This week’s photo of the week is of the Wharf Building in Paihia. Paihia is located around 4 hours north of Auckland and is known as the “Jewel of the Bay of Islands”. It is a beautiful place to visit with plenty to do including dolphin tours and the opportunity to swim with dolphins, visiting the historic site where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, taking the ferry to Russell, visiting the scenic Haruru Falls, Kayaking, Fishing and much more. If you’re visiting Paihia be sure to stay with our friends at the Pipi Patch Base Backpackers Paihia 🙂
1010 Beer Festival
Waitangi Day is coming up on Wednesday February 6th. This is a day when Kiwis commemorate the first signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (New Zealand’s founding document). There are several things happening around the country including the 1010 Beer Festival. Sample their range of beer for $2 per 100ml. Head along to Sale Street from 2pm on February 6th, 7 Sale Street Auckland CBD for a true kiwi style celebration of our national day.
Summer of Sculpture
This February Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter is being transformed into a sculpture park displaying work from a wide range of local artists. This display will be running from February 1st until March 14th.
The World’s Biggest Water Slide is an idea developed by a New Zealand Charity called Live More Awesome. Live More Awesome’s goal is to raise awareness about the problems associated with depression.
The World’s Biggest Water Slide aims to raise funds for this Charity. On the 23rd and 24th of February there will be a huge event in Helensville, 30 minutes north west of downtown Auckland.
There will be 3 slides:
Slide 1) THE WORLD’S BIGGEST WATERSLIDE: This slide is 650 meters long (That’s as long as two Auckland Skytowers!)
Slide 2) This slide is 90 meters long with a jump at the bottom
Slide 3) A Grandma slip and slide (60m long) on a gentle slope 🙂
Check out the “Live More Awesome” page for more information and to book tickets 🙂
It has been a while since our last blog post!! The team at INTERNeX hope you have had a great start to 2013 🙂
There are a few cool upcoming events in Auckland, especially with Auckland Anniversary Day (Public Holiday) coming up this Monday (28th).
Laneway Festival: Laneway festival will be held on Monday 28th January at Silo Park in Wynyard Quarter. This is a music festival featuring artists such as Bat for Lashes, Of Monsters and Men, Flume, Deer Park, A Place to Bury Strangers and many more. Tickets are available online for $134 including booking fee.
Round the Bays: The Ports of Auckland Round the Bays has been an annual event in Auckland since 1972. It has grown to become one of the world’s largest fun runs. The run will be held on March 10th 2013 at 9:30am so there is still plenty of time to start training 😉
This weekend the Auckland Seafood Festival will be held on Wynyard Quarter’s Halsey Wharf. This is a great celebration of some of New Zealand’s best Seafood, local beer and wine, Kiwi musicians and celebrity chefs. Tickets cost $20. Check out the website for more information
The Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta is on this weekend. It is free to view and is one of the world’s single biggest one day sailing regattas. Head down to Viaduct harbour on January 28th from 8:30am to check it out.