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What to do on sunday?

What to do on Sunday?

Sunday could be a day, that you lie all day in bed, watch some movies, eat a lot of chocolate, drink you hangover away with more beer, but noooooo that will be not this Sunday.

This Sunday we will go with a group of INTERNeX to Mission Bay, just 15 minutes with the buss from Auckland. That means it only cost $4 dollars to come there.  You have some beautiful beaches over there, some cool hiking trips and more and more and more.

It does depends on the wetter what we will do there, but you also have there a lot of restaurants, pubs and some inside activities, like sea life.

It will be fun if you join us!

If you would like to come, leave a message on the facebook or send a message to luus (+642108395428)  and we will keep you up to date

See you Sunday!

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INTERNeX New Zealand: Bastion Point Walk.

For those of you who are living in Auckland or those who have a couple of days to spend here before moving to a farm/hospitality placement, the Bastion Point walk is a great (free) thing to do. Bastion point is located near Mission Bay, a very popular area with restaurants and a great beach.

You can start this walk at Selwyn Domain in Mission Bay, and then head along the beach and cross the Millennium Bridge. Walk along the waterfront, past Bastion Point to Hapimana Street. Follow the road up to the Savage memorial and check out the view to the water and the city. There are some formal gardens, a pond and the grave and memorial to Michael Joseph Savage (the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand). Then, return back down the hill towards Mission Bay. The walk is around 2 kilometers long and is open from 6.30am to 9pm.

Bastion Point

Beaches in Auckland

Hi everyone, I hope you had a great Christmas and that the new year begins well for you. I came back from holiday so I’ll be more active on the blog than the last weeks.

Unfortunately I can’t organise a Pub Night this week because I won’t be there again but next week you can reserve your Thursday night.

After those last weeks of rain and storm it seems that finally the real summer’s here so it’s time to discover the best beaches in Auckland and in the near areas.

Be aware of the tides on http://www.metservice.com/marine/tides/auckland

North Shore

Takapuna Beach
Takapuna is a very popular beach close to the business area with good parking and a large boat ramp. There are toilets and a changing block, as well as a picnic area. On a clear day enjoy great views of the volcanic island of Rangitoto and other Hauraki Gulf islands.

Milford Beach
Milford Beach is a popular family beach with a large grassed area and areas for beach volleyball. It has a children’s playground and a toilet block. It is also home to a marina, sea scouts and the Milford Cruising Club. There is a boat ramp and parking off Milford Road.

Thorne Bay

Thorne Bay is a spot favored by young people and is situated between Takapuna Beach and Milford Beach. It is only accessible by foot.

Source : http://www.northshorecity.govt.nz/

 

Auckland City

Mission Bay – Kohimarama – St Heliers

Situated East of Auckland those beaches are also at the proximity of shops and cafés, the beaches are shorter than in Takapuna but very popular as well.

Pt. Chevalier

Point Chevalier Beach is one of the best beaches on the Waitemata Harbour, and certainly the best west of the city. The beach is well sanded and offers good swimming near high tide.

 

Out of Auckland

Piha Beach

Piha is one of, if not the most famous beach in New Zealand. It is reknowned for its superb scenic beauty and its surf, all just 40 minutes drive from Auckland CBD. Piha has black iron sand swept up the coast from the entrance to the Waikato River, the sand produced by the eruption of Taupo eons ago.

 

 

Need a refreshment?

You know New Zealand is the country of the craziest activities in the world. But they are really expensive as well.

So I have something crazy for you which is completely for free. On Sunday, the 21st of August there is the annual Winter Splash in Mission Bay.

At this event you can jump into the icy water of the Bay in the middle of winter! And if you’re dressing in costumes you have the chance to get in the draw for some prizes. This year the theme is circus. So get creative and do some really crazy stuff.

Thats to crazy for you? And you are more the quite person, just go there and get entertained by all the participants.

There will be also some street performers and other entertainment prior to “the big splash”.

For more information check: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/OurAuckland/Events/Pages/wintersplash2011.aspx

What? Winter Splash

When? 21 August, 10am-1pm

Where? Selwyn Reserve, Mission Bay

Admission? Free

Have a fun weekend!

Cheers, Caro

PR-Department INTERNeX