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Winter in New Zealand

Winter is definitely settling in here in NZ! Looking to plan a winter adventure, kiwi style? We’ve put together a list of reasons why NZ in winter is awesome:

  1. Less queues and no peak pricing: One of the great things about travelling New Zealand in winter is that it’s considered the ‘low season’, meaning you can check out some of the biggest tourist hotspots and avoid those crazy summer queues! Note: Avoid the school holidays if you can, as these tend to be busier times. https://www.govt.nz/browse/education/school-and-college/2016-school-holidays/
  1. Whale watching in Kaikoura: While sperm whales hang out in the Kaikoura coast all year round, come winter the humpback, pilot, blue and southern right whales stop by on their way from the Antarctic to the tropics! June to August is the best times to see them, plus with the added bonus of the beautiful snow capped mountain scenery.
  1. Hanmer Springs: Hanmer springs is located between Christchurch and Kaikoura, and is considered one of New Zealand’s best hot springs resorts. With picturesque scenery surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the famous thermal pools and spa (co.nz) are a beautiful place to relax.
  1. Queenstown: Know as the adventure capital of NZ, Queenstown is the perfect place for a winter adventure! With world class ski fields, beautiful scenery, bars, ski-touring and more, you’ll be sure to see some of the best winter scenery there is to offer.
  1. Baby Seals in Kaikoura!: The perfect spot for the animal lovers among us. There is a waterfall located 15 minutes north of Kaikoura (Ohau Waterfall Walk) which is filled with baby seals during the winter months 🙂
  1. For the snow sport lovers: NZ is home to 18 commercially operated ski fields. The three main regions that are popular among tourists are Mount Ruapehu (in the central North Island), the Southern Lakes (Queenstown and Wanaka in the South Island), and Mount Hutt (near Christchurch in the South Island).
  1. Ohakune Mardi Gras: Known to be the premier winter street party of the season, this is an awesome way to welcome the cooler months with local and international artists, street performance, fireworks, and an atmosphere like no other. For ticket information and more see: http://ohakunemardigras.co.nz/#_

NOTE: Stay safe on our roads. Be sure to take extra care on road trips, especially in winter where the roads are often icy. Make sure to check the conditions before beginning your journey, ensure your car is road safe with all defrosters, heaters, indicators, lights, tires, etc. are all in good working order.

We’d love to hear about your winter adventures. Let us know what you’ve got planned for the upcoming winter months in the comment box below.

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INTERNeX New Zealand: Event in Auckland July 2015

Hello Guys and Girls!

Everyone here in New Zealand is getting cold as ice, which means that we need to plan some fun activities to get ourselves motivated and prevent ourselves from getting depressed! 😥 Therefore I have made a small list of things to do in Auckland in July 🙂

World Press Photo Exhibition

A lot of you guys probably heard of this exhibition before! It is in the news almost every year because of the impressive pictures, and this year the exhibition comes to Auckland!

For more information about this amazing Exhibition, take a look here!

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Disney on Ice – Dare to Dream

Okay, now be completely honest. Who didn’t get even a little excited when you saw this?! DISNEY ON ICE. I don’t think it gets any better. This amazing show will be performing in Auckland from Friday the 24th of July until the 26th in the Vector Arena.

For ticketing and the correct dates and times, take a look here!

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Scrapbooking & Crafting Expo

Yaaay it’s time to get creativeee!! This weekend the Scapbooking & Crafting Expo will be on! They have classes, seminars and workshops that you can book yourself into free demos, competitions, displays, ideas etc. So basically this will be a whole weekend full of creativity!

Wanna get creative? Take a look here!

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NZIFF New Zealand International Film Festival

The NZIFF is an annually returning festival in the winter. They bring all different kinds of movies from all over the world to Auckland to show to you! You can watch the movies on 6 different locations and is definitely worth a visit if you are a big fan of movies!

Want to watch a nice movie? Take a look here for more information!

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Aotea Square Ice Rank

Are there any ice skating lovers on here? Because now is your chance to enjoy some ice skating right in the city centre of Auckland. The Ice Rink is open from 10am in school holidays and 12pm on any other day until 10pm for 7 days a week! At night the lighting gives you a warm feeling as if you are in winter wonderland!

Get Frozen, Let it go, and build a snowman! For more information look here!

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INTERNeX New Zealand: Annual American Express Queenstown Winter Festival

Hello Guys and Girls,

Just letting you know that if you are a big ski or snowboard fan, this winter in New Zealand is     going to be perfect for you!! For the past 2 days there has been a huge snow storm in the South Island which caused around a metre to a metre and a half of snow!

Not only is this great for the ski-season, but it is also a big bonus for the annual American       Express Queenstown Winter Festival that kicked of yesterday! As you probably already know, the Kiwis are always looking for reasons to make a party, and that is exactly how this Festival      started!

Back in 1975 a couple of locals from Queenstown basically decided that the Winter is super amazing and that the start of it needs to be celebrated! Since then, the Festival grew to be one of the biggest celebrations of Winter! The Queenstown Winter Festival is a 10-day celebration including street parties, fireworks, local ánd international acts, comedy, family fun and heaps of more fun stuff!

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INTERNeX New Zealand: Opening of the Ski-season

Kia Ora guys and girls!

As you all do or do not know, the ski season is about to be opened in the South Island. The first ski area to be opened will be Mt Hutt in Canterbury on the 12th of June, followed by Coronet Peak and Cardrona in the Queenstown and Wanaka areas. This seems like an amazing opportunity for you guys who are located in the south island or for the ones that are going to travel there!

Don’t worry if you are not going there anytime soon, because the ski-season last year lasted 128 days! And for you guys who are not going to the south island at all: INTERNeX is organizing a ski-trip in the North Island. More information about that will follow soon!!

Don’t forget that if you have ANY questions (also those not related to skiing) you can contact us via Facebook or via e-mail (pr@internexnewzealand.com).

We hope you are enjoying your time in New Zealand and we would love to receive some updates about how your stay is so far!

PR Team INTERNeX New Zealand

Outdoor Ice Skating

On the 28th of September ANZ will be transforming Queens Wharf in Auckland CBD into a Winter Wonderland. A ice skating rink will be set up at the wharf and will be open for 10 days. This rink will b e fully covered so you can skate rain or shine. This event is FREE so make sure you head a long and practice your ice skating skills.

Venus: Queens Wharf, Auckland CBD

Date: 28/09/2012 – 7/10/2012.

Cost: Free!

140 cm / 5°C/ OPEN!

You are puzzling over the heading? This are the awesome conditions for one of New Zealands wonderful skifields. 140 cm snowbase, 5°C temperature with sunshine and the lifts are open!

Doesn’t it sound like a lot of fun? If you can’t wait to try one of the skifields in New Zealand, here’s your optimal solution.

Mojo Snow has already started with his special offers in the winter season. And is still running the Snow offers because of the awesome conditions. There are different ways of travelling. And if you can’t find the right, we can set up an individual tour for you. Just tell us what you need and we realize your winterexperience.

One option is the self-driving of MOJO. For example the 4 Day North Island Tripper for $539 NZD

This tour is recommended if you wanna go skiing with some friends and are keen to travel on your own.

Includes:

Spaceship hire from Auckland

MOJO Multipass (3-day-liftpass, which can also be used for other activities)

Accommodation

As mentioned there are also exsisting journeys. For example the 6 Day South Island Snow Roadie Tour for $899 NZD

At this tour you ski in the famous snowfields of the South Island and while travelling on the bus you can enjoy the astonishing landscape down there.

Includes:

Travelling by bus

MOJO Multipass (4-day-liftpass, which can also be used for other activities)

Accommodation

Gear

We have the offer – you have to make the decision!

For more information or booking contact: pr@internexnewzealand.com

Cheers, Caro

PR-Departement INTERNeX

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