domestic terminal: Air New Zealand Visitor Centre. Open 7am-5pm, 7 days. Phone 256 8480.


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Driving To/From Auckland Airport From the Airport Take the main exit road (George Bolt Memorial Drive) to the intersection with SH20. Follow the signs for Auckland City which will take you onto the motorway. Leave the motorway, turn right into Queenstown Road and continue straight ahead through the roundabout into Pah Road, which becomes Manukau Road. Continue up Manukau Road, turn left at the traffic lights into Alpers Avenue. At the end of Alpers Avenue, turn right into Gillies Avenue and join the motorway to the city, northern and western suburbs. The last exit to the city is Nelson Street (the left-hand lane).

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Accident & Emergency Medical & Dental Centres Auckland City Hospital, 24hr Accident & Emergency and pharmacy. Park Road, Grafton. Phone 379 7440. Ascot Hospital 24hr Accident & Emergency and pharmacy. Greenlane Road East, Remuera. Phone 520 9555. Ponsonby Accident & Emergency Dental Unit 202 Ponsonby Road. Phone 376 9222. North Shore Hospital 24hr Accident & Emergency and pharmacy. 124 Shakespeare Rd, Takapuna. Phone 486 8900.

Banks & ATMS Trading banks are normally open Monday-Friday, from 9am-4.30pm. There are ATMs (money machines) and exchange facilities at most banks in the central city and the suburbs around Auckland

Carparks Victoria Street Corner Victoria & Kitchener Streets. Civic Underground Carpark access off Mayoral Drive. SKYCITY Corner Federal & Victoria Streets. Carpark access off Nelson Street. Phone 363 6000. Wilson Parking, 151 Queen Street, Auckland. Phone 0800 727 536. Tournament Parking, 77 Cook Street, Auckland. Phone 377 4040.

Emergencies Police, Fire and Ambulance, phone 111. Auckland Central Police Station is located at the corner of Cook and Vincent Streets. Phone 302 6400.

Embassies/Consulates Britain Germany Italy Japan Netherlands Sweden USA

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NZ Post will convert foreign cash without commission at PostShops. TSB Cnr Queen and Wellesley Streets, Cnr Hurstmere and Lake Roads, Takapuna ANZ 95 Queen Street, 126 Queen Street, Cnr Queen & Victoria Streets Thomas Cook 159 Queen Street TravelEx NZ 32 Queen Street

GST A Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 15% is applied to the cost of all goods and services in New Zealand, except for purchases at dutyfree shops.

Library Auckland Central Library, 44-46 Lorne Street. Open 9am-8pm, Monday to Friday; 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday. There is also a network of Auckland libraries around the suburbs. For more information visit: www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz

Phone Services Phoning Auckland numbers from out of town, dial 09 first. Local calls from a Telecom payphone cost $1.00 for first 15 minutes, then $0.20 per minute. It is easy to pick up a New Zealand SIM card and the main networks are Two Degrees, Vodafone NZ, Telecom and Skinny.

Useful Numbers National directory International directory National tolls International tolls

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Postal Services Auckland City Post Shop 23 Customs Street. Open Monday to Friday 8am-5.30pm, Saturday 10am-2pm. NZ Post & Post Restante Wellesley Street West. Open Monday to Friday 8am-5pm. Not open Saturday.

Public Transport & Rentals – refer pages 56-58 Auckland’s key transport hub is the Britomart Transport Centre, on the corner of Queen Street and Quay Street, near the ferry building. For bus, train and ferry information contact Maxx, phone 366 6400 or visit www.maxx.co.nz

Visitor Information Airport Info Centres – Auckland International Airport. International Terminal i-SITE Visitor Centre, Arrivals Lounge, International Terminal Auckland. Phone 0800 Auckland. Domestic Terminal i-SITE Visitor Centre, Air NZ Domestic Terminal. Phone 0800 Auckland. The Jasons Visitor Information Centre, Motorway Service Centre, State Highway 1, Bombay. Phone 09 236 0670. Princes Wharf i-SITE Visitor Centre – Viaduct Basin. 137 Quay Street, Downtown Auckland. Phone 307 0615. SKYCITY i-SITE Visitor Centre – SKYCITY Auckland. Cnr Victoria and Federal Streets. Phone 363 7182.

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