Monthly Archives: November 2013

What’s up for the weekend? Waiheke Island!

What’s up for the weekend? INTERNeX goes Waiheke Island! Paradise Island, gorgeous beaches and hopefully Sun! Indeed, with capital S, because what’s Waiheke Island without the sun?

We are going to stay in a hostel called Kina Backpackers. Cool hostel in Onetangi close to the beach and different bars. Jump on a ferry at the harbor of Auckland and arrive after a 45 minute ferry cruise on this beautiful Island. Schedule? Check: http://www.fullers.co.nz.

So, you arrived? What’s next?

Waiheke Island is famous about the wine tastings tours. You visit different vineyards and taste a lot of different wines in amazing surroundings.
* Have a look for bookings at www.bookme.co.nz and if you are lucky it will be around $50 dollars. Normally $99NZ dollars.

Looking for some for adventure? Go Zipping! Glide from different cableways down when you are in the middle of nice nature. This adventure starts from the Visitors Centre, which is close to the ferry building.
*This EcoZip experience is about $99 NZ dollars. Phone: 09 372 5646

Into Art? Waiheke Islands offers something for everyone. Walk and watch nice art, then the Connels Bay, sculpture park is definitely something for you. The path will lead you trough nice arts statues and sculptures, with nice views everywhere.
*Student? For you $25NZD, otherwise $30NZD.

Discover the Island by yourself?
Rent a scooter if you are over 21 and cross over the whole Island to see by yourself what this paradise offers you. Stop at nice beaches, go up the hills to have the best views over Rangitoto and Auckland.
*Scooter renting from $15NZD per hour, which has a minimum of 2 hours renting. Minimum age: 21. Phone: 09 37 28 998
* Too young for a scooter? Be sportive and rent a bike! Close to Waiheke Visitors Info Centre in Oneroa you can rent bikes. Burn calories and relax under a palm tree. Phone: 09 37 27 937

A few recommendations, which you could do on Waiheke Island!

Have a nice weekend!

Cheers,

Lies & Luus

 

 

 

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Dance Classes in Auckland

My name is Ellena and I am here assisting at INTERNeX for the day. I love dancing and have found out a bit of info about dance classes in Auckland.

Dance Classes in Auckland

Are you interested in taking dance classes while in Auckland?

City Dance, located on Queen Street (above McDonalds), offers a range of assorted dance styles for you to enjoy! With beginner to advanced levels you will be able to fit in well. You are welcome to visit and watch a class if you would like to know a little bit more about it. Make sure to arrive at reception at least 10 minutes early so that you can register and your payment can be made. City Dance runs on a casual basis that means you can start when you are ready!

There are many other dance schools in Auckland but City Dance is placed in a great location and the casual lessons make it easy for you to join!

Here’s a list of the prices:

CASUAL LESSONS
$16.00 – Adult per one hour class
$14.00 – Student/Beneficiary per one hour class

6-MONTH CONCESSION CARD
$140.00 – Adult 
$120.00 – Student/Beneficiary

Valid for any 10-classes on the recreational timetable

This card expires six months from date of purchase

3-MONTH CONCESSION CARD

$130.00 – Adult

$110.00 – Student/Beneficiary

Valid for any 10-classes on the recreational timetable

This card expires 3 months from date of purchase

6-WEEK CONCESSION CARD

$75.00 – Adult

$65.00 – Student/Beneficiary

Valid for any 5 classes on the recreational class timetable

This card expires 6 weeks from date of purchase.

Contact details:

Ph: +64 9 379 9944

Email: info@citydance.co.nz

 

Auckland in top 10 best Travel Cities

Did you know that Auckland belong to the top ten best Travel Cities in the entire world? The City of Sails has a lot to offer. Beside the fact of the nice view from the Harbour Bridge over the sea with many sailboats and the nice Skyline is Auckland overloaded with cuisine, culture and stunning landscapes. This city is the most cosmopolitan city of New Zealand. Be fancy in Ponsoby, be culinary in Auckland City, cultural in Newmarket, sunburned in Mission Bay and natural in Mount Eden. Auckland has it all. Watch Auckland from the water, when you are on a ferry to Devonport, Rangitoto Island or Waiheke Island. Or see it upside down when you hang on a rope, during your Harbour Bridge Bungeejump or the famous Skyjump from the Skytower, an important sightsee of Auckland.

Another nice fact about Auckland is that it belongs to the top ten best hiking cities in the entire world. You can walk from coast to coast and never leave the city. Pretty cool!

The walk is just 16 kilometer and you walk from the one salt ocean to the other: the Pacific Ocean to the Tasman Sea. So you could jump in the high waves of the Tasman Sea and relax 16 kilometer further at the Pacific Ocean with a nice and cool beer, which you really deserve after a long walk.

Start at the Harbour Bridge, walk through the city, through different suburbs, which are very different from each other and nice to see ones. Walk beside 5 different ancient volcanos, where Auckland is known for and definitely a must see when you are in spend days in Auckland.

Auckland by night

Furthermore in Vancouver, where the other INTERNeX office is located, belongs also to the Lonely Planet top ten best travel cities of the whole world.  The big-city-look and small-town-vibe from the moment you arrive bored nobody. Welcome in the city with the most expensive views, where people love to run, bike swim, ski and play. You can see the best of Vancouver if you stray off the 22 kilometer Seawalk, which also belong in the top ten best hiking cities. Awesome Skylines and the trail continues around False Creek and the trendy Granville Island, before… you end at Kitsilano Beach to watch the perfect sunset.

Stunning views

Nice walks, explore new cities, discover new countries. INTERNeX International Exchange.

Horse jump show!

Hi!

How was your weekend? You went out of town visit nice New Zealand nature or… went off your farm to help at a horse jumping show? A part of the INTERNeX team went this weekend to a horse jumping show to watch a few Farmstay interns who had to work on the horse jumping show. That was fun!

If you are really into horses, this is definitely something for you! This show was 3 days and you stay at the event, sleeping in the trailer. During the day you help to get the horses prepared for the game and help your farmer with the preparations of the jumping show. In the evening you have a few drinks with other people who are at the game. So acctually the whole weekend you work with the horses. 🙂

We went for a day to the jump show near Cambridge to visit the Farmstay interns and it was great to see what the program also contains. It’s not that you only have to work on the farm. These shows are awesome to work on and you have to take care of the horses.

You like horses, farmlife and work outside? Check out our Farmstay program and see what it has to offer for you!

Cheers,

Lies & Luus