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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!


Lies & Luus




Picture of the Week.

Hi everyone, it’s the return of the Picture of the Week with a photo that illustrates a fundamental rule with the sheeps here in New Zealand, you can notice too that they say nothing about the cow just above…

The picture has been taken on Waiheke island just before I assisted in a sheep shearing which was awesome.

Don’t hesitate to send us your pictures, either they are beautiful, funny, strange or whatever you find cool and the chosen one will be offered a beer or a glass of wine at the next Pub Night !

Waiheke island prescription : Picture of the Week

PuB NiGHT 3.0-Review & Easter-Jazz on Waiheke Island

Last night we had the third Pubnight with some new INTERNeX people and some local kiwis as well which made it a much more international experience.

The special action this week was the Bingo game in the cassette number nine, where we all tried to win one of the hot prizes, like a bottle of Southern Comfort or a meat pack, but unfortunately the luck wasn’t with us last night.

After the Bingo game we tried our luck to get some cheap drinks at the Provedore and the hard core from the first night went on to the globe bar where we met a lot of crazy students wearing costumes for a special party. The boys had a lot of fun with some girls dressed as sexy police officers…:-)

Thanks to all joining the pubnight and hope to see you in two weeks for the next pubnight.

And for all you guys don’t have any plans for the long Easter weekend, here is the ultimate tip:

Visit the Waiheke Jazz Festival on Waiheke Island. This is the best way to combine a visit on this beautiful island with a special music festival. The yearly Waiheke Island International Jazz Festival delivers an entertainment program with venues open all across Waiheke. So if you haven’t been there this is a great chance to go. Friday and Saturday look like they will have the best weather.

The first concerts start around midday but there are also some evening concerts and of course late night entertainment at the Supper Club at the Waiheke Island Resort.

There are several ticket possibilities. So you can grab a JAZZABOUT DAY PASS ($49) for either Friday, Saturday or Sunday or you choose the JAZZABOUT WEEKEND DAY PASS ($120) and enjoy full 3 days of jazz.

If you’re only looking for an activity on Sunday evening you can go to the GRAND FINALE CONCERT at the Bay (Matiatia) which is where the ferry lands on Waiheke from 6 – 9pm. The tickets can be bought in front of the door for only $25.

For more information check out: http://www.waihekejazzfestival.co.nz/

Enjoy a wonderful Easter weekend whatever you do!


Caro & Paul