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New Zealand

Exploring Mount Eden (Maungawhau) in Auckland

by Zhiqiang & TingyiDecember 16, 2013
Auckland Mount Eden

No trip to Auckland would be complete without a visit to Mount Eden – one of Auckland’s highest natural point (the SkyCity SkyTower is of course much higher). The views from the peak are absolutely breathtaking – on a clear day you can see for miles in all directions (Waiheke island, One Tree Hill and [...]

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New Zealand Auckland Souvenirs: Manuka Honey, Kiwi Chocolate

by Zhiqiang & TingyiJune 11, 2011
Manuka Honey

Manuka Honey is perhaps one of Auckland (or New Zealand)’s most famous tourism exports. Not surprisingly, we found Manuka Honey sold in various forms in all souvenir shops and even stores dedicated to just the sale of Manuka Honey in Auckland. Manuka Honey is derived from the nectar of the manuka tree (leptospermum scoparium) which [...]

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Ultimate Auckland Experience with Explore NZ – Whale & Dolphin Safari

by Zhiqiang & TingyiMay 7, 2011
Dolphin and Whale Safari Auckland

Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf area is one of the world’s most biologically and geographically diverse maritime national park. Over 25 of the 37 southern hemisphere marine mammals have been identified in this marine park, making up almost a third of the world’s population of species! Explore NZ’s Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari cruise [...]

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Food Exploration Around Auckland – Elliot Stables and the Foodstore

by Zhiqiang & TingyiApril 28, 2011
Auckland Foodstore Elliot Stables

Feeling hungry after SkyJumping 190 metres from the Sky Tower, the Elliot Stables which is just a 6 minutes walk from the Auckland SkyCity Grand Hotel, is a great place to enjoy different types of food e.g. crepes, pasta, sausages and even sushi all under one roof. This is the equivalent of a Singapore food [...]

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Wine and Dine at Cable Bay Vineyards Waiheke Island

by Zhiqiang & TingyiApril 26, 2011
Cable Bay Vineyards

Cable Bay Vineyards’ award winning Restaurant and Wine Bar on Waiheke Island have an enviable reputation for great food and wine with an unrelenting focus on quality. Besides the ala carte menu which offers a wide selection of food with wine and cheese, guests can also order from Cable Bay Vineyard Chef’s Selection Menu (Main [...]

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Wine Tasting and Olive Oil Shopping at Waiheke Island

by Zhiqiang & TingyiApril 23, 2011
Alpaca Waiheke Island

After arriving at Waiheke Island on a helicopter and lunch at Cable Bay Vineyards, we were whisked away for a half day half day tour of Waiheke Island with Waiheke Executive Transport. Waiheke Executive Transport specialises in Wine and Art tours as well as transport around Waiheke Island. If you are looking for taxi or [...]

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Travel in Style with Helilink Helicopter Flight to Waiheke Island

by Zhiqiang & TingyiApril 20, 2011
Helilink Helicopter Ride Auckland

Waiheke Island is considered by many, including Aucklanders, to be the most magical part of the Auckland experience – its beautiful beaches and native forest reserves harmonise diligently with cafes, vineyards and art studios. This island is perfect for a day’s shopping and wine tasting or just for the more adventurous ones, mountain biking, horse [...]

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Climb Up or Jump Off Auckland Bridge with AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand

by Zhiqiang & TingyiApril 9, 2011
Auckland Bridge Climb Bungy

After attempting the SkyWalk at 194 metres above ground, the next challenge we took on was the Auckland Harbor Bridge Climb (highest point is just 43.27 m above high water). This is a 1.5-hour guided tour of the Auckland Bridge where we got to climb under, around, up and over the bridge – at times [...]

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SkyWalking 194 Metres Above Ground Around the Sky Tower

by Zhiqiang & TingyiApril 7, 2011
Auckland SkyWalk SkyJump Sky Tower

If you have to choose between 2 options: – SkyWalk: Walk at a slow pace on a 1.2 metre-wide walkway around the Sky Tower – 192 metres off the ground with no handrails and nothing but air on either side of you (for about 20 minutes) or – SkyJump: Jump off the Sky Tower 192 [...]

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Auckland SkyCity Grand Hotel

by Zhiqiang & TingyiApril 3, 2011
SkyCity Grand Hotel Auckland

Centrally located in the heart of Auckland City, the SkyCity Grand Hotel is a 5 star masterpiece of contemporary elegance and style. The Grand Hotel’s 316 guest rooms are luxurious and comfortable, and for those wanting to relax, the sublime East Day Spa and award-winning cuisine by Peter Gordon will do just that. Be it [...]

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