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Auckland Honeymoon Package
As you are wished `Bon Voyage’ on the Auckland Honeymoon Package, the wedded couples will be heading for this city in the North Island of New Zealand, called ‘Tamaki Makarau’ by its native Maoris. Auckland ranks high as a city with quality of life and `rare’ as it possesses two harbours on separate water bodies, the central part resting on a narrow cape between the Tasman Sea’s Manukua Harbour and the Pacific Ocean’s Waitemata Harbour. In the south-eastern parts, it has the low green land of the Hunua Ranges, while its western and north-western parts have the Waitekere Ranges. The famous Rangitoto Island is an important landmark, born out of volcanic activity that brought about other islands, lakes, cones and lagoons in the region.
Nicknamed as the ‘City of Sails’, most of Auckland’s population owns a boat and its harbour-line is dotted with yachts. Classic sites include the splendid Town Hall, the Auckland Museum, a novice acknowledged for its neo-classist architecture and display of Pacific and contemporary `mauri’ art and a Greek temple, the Auckland Art Gallery with numerous historic treasures, the Auckland University’s splendid Clock Tower, the famous heritage Civic Theatre, Aotea Square, a hub for arts festivals and crafts markets, Takapuna Beach located in North Shore city, the Viaduct Harbour, St Patrick’s Cathedral, and, the beautiful Sky Tower. Auckland’s night skyline sparkles and glows in the reflection of the waters around it.
The Auckland Honeymoon Package will charm you for the city has beautiful parks including Albert Park, Victoria Park and Auckland Domain, which has excellent views of Rangitoto Island and the Hauraki Gulf. Pre-historic sites exist in One Tree Hill, being a great fortress where craters could be explored and the surrounding Cornwall Park which has dense trees and ancient cottages. Mt. Eden, made out of a volcano, with a grassy crater, is the highest point in Auckland, lending fantastic views of the city. The Waitakere Ranges National Park and the Hunua Ranges have beautiful, pristine bush-land. The magnificent Botanical Gardens with their themed enclosures surrounded by thick greens, Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World with a tunnel-fitted aquarium and a variety of marine life including turtles, sharks, tropical fish as well as penguins, and the Zoo, are places, that would take the couple to a fantasy island! There are many cultural events in Auckland promoting plenty of theatre and live and classical music performances. Besides there is karaoke and cinema for entertainment. The Rolling Stones performed at the Bluestone Room in the 1960’s, and this joint takes everyone down memory lane with its ambience as it hums with live blues and rock over the weekends.
The three largest shopping malls are Sylvia Park, Botany Town Centre and Westfield Albany, stocking up a huge variety of products. Elite brands find a place in High Street, Karangahape Road, Ponsonby Road and Queen Street which are frequented by socialites, besides the upscale shopping areas in Newmarket and Parnell. The Avondale Sunday Market is very popular. The Victoria Park Market has a a treasure trove of things to buy including Kiwi tee-shirts and Tiki key-rings. The Otara Market has fashionable clothing, food and music ,while Zambesi, the best regional brand of clothing, is sought after by celebrities all over. Marvel caters to men, using interesting fabrics for smart shirts, trousers and trendy party-wear. Native Agent, has Maori-made knick-knacks, besides clothes and jewellery. Fingers, is a gallery featuring craftsmanship of some jewellers who created innovative ornaments made of precious metals, stones, shells and fabric; while the Royal Jewellery Studio has authentic and exquisitely-designed Maori jewellery.
The Auckland Honeymoon Package will also prove to be a foodies’ delight for there is a steady flow of cuisine to meet the requirements of international visitors, with numerous restaurants, cafes, bars, bistros and bakeries. Soul Bar and Bistro, Skycity Auckland, the Hilton, Mai Thai, Pastis, a French restaurant, Mecca Café and the Micano Restaurant and Bar are some of the popular places to wine and dine! Sushi, sake and seafood are there for an adventurous experience, while Subway and White Lady are regular fast food restaurants. Other highlighted restaurants include the Canton Café for Chinese meals, Mekong Neua for Thai and Laotian food, Euro for modern New Zealand dishes, Esplanade Restaurant, for a combination of good harbour views and meals, Wildfire for Brazilian fare; Rocco for fine Spanish wining and dining, Toto for authentic Italian dishes; and, Iguacu, the casual dining restaurant, which energises Sunday’s with thumping, live music. There are cafes aplenty, selling savouries and sweets, such as excellent pastries, cakes and bread, tea and coffee and regular meals. Indian restaurants abound Auckland and include the popular ones such as Oh Calcutta, Raviz, Bollywood, Little India Bistro, Shahi Café Parnell, Satya for South Indian delicacies and Nite Spice Restaurant providing a take-away service.
Auckland experiences an oceanic clime making for pleasant, sunny summers, and cold, damp winters. It rains heavily throughout the year, but more during winters. Snow is rare and climatic conditions within the city depend on the nearness to the sea and hilly areas, and the stillness and serenity of the early morning at sunrise could take the honeymooners to revel in the breeze as they take a walk on land or around the sea-side. Recommended for a visit throughout the year!
Bring back the memories of pleasurable indulgence on the Auckland Honeymoon Package, as the newly-weds begin their everlasting journey of togetherness!