Check out this picture of the view from one of the farms on our Farmstay program!
Wynyard Quarter is a popular destination for Aucklanders and tourists alike. Located on Auckland’s waterfront, there are plenty of things to see and do including various artworks such as the flooded mirror and sounds of sea, Silo park, the Auckland dockline tram, karanga plaza, the Waterfront QR code journey and plenty of cool places to eat.
“The Flooded Mirror” is a sound installation, which tells the story of the link between the sea, geology, and humans. The artist (Rachel Shearer) has created sounds inspired by mineral structures. The sounds act as metaphor for the processes that affect the land formation, geological strata, culture and communities.
“Sounds of the Sea” is an artwork based on the ventilation funnels and speaking tubes, which were used on ships.
Silo Park is a special place on the edge of the water. This park is located between Jellicoe and Beaumont Street. A Silo is a large structure used for storing bulk materials. This park, which is built around the old Silos, offers views across to Westhaven Marina and the Auckland Harbour Bridge. During summer, night markets and the Silo Cinemas are held every Friday. On Saturday afternoons Silo sessions feature the latest in up and coming musical talent.
Another cool feature of Wynyard Quarter is Karanga Plaza. This area is a large open space featuring art, seating and steps down to the water’s edge. It’s a great place to sit and relax.
The Auckland Dockline Tram: 55 years after they were last seen on Auckland streets, Trams have returned to the city! The Auckland dockline tram is a beautifully restored 1920s heritage tram. A 15-minute tramway circuit loops around Halsey, Gaunt, Daldy and Jellicoe Streets, operating between 10am and 4.30pm daily. For more information visit the Auckland Tram website.
At Wynyard Quarter there is also a public piano available so if you feel like playing a few tunes the piano is there for your enjoyment.
The Waterfront QR code Journey: QR codes are special bar codes that can be recognized by smart phones, you may have seen them around on posters, in magazines or on advertisements. Along the journey from Queens Wharf to Silo Park there are blue posters with QR codes on them. If you scan these codes with your Smart Phone you will be taken to a video about the particular feature where the poster is located.
Wynyard Quarter is a great place for tourists to check out some of Auckland’s funky places to hang out. Definitely worth a visit, hopefully we’ll have some good weather this weekend 🙂
Hi everyone, here is the first article of the weekly series of « Casual Friday » where you will have the smell of the weekend coming.
So for the first article, I’m going to write about what is my passion and what coincides with the actuality : Rugby !
You may have heard or seen it but next week is the return of the Super 15 which is the second-best rugby championship in the world (people here will tell you it is the best, but in France we pride ourselves to think ours is the best…). Anyway you can’t miss that, even more if you missed the World Cup…
The Super 15 is the combination of 15 teams from 3 countries (South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, 5 teams for every country), and the local representatives are the Auckland Blues.
So with tickets going from 20$ it is the perfect occasion to discover and understand live the complicated rules of the best sport in the whole world (ok I may be over-enthusiast but trust me, it is an awesome sport…) !
The first game of the season is gonna be next Friday at 7 :30PM at Eden Park and is surely going to be one of the best games of the season with the Blues battling against the Canterbury Crusaders, their biggest rivals. Basically, half of the All Blacks team is going to be on the pitch and as the stadium will not be over-crowded, you have great chances to approach the players at the end of the game !
Here is the link to buy a ticket : http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/Blues-tickets/artist/1090488?tm_link=tm_sports_f1
Have a great weekend, Robin.
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