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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...

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...

Auckland Adventure Jet: Auckland’s first jet boat

Auckland Adventure Jet: Auckland’s first jet boat February 6, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
I’ll admit it. Although I live in the adventure capital of the world. I am a big chicken. You will not find me jumping off anything with an elastic band around my ankles nor going up in a plane without remaining firmly planted inside the cabin, but there are some things that I am in two minds...

Hyundai Pro Longboard Tour at Piha Beach

Hyundai Pro Longboard Tour at Piha Beach January 5, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Calling all longboarders! The Hyundai Pro Longboarding Tour is coming to Piha beach. Besides high-level surfers from around New Zealand, there are also some Aussie entrants getting involved in what is set to be a very exciting competition. Bring the family out to this fun event to watch the surfers...

2011 ASB Classic Women’s Tennis Tournament

2011 ASB Classic Women’s Tennis Tournament December 30, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The ASB Classic has slowly grown from its beginnings in 1986 to the worldwide event it is today. We’re pretty proud of that down here in little ol’ New Zealand.  This year the excitement is all about Maria Sharapova joining in the play. It was all over TV news that her plane has landed...

Coca Cola Christmas in the Park

Coca Cola Christmas in the Park December 10, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Grab your blanket and favourite picnic foods because Saturday night is New Zealand’s largest outdoor Christmas concert. The event is very popular and fun for families, groups of backpacker mates, or couples wanting to smootch in the dark (although privacy is another issue). The usual procedure...

Auckland Bus Fundraiser for Pike River Miner’s Relief Fund Trust 8 December

December 7, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
In case you haven’t heard, New Zealand has suffered a major loss recently during the Pike River mining tragedy . If you are travelling in Auckland tomorrow, the local bus service is donating all cash fares to the Pike River Miner’s Relief Fund Trust. Often visitors buy one day passes for...

Earth From Above: Yann Arthus-Bertrand Photography

Earth From Above: Yann Arthus-Bertrand Photography December 4, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There a wonderful exhibition going on in Aotea Square at the moment. Taking advantage of the good weather, you can walk around the 100 amazing shots by Yann Arthus-Bertrand entitled “Earth From Above”. The exhibition has a green message which becomes apparent as soon as you start looking...

Top 5 Reasons to Spend Christmas and New Year’s in Auckland

Top 5 Reasons to Spend Christmas and New Year’s in Auckland November 30, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
You don’t really need this list, do you? You do? Well, OK then. Here are the top five reasons you really should be in Auckland for the holiday season. #5 Barbecues on the beach- Forget hours spent in a crowded kitchen cooking turkey and get thyself down to the beach. Wouldn’t you much rather...