The pandemic has brought much suffering around the world but New Zealand has emerged as one of the brightest spots. The country managed to control the spread of the disease through early interventions, clear communications, strict protocols, and excellent cooperation. Now residents are enjoying more freedoms thanks to the reduced threat.
In fact, alert Level 2 has now been dropped to Level 1. That means less restrictions on personal travel around the country. People can now travel regionally for business or go on holidays if they wish. Kiwis certainly deserve a break after the stress of the past few months. Local businesses could also use some support after closing for such a long time. If you need rooms for hire, Auckland offers plenty of options at affordable rates.
If you are still looking for a destination, then consider Greenlane in Auckland. This suburb is close to shops, restaurants, parks, raceways, stadiums and showgrounds. Couples and families have lots of places to visit if they spend a holiday here in Greenlane.
Alexandra park was opened way back in 1890 and is the home of harness racing and the Auckland Trotting Club. Friday Night Trots (under lights) has been an Auckland institution since 1958 and is very popular with couples, families and groups. The park also houses The Alex Sports Bar and Eatery plus The Grand Park Seafood Restaurant for a bit of Yum Cha.
This 425 acre urban oasis in the heart of Auckland city is full of open spaces and lush greenery. Cornwall Park is rich with history, nature, farm life and plenty of places to explore. Centred around One Tree Hill this magnificent park offers the opportunity to discover 350 species of trees, sight 30 different species of birds, view a working farm with 600 sheep and 60 cows plus enjoy newborn lambs and calves between July – September. This is a park that educates, rejuvenates, invites exploration, play and discovery plus provides a place for socialising with family and friends. The stunning views from the summit give an expansive outlook over Auckland including Rangitoto, Waitakere Ranges and Waiheke Island.
Stardome Observatory and Planetarium
If you are bringing kids, then make sure that you take them to the fascinating Stardome. It is located within Cornwall Park. Visitors can see the space gallery and exhibits for a low fee. The planetarium show offers a captivating exploration of the night sky. Other shows and special events are also available. The Stardome has two large telescopes that are available for public viewing.
This is a premier exhibition centre that attracts people from around the country. Be sure to check their calendar to see what kind of events are set to take place during the dates of your visit. Some of the scheduled exhibits this year include a pet expo, an armageddon expo, a green food fair, a home show, and many more.
Greenlane is a great option for those looking for a family-friendly weekend getaway. It is also suitable for couples who appreciate a central location for shopping, entertainment, nearby restaurants and cafes. If you need to book a room, then check out the Greenlane Manor for excellent accommodation options.
Greenlane Manor caters to all budgets from standard studios to the executive deluxe spa room which is a self contained unit with kitchenette, air conditioning, underfloor heating and double spa bath.
You and your companions are sure to have a great experience here. Enjoy the clean rooms, reasonable prices, impeccable service, and convenient location in the heart of Auckland. Reserve your own room at the Greenlane Manor today! Go to www.greenlanemanor.co.nz to book now.