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Flying Kiwi – Discover New Zealand in a different way

A couple of weeks ago we booked for the first time someone on the Flying Kiwi bus. This awesome company arranges tours through whole New Zealand in a sporting and adventurous way. Instead of hostels you stay in camp grounds and can camp or stay in the camp lodges. Also, you can rent a bike for the whole trip and then if you want to bike for a few hours along some special parts of the country you can and if you get too tired you can just get back on the bus. 25 years ago Flying Kiwi started with arranging bike tours to show some different sides of New Zealand and with so many beautiful parts of New Zealand to see by bike they now have the whole country covered. It’s a pretty special way to see the country.

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Some Flying Kiwi facts:

  • Flying Kiwi travels with a group and let you enjoy unique activities and show you stunning landscapes. You bike with a group, which means that you meet new people who like to enjoy New Zealand on a sportive way as well.
  • Flying Kiwi has a license to enable more national parks. They can show you more special places, than other tour operators.
  • They let you experience some real traditional New Zealand culture.
  • You can walk a secret glow-worm walk at night
  • They know a pool in the rain forest, swimming time!
  • You sleep in a tent and they have campsites in the middle of the nature. That means, campfires and spectacular sunsets
  • Flying Kiwi provide all the food, so you don’t have to take care of that.

You can check out www.flyingkiwi.com for all the tours. You always get 5% discount, on the lowest internet price, if you book though INTERNeX. For questions and bookings mail to pr@internexnewzealand.com to book your adventurous tour.

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Summer’s back, the boards are out !

Aloha,

Summer is back and even if those last two days have been rainy, it’s already the return of the surfing season !

And surfing in New Zealand is definitely a must-do. Apart from telling to your friends and family that Keanu Reeves in Point Break is now an amateur compared to you it’s a super experience that everybody enjoyed last year, in one of the best spots of New Zealand : Raglan.

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Usually at 299$, the price dropped to 289$ for a student special price, including : the transfer to Raglan and back to Auckland, one night accommodation in a dorm share, a BBQ dinner, a continental breakfast, and of course the surf lessons with the wetsuit and the board hire.

As there are currently quite a lot of interns in Auckland, we would like to try to have you altogether on this surf weekend. So let us know if you would like to take the wave and if the weekend of the 19th of November suits you. Of course you can do the surftrip any other weekend as well and you’ll meet lots of great people on the bus anyway.

Most of you have never surfed, me included, and so don’t worry to be apart,  and even if you are not going into 4 meters high water tubes, you can still expect to have really good sensations.

If you want more infos, don’t hesitate to drop us a mail at pr@internexnewzealand.com.

Cheers, Robin

P.S : I think you have heard about the oil slick that is happening right now off Tauranga coasts and which is really a huge environmental disaster for the country, with no doubt the worst in its history. Raglan is not concerned by it so no problem for the surf weekend, but if you want to help I will keep you informed soon on this blog and on facebook for the volunteer options.

PR-Department, INTERNeX New Zealand.

Goobye New Zealand

Hey everyone…I wanna say thank you and goodbye for a really great time in New Zealand and at INTERNeX.

 

I had the possibility to learn a lot about working in another country under new circumstances and also found a lot of new friends due to my workplace. I loved the possibilty to implemet my own ideas and help to set up a new business. I am also really proud to develop and establish our Traveldesk and the Pubnight and I am sure Robin, our new intern will go on with it really good.

I wish you all a great time like me in New Zealand, enjoy your stay and don’t forget to travel! This is the best way to get familiar with this country. I know what I am talking about…;-)

 

My time in New Zealand wouldn’t be the same, if I hadn’t worked at INTERNeX.

 

So thanks to everyone making my stay here to an unforgettable experience. INTERNeX will keep on to do the same for you.

 

Goodbye, Caroline

Keep on travelling!

Hey guys,

The winter is slowly passing by and every body is still working hard for some travel time. If that sounds like you be lucky, cause you’re doing right! Most travel companies have good winter deals and if you wanna travel in a comfortable way with a lot of cool people think about the Stray Passes. They are on Sale now as well, so check it out.

Find the right  Pass at http://www.straytravel.com/ or come to the NTERNeX office for help.

You save 40%  with all Passes over $700. And if your stay is over soon and you have to travel now you can additionally grab the 2 for 1 Activity deal. Just bear in mind that this amazing pass prices are just valid until August 15th, 2011 and the 2 for 1 deal until 31st August.

MAX  $745
MAXIMUS  $948
SHORT MAXIMUS  $777
SHORT MAX $687
MOE  $753
SHORT MOE  $582
BRET $768
SHORT BRET $597
DAVE  $642
SHORT DAVE  $471
ARTHUR  $612
SHORT ARTHUR  $441
Q  $477
RON $564
SHORT RON  $534

 

 

If you have any questions contact me for more information. And we will help you to have an unforgettable stay in New Zealand!

Have a great weekend!

Cheers, Caro

PR-Department INTERNeX

The first INTERNeX New Zealand Trip

Hey everybody!

The week started again. Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend like me!

Because this time two of our current INTERNeX Candidates joined the weekend trip. Robert, who is doing an internship and Marielle who will work in the Hospitality and Tourism industry.

Together we were five of us, sharing a car. After picking this up on saturday morning we started and made the first stop in Paeroa, where the famous New Zealand drink L&P is produced. Stopped there for a drink and a short Foto-Shooting in front of the huge bottle.

Afterwards we followed the tip of one fellow and made a short side trip to Karangahake Gorge, where we visited a closed down waterworks. For the afternoon we planned to do the tour through Hobbiton and see the filmset of the Lord of the Rings.

It was really impressive to hear on site which filmactions took place right under your feet. Its unblievale to imagine how many people must have been there to get the film done.  It’s definitely worth to visit that place, also if you are no fan of the films.

We continued the journey to Tauranga & Mt. Maunganui through the lovely landscape with wonderful sunshine and had some trouble with the reverse gear at the toll station, but nothing serious happended….Puhhh!

Despite the inaction, we felt after our dinner in the hostel everyone went out for a walk afterwards through the small surfer city Mt. Maunganui. There was nothing really going on but we had fun when we tried to find the way to the beach.

After a good sleep in our “own” room in the hostel, we got up really early to climb the Mt. Maunganui, but this was harder than we expected. Perspiring and out of breath we arrived at the peak where we ate our breakfast and did some amazing pictures of the sourrounding landescape. Absolutely beautiful!

The way down was much faster because of the upcoming main adventure of the weekend. The Rafting on the Kaitaia River. After some trouble to find the starting point for the tour and to book the right trip, we had enough time to go back to the city for some lunch and food shopping.

While we were waiting for our tour operators we had a much fun and the atmoshere was getting better and better in anticiption of the rafting. After half an hour we made it into the waterresistent clothes and jumped into the bus on the way to the river. We carried the Raft down to the river and went into the water. Thanks to the funny guides we had, the whole raft was such a wonderful experience. Ways to short and lots of laughing and action. We raftet down a 6 m waterfall and did some “surfing” with the raft, where one of our girls got completly wet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On our way back to the base we couldn’t stop laughing cause of all the adrenalin. And even there we had a great time waiting for our pictures and having some After-Raft-Muffins…;-) All the others where wondering about so funny germans. Around 6:00 in the evening we started our way back to Auckland after a really amazing weekend. Thanks to all of you, making this weekend to one of the best here in New Zealand. If we could transfer this good mood to the next PuB NiGHT would be awesome guys.

Thanks for this and hope to see you soon. If you guys wanna join one of our weekendtrips or need some help with activities and travelling for your stay here just send a mail to pr@internexnewzealand.com

And for more pictures check out http://www.flickr.com/photos/42564157@N06/

Have a nice week!

Cheers, Caro

PR-Department INTERNeX

Travelling in a Campervan

Hey all!

This weekend – I know it sounds crazy- but I have been out of Auckland again…:-)

It was really adventuresome this time, because I joined two friends of mine, who started their big trip through New Zealand in a Campervan!

So I got the unique chance to overnight at a wonderful place in Taupo for free.

We started the trip Friday midday in Auckland and first drove to Waitomo, where the friends of mine explored the Waitomo Caves via Blackwater Rafting and I visited the Waitomo Discovery Centre to learn about the formation of the Caves and the history of their exploration.

After that we planned to do the Tongariro Crossing the next day, but because of the weather it was impossible, so we had to think about a new plan.

We decided to spent the night in Taupo, because its a big city with a huge range of activities. So we drove through the night and it was so much fun, exploring the country with the Campervan. After shopping some food for dinner we found a really nice place at Acacia Bay, where we enjoyed some pasta and a wine for dinner. Ever tried to cook in a 4 square metre kitchen-living, and sleeping room? A real chaos with three girls but also much fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next day we woke up really late, due to the sleeping comfort of the Campervan. It took us 3 hours to get ready! Because of the ongoing rain we decided to spend the next hours at the AC Bath in Taupo (http://taupovenues.co.nz/ac-baths/home/) with 35 degree warm water and a sauna. The best thing you can do at a rainy day!

At the Friendscafé at the promenade of famous Lake Taupo we had coffee, pie and a nice chat with the waiter before I said goodbye to the girls. They continued their trip to Palmerston North. Safe travel for them!

 

I spent the night in a lovely hostel (http://www.blackcurrantbp.co.nz/), where I met a girl from a city in Germany, where I used to live for three years. Crazy little world…;-)

After a good night I travelled back to Auckland by bus on Sunday and enjoyed again the beautiful landscape of New Zealand.

So hope you guys are getting some new ideas for travelling now cause this is what you should definitely do here.

Hope to hear from your experiences.

Cheers, Caro

New Intern at INTERNeX New Zealand

Hi to everyone,

 
it´s me, Caroline from Germany. I arrived on the March, 9th and joined the INTERNeX-team last Monday. I am also doing an internship in the field of PR, Marketing and Administration.

Normally I used to live in Magdeburg, where I study Journalism/Media Management and working part-time in a tax-advisers-office. I really like my studies and beside this I am always interested in some action like having parties or going out but also quiet activities like music, nature and relaxing. For the first days I was living at a nice hostel in the district Ponsonby but now I found a cosy room in a nice house, also in Ponsonby.

 
Through the internship at INTERNeX I hope I can use the independent working for implementing some good ideas. I also hope I can help you with all requests. Additionally I want to enjoy the working life in New Zealand and of course the free time. I love travelling, exploring new things and meeting people. So I hope to get to know you soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings, Caroline