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Where to Rent Skiing Gear in Auckland

Where to Rent Skiing Gear in Auckland May 28, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
With freshly powdered volcanoes only a few hours’ drive away, some people prefer to organise their ski and snowboard rental here in Auckland before setting off. To maximise your time on the slopes, this is a great idea. But, where to go? Presumably you will be hiring a car to get down to Tongariro....

Not to miss things about Auckland

Not to miss things about Auckland May 5, 2011 | Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
  Dear Visitor to Auckland, It’s your friendly Auckland Local Expert here. I’ve written quite a bit about things to do in Auckland over the past year and I wanted to make sure that you haven’t missed anything good. Like if you are planning on visiting Auckland and you’ve...

The Low-down on New Zealand Internet

The Low-down on New Zealand Internet April 27, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
I had a press release in my inbox this morning announcing that The Langham Hotel, one of the nicest hotels in Auckland, has now upgraded their Wi-fi and is available throughout the conference areas. As a celebration, they are offering free Wi-fi with all booking up to the 31st of August 2011. Janine...

Auckland Aparthotels: An alternative to the hotel room

Auckland Aparthotels: An alternative to the hotel room April 7, 2011 | Hotels, Travel Tips | Read More
I recently had my parents-in- law visiting and they wanted to be in the city, but were looking for a little more room than you’d usually get in a hotel because they were staying for quite a while. Plus, after travelling round Australia and New Zealand in cars and carrying food, plates and cutlery,...

Brunch: A New Zealand Favourite

Brunch: A New Zealand Favourite March 23, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
So, it’s a Saturday or Sunday morning and there is nobody on the road. Where do you think Kiwis are? Sleeping off a hangover…maybe. Jogging down the side of Tamaki Drive…possibly. I’m not sure of the actual numbers but I would wager that a very large percentage are in cafes across...

5 Things to Love About Auckland

5 Things to Love About Auckland March 22, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
This week, as your friendly Local Expert here at NileGuide, I am supporting Blog4NZ to remind people of just how awesome New Zealand is and why you should head on down here. Here are 5 things to love about Auckland to get you started. Volcanoes Auckland’s landscape is dotted with them, most...

Finding the Right Beach in Auckland

Finding the Right Beach in Auckland March 17, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Beaches are beaches, right? While it’s true you could have a great time at just about any of Auckland’s beaches as long as it’s not raining, you may be looking for something specific. As a general guideline, beaches closer to the city are generally calmer, and those out west are generally...

Stuff to Do With Kids in Auckland

Stuff to Do With Kids in Auckland March 10, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The little tykes may not be tall enough to qualify for a bungy jump yet, but there are still plenty of ways children can enjoy their time in Auckland. Kiwis love their kids as much as the next nation and I’d have to say that New Zealand is pretty child-friendly as countries go. Most cafes and...

New Zealand is Still Open for Business

New Zealand is Still Open for Business March 4, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
There has been some concern by those in the tourism industry that people will stop coming to New Zealand in the wake of the recent tragic events in Christchurch. Even Phil Koeghan, a Kiwi and host of the popular Amazing Race series, has been saying that he will try to get the producers to do another...

Get Out West!

February 26, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The Waitakere Ranges, Auckland, New Zealand by Marie Szamborski Auckland is not just a city, you know. We love our urban environment, but have you seen our green areas as well? Have you seen our beachy areas? Have you seen our hills? No? Well, get thyself out west while you are staying in Auckland and...
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