Discover the Joy of Auckland this Autumn

As we say goodbye to summer we welcome the joys the season of autumn will bring. Whether you are heading to Auckland for a family holiday, couples escape or simply stopping over before you catch your next flight , there is lots to see and do all within a short radius from Holiday Inn Auckland Airport.

Here’s our top picks:

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1# Wine Tasting at Villa Maria Winery

As the winemakers gear up for harvest season, the grapes are full ripeness and the vines are looking more beautiful than ever. Before winter takes a  bite pay a visit to the Auckland Villa Maria Winery  and enjoy a tasting exceptional New Zealand wine at their cellar door.  Extend your visit with a glass of vino or two and enjoy a platter or long lunch at the lovey Villa Maria Vineyard Café overlooking the Ihumatao Vineyard.

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2# Refresh your Wardrobe

A new season calls for a wardrobe refresh. With more than 100 retail stores under the one roof,  a huge range of big name fashion brands and discounts up to 70% off regular retail prices, there’s no better destination to find some serious bargains than the Dress Smart Outlet Shopping Centre. With bargains to good to be true, you ought to book a larger check-in bag for your flight home. For those with a little more time on their hands, head Sylvia Park Shopping Centre and scout out the latest autumn fashion trends.

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3# Walk Around Cornwall Park

As mid-autumn comes around, there’s nothing more picturesque than a stroll through Auckland’s Cornwall Park. From the falling leaves to the changing colours, Autumn is certainly a golden month to visit Cornwall Park. While there are many factors which makes Cornwall Park special, in particular what sets the park a part from others is the fact that it is home to a working farm. From a far you will see sheep and cattle as you wander through the park and climb up to One Tree Hill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4# Heart-Pumping Adventure

If you are looking for a more energetic activity to keep the big kids and littlies entertained head over to Rocket Ropes. This adventure playground offers two ropes courses: The Rocketeer Course (for the littlies) and the Croc Tower for kids 6+ (Adults are more than welcome to get in on the fun too). Enjoy over 60 fun aerial activities, with challenges sure to test your skills. 

5# Putt Around

No matter your age, or putting ability, Treasure Island Mini Golf provides a whole lot of fun for the whole family. Putt your way around this fun themed mini golf course-It’s the perfect setting for a bit of family friendly competition. Choose between two 18 hole pirate-y courses.

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[Image Source: JK’s Driving Range]

6# Practice your swing

If you can’t hit lightly on the putt, perhaps the driving range is more up your alley. Grab a bucket of golf balls and practice your swing at JK’s World of Golf .  The driving range is open 24 hours/ 7 days a week.